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Economist

Peter R. Orszag

Peter R. Orszag About Economist who has held many high-profile positions including Vice Chairman of Corporate and Investment Banking at Citigroup and Director of the Congressional Budget Office. Other Informations He graduated with honors from Phillips Exeter Academy and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Princeton University. He has written weekly columns for …

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala About Economist and former Nigerian Minister of Finance also known as Dr. Okonjo-Iweala. She served two terms as Minister of Finance, worked for the World Bank, and served for a brief time as the Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2006 before she resigned. Other Informations She attended the International School Ibadan and later …

Economist

Thorstein Veblen

Thorstein Veblen About An American author known for his famous work The Theory of the Leisure Class, he combined Darwinism with economic theory to critique capitalism. He served on the faculty of both the University of Chicago and the University of Missouri. Other Informations He studied first at Carleton College and later at Johns Hopkins …

Economist

Herbert A. Simon

Herbert A. Simon About Nobel Prize-winning economist who formed the theory of satisficing, that posits that humans desire outcomes that aren’t perfect, but are just good enough. Other Informations An excellent student at Minnesota’s public schools, he found himself often bored by schoolwork, but drawn to the idea that human behavior could be studied systematically. …

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Joseph Schumpeter

Joseph Schumpeter About Austrian-Hungarian-American scientist and one of the most influential economists of the 20th century. He came up with the recognized term ‘creative destruction’, which refers to the linked processes of the accumulation and annihilation of wealth under capitalism. Other Informations He worked at universities in Germany, Japan, and the United States. The former …

Economist

José Piñera

José Piñera About Economist who designed Chile’s private pension system and served as Chilean Secretary of Labor and Social Security. Other Informations He earned a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University. He was a member of the “Chicago Boys,” a group of economists who attended either the Universidad Catolica de Chile (in Pinera’s case) or …

Economist

Ludwig von Mises

Ludwig von Mises About A prominent twentieth-century economic and political philosopher, he is remembered for his association with the Austrian School and for his influence upon the American libertarian movement. His most well known work, Human Action: A Treatise on Economics, was published in 1949. Other Informations After earning a law degree from the University …

Economist

Sebastián Edwards

Sebastián Edwards About Professor who served as Chief Economist for the Latin American and Caribbean region of the World Bank. Other Informations He attended the Catholic University of Chile and the University of Chicago. He taught at the University of California, Los Angeles, as well as at Argentina’s Universidad Austral. He married economist Alejandra Cox, …

Economist

Robert Reich

Robert Reich About Best known for serving during the presidential administration of Bill Clinton as the twenty-second United States Secretary of Labor, this author and political figure also entered the 2002 Massachusetts gubernatorial race and taught at Harvard, Brandeis, and the University of California, Berkeley. Other Informations After graduating with honors from Dartmouth College, he …

Economist

Ishrat Hussain

Ishrat Hussain About Economist who was also the Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan. Other Informations He attended Williams College and Boston University for economics. He was the recipient of the 2006 Asian Banker Life Time Achievement Award. He was born in Pakistan, but spent a lot of time in the United States. Hussain …

Economist

Manuel Pinho

Manuel Pinho About Portuguese politician and economist who served as Minister of Economy and Innovation from 2005 to 2009. Before entering politics he spent his career in international institutions and banking. Other Informations He graduated from the Technical University of Lisbon in 1975. He was behind Portugal becoming a leader in renewable energy. He married …

Economist

Harry Dexter White

Harry Dexter White About Notable for his high-ranking position with the United States Treasury Department, this American economist is remembered for his post-World War II financial policy initiatives (including the creation of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund) and is equally infamous for sharing American financial secrets with the Soviet Union. Other Informations …