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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. 

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Ben Bernanke is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Economists
age 65 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 ...more

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Alan Greenspan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Economists
age 93 Alan Greenspan is an American economist.

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Ben Stein is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Economists
age 74 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 ...more

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John Maynard Keynes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Economists
Dec. at 63 (1883-1946) 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 ...more

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Friedrich Engels is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Economists
Dec. at 75 (1820-1895) Friedrich Engels was a German social scientist, author, political theorist, philosopher, and father of Marxist theory, together with Karl Marx. In 1845 he published The Condition of the Working ...more

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Alexander Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Economists
Dec. at 47 (1757-1804) Alexander Hamilton was a founding father of the United States, chief staff aide to General George Washington, one of the most influential interpreters and promoters of the U.S. Constitution, the ...more

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Grover Norquist is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Economists
age 62 Grover Glenn Norquist is an American political advocate who is founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform, an organization that opposes all tax increases and a co-founder of the Islamic ...more

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Aung San Suu Kyi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Economists
age 73 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% ...more

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David Hume is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Economists
Dec. at 65 (1711-1776) David Hume was a Scottish historian, philosopher, economist, diplomat and essayist known today especially for his radical philosophical empiricism and scepticism. In light of Hume's central role ...more

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Benjamin J. Cohen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Economists
age 81 Benjamin Jerry Cohen is the Louis G. Lancaster Professor of International Political Economy at the University of California, Santa Barbara. At UCSB, where he has been a member of the faculty ...more

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Adam Smith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Economists
Dec. at 67 (1723-1790) 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 ...more

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Joseph Stiglitz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Economists
age 76 Joseph Eugene Stiglitz, ForMemRS, FBA is an American economist and a professor at Columbia University. He is a recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences and the John Bates Clark ...more

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John Kenneth Galbraith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Economists
Dec. at 98 (1908-2006) John Kenneth "Ken" Galbraith, OC was a Canadian and, later, American economist, public official, and diplomat, and a leading proponent of 20th-century American liberalism. His books on ...more

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John Stuart Mill is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Economists
Dec. at 67 (1806-1873) John Stuart Mill was a British philosopher, political economist and civil servant. He was an influential contributor to social theory, political theory and political economy. He has been called ...more

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Friedrich Hayek is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Economists
Dec. at 93 (1899-1992) Friedrich Hayek CH, born in Austria-Hungary as Friedrich August von Hayek and frequently referred to as F. A. Hayek, was an Austrian, later British, economist and philosopher best known for his ...more

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Dag Hammarskjöld is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Economists
Dec. at 56 (1905-1961) Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjöld was a Swedish diplomat, economist, and author. The second Secretary-General of the United Nations, he served from April 1953 until September 1961. At the ...more

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Dilma Rousseff is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Economists
age 71 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 ...more

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Helmut Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Economists
age 100 Helmut Heinrich Waldemar Schmidt is a German Social Democratic politician who served as Chancellor of West Germany from 1974 to 1982. Prior to becoming Chancellor, he had served as Minister of ...more

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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Economists
age 80 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 ...more

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Atiur Rahman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Economists
age 65 Atiur Rahman is a Bangladeshi economist and author, currently serving as the Governor of Bangladesh Bank, the central bank of the country.

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Alexander Lukashenko is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Economists
age 64 Alexander Grigoryevich Lukashenko is the President of Belarus, having assumed the post on 20 July 1994. Before his career as a politician, Lukashenko worked as director of a state-owned ...more

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Andreas Papandreou is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Economists
Dec. at 77 (1919-1996) Andreas G. Papandreou was a Greek economist, a socialist politician and a dominant figure in Greek politics. The son of Georgios Papandreou, Andreas was a Harvard-trained academic. He served two ...more

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Benigno
age 59 Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III is a Filipino politician who has been the 15th President of the Philippines since June 2010. Aquino is a fourth-generation politician: his great-grandfather, ...more

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Jean-Claude Trichet is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Economists
age 76 Jean-Claude Trichet is a French civil servant who was the president of the European Central Bank from 2003 to 2011. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank for International ...more

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Herbert Simon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Economists
Dec. at 85 (1916-2001) Herbert Alexander Simon, a Nobel laureate, was an American political scientist, economist, sociologist, psychologist, computer scientist, and Richard King Mellon Professor—most notably at ...more