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List of notable or famous economists from the United States, with bios and photos, including the top economists born in the United States and even some popular economists who immigrated to the United States. If you're trying to find out the names of famous American 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 the United States is included when available.

This list has a variety of people in it, from Alan Greenspan to Paul Krugman.

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

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Ben Bernanke is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Economists from the United States
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Ben Shalom Bernanke is an American economist at the Brookings Institution who served two terms as chairman of the Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States from 2006 to 2014. During his tenure as chairman, Bernanke oversaw the Federal Reserve's response to the late-2000s financial crisis. Before becoming Federal Reserve chairman, Bernanke was a tenured professor at Princeton University and chaired the department of economics there from 1996 to September 2002, when he went on public service leave. From 2002 until 2005, he was a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, proposed the Bernanke Doctrine, and first discussed "the Great Moderation" — the theory ...more

Age: 64

Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia, United States of America

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Alan Greenspan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Economists from the United States
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Alan Greenspan is an American economist. ...more

Age: 92

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

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Ben Stein is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Economists from the United States
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Benjamin Jeremy "Ben" Stein is an American writer, lawyer, actor, and commentator on political and economic issues. He attained early success as a speechwriter for American presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Later, he entered the entertainment field and became an actor, comedian, and Emmy Award-winning game show host. Stein has frequently written commentaries on economic, political, and social issues, along with financial advice to individual investors. He is the son of economist and writer Herbert Stein, who worked at the White House under President Nixon. His sister, Rachel, is also a writer. While as a character actor he is well known for his droning, monotonous delivery, in real ...more

Age: 73

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

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Timothy Geithner is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Economists from the United States
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Timothy Franz Geithner is an American economic policy maker and central banker who served as the 75th United States Secretary of the Treasury, under President Barack Obama, from 2009 to 2013. He was previously the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 2003 to 2009. He now serves as president of Warburg Pincus, a Wall Street private equity firm. Geithner's position included a large role in directing the Federal Government's spending on the crisis, including allocation of $350 billion of funds from the Troubled Asset Relief Program enacted during the previous administration. At the end of his first year in office, he continued to deal with multiple high visibility issues, ...more

Age: 56

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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