List of Famous Economists

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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    • Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia, United States of America
    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 United ...more
    • Birthplace: Manhattan, 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 Federal Reserve of the United States from 1987 to 2006. He currently works as a private adviser and provides ...more
  • Age: 78
    • Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA
    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
  • Dec. at 62 (1883-1946)
    • Birthplace: Cambridge, United Kingdom
    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
  • Friedrich Engels

    Dec. at 74 (1820-1895)
    • Birthplace: Eurasia, Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia, Düsseldorf, Germany
    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, journalist ...more
  • Dec. at 47 (1757-1804)
    • Birthplace: Nevis, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Paul Charlestown Parish, Caribbean Sea, Charlestown
    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