Famous Economists - List of Famous Economists
An economist is a person who has studied and is well versed with the policies and practices in the field of economics. Not only are these people well versed with the intricacies of economics but are also the very people who create, propose and even implement certain policies that are designed to better serve they work for. The sectors where they are found generally include the private sector and the public sector or the government sector. While most colleges offer courses in the study of economics, which can take up to 6 years to complete, there have been instances where some of the most notable economists come for backgrounds that may vary from mathematics to sociology and even history. The field of economics even has Nobel Prize associated with it. The list of Nobel laureates in economics include names like Amartya Sen, who got it for his work on welfare economics, Daniel Kahneman, who got the award for his work with the integration of learning’s from phycology into economic science and Elinor Ostrom who was awarded this prestigious honour for her work in the field of economic governance. What follows is a collection of the biographies, including the life story, trivia, interesting facts and timelines, of some such famous economists.
The Most Famous Economists
|Emily Greene Balch||January 8, 1867||American||Emily Greene Balch was an American economist, sociologist and pacifist who won the 1946 Nobel Peace Prize|
|Thomas Sowell||June 30, 1930||American||Thomas Sowell is an American economist, syndicated columnist, writer and social theorist|
|Karl Marx||May 5, 1818||French, German, British||Karl Marx was a Prussian-German philosopher, revolutionary, historian and socialist whose communist ideologies and works laid the foundation for ‘Marxism’|
|Herbert Simon||June 15, 1916||American||Herbert Simon was an American political scientist, economist, sociologist, psychologist, and computer scientist|
|Muhammad Yunus||June 28, 1940||Bangladeshi||Muhammad Yunus is the founder of the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh and the recipient of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize|
|Simon Kuznets||April 30, 1901||American||Simon Kuznets was a noted Russian-American economist, statistician, demographer, and economic historian|
|Paul Samuelson||May 15, 1915||American||Nobel laureate Paul Anthony Samuelson is referred to as the ‘Father of Modern Economics’|
|Jan Tinbergen||April 12, 1903||Dutch||Jan Tinbergen was a noted 20th century Dutch economist, who won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1969|
|Friedrich von Hayek||May 8, 1899||Austrian, German, British||Friedrich von Hayek was a Nobel Prize winning Austrian-British economist and philosopher, best known for his defense of classical liberalism|
|James Tobin||March 5, 1918||American||James Tobin was one of the foremost economists of the late 20th century|
Robert Mundell is a Canadian economist who received the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 1999
Robert C. Merton
Myron Scholes is a Canadian-American economist who won the Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences in 1997
Robert Lucas Jr.
Robert Lucas Jr
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Daniel Little McFadden is an American economist and the co-recipient of the 2000 ‘Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences’
Gary Becker was an American economist who won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1992
Robert Fogel was an American economic historian and scientist who won a share of the 1993 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.
Douglass North was an American economist who won a share of the 1993 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences
Reinhard Selten is a German economist who won a share of the 1994 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences