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List of notable or famous economists from Scotland, with bios and photos, including the top economists born in Scotland and even some popular economists who immigrated to Scotland. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Scottish economists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These economists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known economist from Scotland is included when available.

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This historic economists from Scotland list can help answer the questions "Who are some Scottish economists of note?" and "Who are the most famous economists from Scotland?" These prominent economists of Scotland may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Scottish economists.

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Adam Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Economists from Scotland
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Adam Smith was a Scottish moral philosopher, pioneer of political economy, and key Scottish Enlightenment figure. Smith is best known for two classic works: The Theory of Moral Sentiments, and An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. The latter, usually abbreviated as The Wealth of Nations, is considered his magnum opus and the first modern work of economics. Smith is cited as the "father of modern economics" and is still among the most influential thinkers in the field of economics today. Smith studied social philosophy at the University of Glasgow and at Balliol College, Oxford, where he was one of the first students to benefit from scholarships set up by fellow ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 67 (1723-1790)

Birthplace: Eurasia, United Kingdom, Kirkcaldy, Fife, United Kingdom, + more

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#83 on Historical Figures You Most Want to Bring Back from the Dead

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Alasdair Smith was a professor of economics and Vice-Chancellor at the University of Sussex and is a former Chair of the 1994 Group. He is a noted international economist whose studies have been used by the European Union. He became a Deputy Chair of the Competition Commission in 2012 and is now an inquiry chair at the Competition and Markets Authority. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Lewis, Scotland

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Alex Salmond is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Economists from Scotland
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Alexander Elliot Anderson Salmond is a Scottish politician who served as the fourth First Minister of Scotland from 2007 to 2014. He was the leader of the Scottish National Party for over twenty years, having served for two terms, firstly from 1990 to 2000 and subsequently from 2004 to 2014. He has been the Member of the Scottish Parliament for Aberdeenshire East since 2007, having previously served as the MSP for Banff and Buchan from 1999 to 2001. From 1987 to 2010 he served as Member of Parliament for Banff and Buchan in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom. Following the establishment of the devolved Scottish Parliament in 1999, he simultaneously represented Banff and Buchan as ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 64

Birthplace: Linlithgow, United Kingdom

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Professor Sir Alexander Gray CBE, FRSE was a Scottish civil servant, economist, academic, translator, writer and poet. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 86 (1882-1968)

Birthplace: Eurasia, United Kingdom, Scotland

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