The Ten Most Influential Economists of All Time

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: 


Milton Friedman 1912–2006

Milton Friedman, an avid supporter and proponent of free markets, was educated at Rutgers University, the University of Chicago and Columbia University. Awarded the 1976 Nobel Prize for Economics, he is most notable for his work on consumption analysis, monetary history and theory, and stabilisation policy. Despite his achievements, Friedman polarises opinion with many attributing the rise of conservatism in America, during Reagan’s presidency, to his economic policies.