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List of Famous Economists

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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

    BirthplaceAugusta, Georgia, United States of America

    Ben Shalom Bernanke ( bər-NANG-kee; born December 13, 1953) is an American economist at the... more on Wikipedia
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    Alan Greenspan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Economists

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Alan Greenspan (; born March 6, 1926) is an American economist who served as Chair of the... more on Wikipedia

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

    Ben Stein

    Age: 75

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Benjamin Jeremy Stein (born November 25, 1944) is an American writer, lawyer, actor, and... more on Wikipedia

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    John Maynard Keynes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Economists

    John Maynard Keynes

    Dec. at 63 (1883-1946)

    BirthplaceCambridge, United Kingdom

    John Maynard Keynes, 1st Baron Keynes ( KAYNZ; 5 June 1883 – 21 April 1946), was a British... more on Wikipedia

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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)

    BirthplaceWuppertal, Germany

    Friedrich Engels ( ENG-(g)əlz; German: [ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈʔɛŋl̩s]; sometimes anglicised Frederick... more on Wikipedia

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    Alexander Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Economists

    Alexander Hamilton

    Dec. at 47 (1757-1804)

    BirthplaceCharlestown, Saint Kitts and Nevis

    Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1755 or 1757 – July 12, 1804) was an American statesman,... more on Wikipedia

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    Grover Norquist is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Economists

    BirthplaceSharon, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Grover Glenn Norquist (born October 19, 1956) is an American political activist and tax... more on Wikipedia
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    Aung San Suu Kyi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Economists

    BirthplaceYangon, Myanmar

    Aung San Suu Kyi (; Burmese: အောင်ဆန်းစုကြည်; MLCTS: aung hcan: cu. krany Burmese... more on Wikipedia

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    David Hume is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Economists

    David Hume

    Dec. at 65 (1711-1776)

    BirthplaceEdinburgh, United Kingdom

    David Hume (born 7 May 1711 NS – 25 August 1776) was a Scottish Enlightenment philosopher,... more on Wikipedia
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    Benjamin J. Cohen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Economists
    Benjamin Jerry Cohen is the Louis G. Lancaster Professor of International Political Economy at... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Adam Smith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Economists

    Adam Smith

    Dec. at 67 (1723-1790)

    BirthplaceEurasia, United Kingdom, Kirkcaldy, Fife, United Kingdom

    Adam Smith (16 June [O.S. 5 June] 1723 – 17 July 1790) was a Scottish economist, philosopher... more on Wikipedia

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    Joseph Stiglitz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Economists

    BirthplaceGary, Indiana, United States of America

    Joseph Eugene Stiglitz (; born February 9, 1943) is an American economist, public policy... more on Wikipedia
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    John Kenneth Galbraith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Economists

    John Kenneth Galbraith

    Dec. at 98 (1908-2006)

    BirthplaceIona Station, Ontario, Canada

    John Kenneth Galbraith (October 15, 1908 – April 29, 2006), also known as Ken Galbraith, was... more on Wikipedia

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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)

    BirthplaceEurasia, Pentonville, United Kingdom, London, England

    John Stuart Mill (20 May 1806 – 7 May 1873), usually cited as J. S. Mill, was a British... more on Wikipedia

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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)

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Friedrich August von Hayek (; German: [ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈaʊ̯ɡʊst ˈhaɪɛk]; 8 May 1899 – 23 March... more on Wikipedia
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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)

    BirthplaceJönköping, Sweden

    Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjöld ( HAM-ər-shuuld, Swedish: [ˈdɑːɡ ²hamːarˌɧœld] (listen); 29... more on Wikipedia

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

    BirthplaceBelo Horizonte, Brazil

    Dilma Vana Rousseff (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈdʒiwmɐ ˈvɐ̃nɐ ʁuˈsɛf(i)]; born 14 December 1947)... more on Wikipedia
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    Helmut Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Economists

    BirthplaceHamburg, Germany

    Helmut Heinrich Waldemar Schmidt (German pronunciation: [ˈhɛlmuːt ˈha͡ɪnʁɪç ˈvaldəmaːɐ ˈʃmɪt];... more on Wikipedia

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

    Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

    Age: 81

    BirthplaceMonrovia, Liberia

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    Atiur Rahman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Economists

    BirthplaceJamalpur District, Bangladesh

    Atiur Rahman is a Bangladeshi economist and author, currently serving as the Governor of... more on Wikipedia
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    Alexander Lukashenko is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Economists

    BirthplaceKopys, Belarus

    Alexander Grigoryevich Lukashenko (Belarusian: Алякса́ндар Рыго́равіч Лукашэ́нка, romanized:... more on Wikipedia

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    Andreas Papandreou is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Economists

    Andreas Papandreou

    Dec. at 77 (1919-1996)

    BirthplaceChios, Greece

    Andreas Georgios Papandreou (Greek: Ανδρέας Γεώργιος Παπανδρέου, pronounced [anˈðreas... more on Wikipedia
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    Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Economists

    BirthplaceMetropolitan Manila, Manila, Municipalities of the Philippines, Philippines

    Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III (born February 8, 1960) is a Filipino politician who... more on Wikipedia
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    Jean-Claude Trichet is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Economists

    BirthplaceLyon, France

    Jean-Claude Trichet (French: [ʒɑ̃ klod tʁiʃɛ]; born 20 December 1942) is a French economist... more on Wikipedia
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    Herbert Simon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Economists

    Herbert Simon

    Dec. at 85 (1916-2001)

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin

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