Economics hall of fame

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Hall of Fame[edit]

The Wikiversity School of Economics ranking of the best 50 Top Economists you should not miss in your life! Write here the name of an economist you think should not be missed and a brief explanation for your choice. We will collect all the proposals and by the end of 2007 we will write the first names to be inserted in the hall of fame.

  • Candidates:
  • 1. TORSTEN PERSSON (Sweden, Stockholm University). Motivation: for the usage of new approaches in the Political Economy.
  • 2. JORGEN WEIBULL (Sweden, Stockholm University). Motivation: for his outstanding mathematical skills he applied in the economic analysis.
  • 3. JOSEPH STIGLITZ (U.S.A, Columbia University). Motivation: for his remarkable contributions in Public Economics.
  • 4. ROBERT ENGLE (U.S.A, University of California, San Diego). Motivation: for his contribution of ARCH models.
  • 5. ROBERT MUNDELL (U.S.A, Columbia University), Motivation: For his work on Optimum Currency Area theory and Supply-Side Economics.
  • 6 MHAIRI ELLIOT (England, Walton Learning Centre). Motivation: Her outstanding contributions to the teaching of economics to students in Milton Keynes.
  • 7. John Maynard Keynes
  • 8. Milton Friedman
  • 9. Franco Modigliani
  • 10. Edmund Phelps
  • 11. Robert Lucas
  • 12. Adam Smith
  • 13. John B. Taylor
  • 14. Robert Solow
  • 15. William Phillips
  • 16. Amartya Sen, Motivation: For his outstanding work in development & welfare economics.
  • 17. Arthur Lewis, Motivation: For his contribution to development thinking and policy.
  • 18. Steve Levitt (University of Chicago), Motivation: for his remarkable contributions to empirical and every-day economics.
  • 19. Celso Furtado (CEPAL), Motivation: For his formulation about the common characteristics of latin america economies.
  • 20. Richard Cantillon , Motivation: One of the first economists created some of the first principles of economics
  • 21. Friedrich Hayek , Motivation: One of the founders of the Austrian School of Economics
  • 22. Ludwig von Mises , Motivation: One of the founders of the Austrian School of Economics
  • 23. John Kenneth Galbraith, Motivation: An alternative view on Economics
  • 24. Tim Harford, Motivation: For bringing economic analysis to the masses.
  • 25. Karl Marx, Motivation: For introducing a new and radical approach to politcal economy and how it can benefit all
  • 26. Frederick Engels, Motivation: Providing Marx with some of his key ideas on how the economy should be run for the benefit of all
  • 27. David Ricardo, free-market pioneer
  • 28. John Stuart Mill, early textbook author & distributor of Ricardian & Smithian economic thought
  • 29. Thomas Malthus
  • 30. Jerememy Bentham: "the greatest good for the greatest number of people"