Economic Biographies

Articles that give a comprehensive overview of important and influential figures in economics.

John Forbes Nash, Jr. (1928 – )

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John Forbes Nash, Jr. (1928 – )

John Forbes Nash Jr. is an American mathematician and co-recipient of the 1994 Nobel Prize in Economics for his work on game theory. He is also the subject of the 2001 film ‘A Beautiful Mind’.

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John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946)

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John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946)

John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) was a British economist most famous for a set of ideas regarding macroeconomics that would eventually coalesce into the Keynesian economics school of economic thought and theory.

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Milton Friedman (1912-2006)

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Milton Friedman (1912-2006)

Milton Friedman (1912-2006) was an American economist, famous for his writings that formed the basis of the monetarist macroeconomic policy that opposed Keynesianism.

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Adam Smith (1723-1790)

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Adam Smith (1723-1790)

Adam Smith (1723-1790) was a philosopher and economist, who came to be known as the “father of modern economics” through his main piece of work ‘An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations’.

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