The Ten Most Influential Economists of All Time
in association with Queen Mary, University of London
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:
Karl Marx 1818–1883
More commonly remembered as a revolutionary advocate of communism, Marx was in fact also a classical economist. His theories essentially predicted that capitalism would lead to fluctuations and economic crises, guess what? He was right. Marx went on to publish The Communist Manifesto, having a huge influence on the communist movement of the 20th century, heavily shaping the political landscape. Had communism not been brushed aside by capitalism, Marx’ contribution to economic development may be more widely acknowledged today.
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