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List of famous female economists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female economists list contains the most prominent and top females known for being economists. There are thousand of females working as economists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic economists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a economist then the people below should give you inspiration.

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While this isn't a list of all female economists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female economists?" and "Who are the best female economists?"
Aung San Suu Kyi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Economists
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Aung San Suu Kyi AC is a Burmese opposition politician and chairperson of the National League for Democracy in Burma. In the 1990 general election, the NLD won 59% of the national votes and 81% of the seats in Parliament . She had, however, already been detained under house arrest before the ...more

Age: 71

Birthplace: Yangon, Myanmar

Profession: Pacifist, Civil rights activist, Politician, Democracy activist, Economist, + more

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Yulia Tymoshenko is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Economists
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Yulia Volodymyrivna Tymoshenko is a Ukrainian politician and businesswoman. She co-led the Orange Revolution and was the first woman appointed Prime Minister of Ukraine, serving from 24 January to 8 September 2005, and again from 18 December 2007 to 4 March 2010. Tymoshenko is the leader of the ...more

Age: 55

Birthplace: Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine

Profession: Businessperson, Politician, Economist

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Dilma Rousseff is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Economists
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Dilma Vana Rousseff is the 36th and current President of Brazil. She is the first woman to hold the office. She was previously the Chief of Staff of the President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva from 2005 to 2010. The daughter of a Bulgarian entrepreneur, Rousseff was raised in an upper middle class ...more

Age: 69

Birthplace: Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Profession: Politician, Economist

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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Economists
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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (born 29 October 1938) is the 24th and current President of Liberia. She served as Minister of Finance under President William Tolbert from 1979 until the 1980 coup d'état, after which she left Liberia and held senior positions at various financial institutions. She placed a ...more

Age: 78

Birthplace: Monrovia, Liberia

Profession: Businessperson, Politician, Economist

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