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List of famous economists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top economists in the world? This includes the most prominent economists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable economists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic economists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned economists.

List people include Alan Greenspan, Vladimir Lenin and many additional people as well.

From reputable, prominent, and well known economists to the lesser known economists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the economist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous economists ever?" and "What are the names of famous economists?" then you're in the right place. 
Ben Bernanke is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Economists
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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 List of Famous Economists
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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 List of Famous Economists
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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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John Maynard Keynes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Economists
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John Maynard Keynes, 1st Baron Keynes, CB, FBA, was a British economist whose ideas have fundamentally affected the theory and practice of modern macroeconomics and informed the economic policies of governments. He built on and greatly refined earlier work on the causes of business cycles, and he is widely considered to be one of the founders of modern macroeconomics and the most influential economist of the 20th century. His ideas are the basis for the school of thought known as Keynesian economics and its various offshoots. In the 1930s, Keynes spearheaded a revolution in economic thinking, overturning the older ideas of neoclassical economics that held that free markets would, in the ...more

Age: Died at 63 (1883-1946)

Birthplace: Cambridge, United Kingdom

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