The Ten Most Influential Economists of All Time
in association with the University of Kent
The economy has a huge impact on the quality of our lives, those whom have had an effect on the policy adopted, how it functions and the economy's health remain influential both during their tenure and for generations after. Here the Complete University Guide draws up its list of those we consider the most influential economists of all time:
Alfred Marshall 1842–1924
Having written a book with as justifably bold a title as Principles of Economics, it would take a brave person indeed to exclude Alfred Marshall from our Ten Most Influential Economists of All Time. Although you may not know him by name, you'll almost certainly recognise one of the theories he is most noted for working on: supply and demand. Marshall was by no means the first economist to refer to the phenomenon, but he is widely attributed with creating its graphical representation, and developing the model further.
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