With 288 biographies, Economists are the 36th most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Inventors, Swimmers, and Historians.

Pantheon has 289 people classified as economists born between 1021 and 1977. Of these 289, 117 (40.48%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living economists include Philip Kotler, Amartya Sen, and Michael Porter. The most famous deceased economists include Karl Marx, Adam Smith, and John Maynard Keynes.

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Most economists were born in United States (94), United Kingdom (34), and Germany (24). By city, the most common birth places were New York City (17), London (13), and Chicago (7).The most common death places of economists were United States (58), United Kingdom (32), and France (17). By city, these were New York City (11), Paris (10), and London (9).

The earliest biographies classified as economists in Pantheon are Thomas Mun, Benedetto Cotrugli, and Wang Anshi.  The concentration of economists was largest during the Radio & Film Era, which lasted from 1900 to 1949. Some birth or death locations for earlier economists are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.

Which Economists were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 25 most globally memorable Economists since 1700.

Economists are found within the Science & Technology domain which also includes Mathematicians, Biologists, Physicists, Astronomers, and Chemists.