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:
John Forbes Nash, Jr. 1928–Present
OK we’ve cheated, Nash is technically a mathematician, a genius one at that. But Nash’s pioneering work on game theory has been monumentally influential in the arena of market economics, so much so that he was awarded the 1994 Nobel Prize in Economics. Nash quite literally personifies the fine line between genius and insanity, having struggled with schizophrenia most of his life, the subject of 2001 Hollywood movie, A Beautiful Mind.
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