Famous Economists - List of Famous Economists - page 2

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

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Emily Greene BalchJanuary 8, 1867AmericanEmily Greene Balch was an American economist, sociologist and pacifist who won the 1946 Nobel Peace Prize
Thomas SowellJune 30, 1930AmericanThomas Sowell is an American economist, syndicated columnist, writer and social theorist
Karl MarxMay 5, 1818French, German, BritishKarl Marx was a Prussian-German philosopher, revolutionary, historian and socialist whose communist ideologies and works laid the foundation for ‘Marxism’
Muhammad YunusJune 28, 1940BangladeshiMuhammad Yunus is the founder of the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh and the recipient of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize
Herbert SimonJune 15, 1916AmericanHerbert Simon was an American political scientist, economist, sociologist, psychologist, and computer scientist
Simon KuznetsApril 30, 1901AmericanSimon Kuznets was a noted Russian-American economist, statistician, demographer, and economic historian
Paul SamuelsonMay 15, 1915AmericanNobel laureate Paul Anthony Samuelson is referred to as the ‘Father of Modern Economics’
Jan TinbergenApril 12, 1903DutchJan Tinbergen was a noted 20th century Dutch economist, who won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1969
Friedrich von HayekMay 8, 1899Austrian, German, BritishFriedrich von Hayek was a Nobel Prize winning Austrian-British economist and philosopher, best known for his defense of classical liberalism
James TobinMarch 5, 1918AmericanJames Tobin was one of the foremost economists of the late 20th century
Ronald Coase

Ronald Coase

Ronald Coase was a highly acclaimed British economist who became the proud recipient of Nobel Prize in Economics in 1991

BritishDecember 29, 1910128 views

Roy Harrod

Sir Henry Roy Forbes Harrod was an English economist who contributed greatly to the field of macroeconomics

BritishFebruary 13, 190098 views

Piero Sraffa

Piero Sraffa was an Italian economist who is considered as the founder of the neo-Ricardian school of economics

ItalianAugust 5, 1898112 views

Theodore Schultz

Theodore William Schultz was an American economist whose works concerning the significance of human capital in economic development earned him the 1979 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.

AmericanApril 30, 190282 views

William F. Sharpe

William Forsyth Sharpe is an American economist who received the Nobel Memorial Prize for Economic Sciences for developing the ‘Capital Asset Pricing Model’

AmericanJune 16, 193482 views

Leonid Kantorovich

Leonid Kantorovich was a Russian mathematician and economist

RussianJanuary 19, 1912118 views

Harry Markowitz

Harry Max Markowitz is an American economist who won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 1990

AmericanAugust 24, 1927109 views

Lawrence Klein

Lawrence R

AmericanSeptember 14, 1920102 views

Kenneth Arrow

Kenneth Arrow is an American economist whose works have earned him the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1972

AmericanAugust 23, 1921128 views