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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 ( bər-NANG-kee; born December 13, 1953) is an American economist at the Brookings Institution who served two terms as Chair of the Federal Reserve, the central bank of the ...more

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Alan Greenspan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Economists
age 93
Alan Greenspan (; born March 6, 1926) is an American economist who served as Chair of the Federal Reserve of the United States from 1987 to 2006. He currently works as a private adviser and ...more

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Ben Stein is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Economists
age 74
Benjamin Jeremy Stein (born November 25, 1944) is an American writer, lawyer, actor, and commentator on political and economic issues. He was a speechwriter for U.S. presidents Richard Nixon and ...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 ( KAYNZ; 5 June 1883 – 21 April 1946), was a British economist, trained mathematician, whose ideas fundamentally changed the theory and practice of ...more

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Friedrich Engels is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Economists
Friedrich Engels Dec. at 75 (1820-1895)
Friedrich Engels ( ENG-(g)əlz; German: [ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈʔɛŋl̩s]; sometimes anglicised Frederick Engels; 28 November 1820 – 5 August 1895) was a German philosopher, communist, social scientist, ...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 (January 11, 1755 or 1757 – July 12, 1804) was an American statesman, politician, legal scholar, military commander, lawyer, banker and economist. He was one of the Founding ...more

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Grover Norquist is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Economists
age 62
Grover Glenn Norquist (born October 19, 1956) is an American political activist and tax reduction advocate who is founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform, an organization that opposes ...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 (; Burmese: အောင်ဆန်းစုကြည်; MLCTS: aung hcan: cu. krany Burmese pronunciation: [àʊɴ sʰáɴ sṵ tɕì]; born 19 June 1945) is a Burmese politician, diplomat, ...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 (; born David Home; 7 May 1711 NS (26 April 1711 OS) – 25 August 1776) was a Scottish Enlightenment philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist, who is best known today for his ...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 (16 June [O.S. 5 June] 1723 – 17 July 1790) was a Scottish economist, philosopher and author as well as a moral philosopher, a pioneer of political economy and a key figure during the ...more

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Joseph Stiglitz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Economists
age 76
Joseph Eugene Stiglitz (; born February 9, 1943) is an American economist, public policy analyst, and a professor at Columbia University. He is a recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in ...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 Galbraith (October 15, 1908 – April 29, 2006), also known as Ken Galbraith, was a Canadian-born economist, public official, and diplomat, and a leading proponent of 20th-century ...more

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John Stuart Mill is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Economists
John Stuart Mill Dec. at 67 (1806-1873)
John Stuart Mill (20 May 1806 – 7 May 1873), usually cited as J. S. Mill, was a British philosopher, political economist, and civil servant. One of the most influential thinkers in the history ...more

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Friedrich Hayek is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Economists
Friedrich Hayek Dec. at 93 (1899-1992)
Friedrich August von Hayek (; German: [ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈaʊ̯ɡʊst ˈhaɪɛk]; 8 May 1899 – 23 March 1992), often referred to by his initials F. A. Hayek, was an Anglo-Austrian economist and ...more
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Dag Hammarskjöld is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Economists
Dag Hammarskjöld Dec. at 56 (1905-1961)
Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjöld ( HAM-ər-shuuld, Swedish: [ˈdɑːɡ ²hamːarˌɧœld] (listen); 29 July 1905 – 18 September 1961) was a Swedish economist and diplomat who served as 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 (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈdʒiwmɐ ˈvɐ̃nɐ ʁuˈsɛf(i)]; born 14 December 1947) is a Brazilian economist and politician who served as the 36th President of Brazil, holding the ...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 (German pronunciation: [ˈhɛlmuːt ˈha͡ɪnʁɪç ˈvaldəmaːɐ ˈʃmɪt]; 23 December 1918 – 10 November 2015) was a German politician and member of the Social ...more

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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Economists
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf age 80
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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 (Belarusian: Алякса́ндар Рыго́равіч Лукашэ́нка, romanized: Alyaksándr Ryhóravich Lukashénka, IPA: [alʲaˈksand(a)r rɨˈɣɔravʲitʂ lukaˈʂɛnka]; ...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 Georgios Papandreou (Greek: Ανδρέας Γεώργιος Παπανδρέου, pronounced [anˈðreas papanˈðreu]; 5 February 1919 – 23 June 1996) was a Greek economist, politician and a dominant figure ...more
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Benigno "Noynoy&quo... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Economists
age 59
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Jean-Claude Trichet is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Economists
age 76
Jean-Claude Trichet (French: [ʒɑ̃ klod tʁiʃɛ]; born 20 December 1942) is a French economist who served as President of the European Central Bank from 2003 to 2011. Previous to his assumption of ...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 Simon may refer to: Herbert A. Simon (1916–2001), American political scientist and economist Herbert Simon (real estate) (born 1934), American real estate developer