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    Famous Economists
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    Famous Economists

    Fan Li, Probably the earliest economist, served as an advisor to King Goujian of Yue (496 BC—465 BC) in the ancient Chinese Spring and Autumn Period.

    Richard Cantillon (1680—1734), Irish-French: author of Essai sur la Nature du Commerce en Gιnιral (Essay on the Nature of Trade in General)

    David Hume (1711 – 1776), Scottish: ideas on private property, inflation, and foreign trade

    Adam Smith (1723 – 1790), Scottish: The father of modern economics; pioneer of political economy.

    John Maynard Keynes (1883 – 1946), British: theorized that governments should spend money they don't have.

    Thomas Robert Malthus (1766–1834), English: popularized the economic theory of rent and demand theory.

    David Ricardo (1772 – 1823), English: labour theory of value; free trade.

    John Stuart Mill (1806 – 1873), British: freedom of the individual in opposition to unlimited state control

    Karl Marx (1818 – 1883), German: author of Capital: Critique of Political Economy - meant to reveal the economics of capitalism and how it was the precursor of socialism.

    Irving Fisher (1867 – 1947), American: quantity theory of money; debt deflation

    John Kenneth Galbraith (1908 – 2006), Canadian-American: Keynesian economics, institutional economics

    Milton Friedman (1912 – 2006), American: stresses the importance of the quantity of money as an instrument of government policy.

    Paul Robin Krugman (1953 - ), American: International Trade Theory

    Robert Merton Solow (1924 - ), American: founder of modern growth theory

    Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen (1906 – 1994), Romanian: theorized that the second law of thermodynamics governs economic processes.

    Economists - Elementary/Middle/High School Level
    The Economists - Blupete

    Economists - Middle/High School Level
    Famous Economists
    Noted Economists - Queen's University

    Economists - Middle/High/High+ School Level
    Important Free Market Economists: Photos and Biographical Links - Policy of Liberty.net
    Who's Who in Economics - Robert Schenk
    List of economists - Wikipedia

    Economists - High/High+ School Level
    Biographies in Brief - Library of Economics and Liberty
    The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics - Library of Economics and Liberty
    McMaster University Archive for the History of Economic Thought
    Economics Laureates - Nobel e-Museum
    AKAMAC E-text Links

    Economists Directories
    List of Economists - Wikipedia
    The Ten Most Influential Economists of All Time

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