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User currently offlineSSTjumbo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 7090 times:

Hello. As I study for my economics final, could anyone remind me of famous people in economics? I don't have any of my notes from that class right now, but I know of Adam Smith, John M. Keynes, John Bates Clark, and John Baptiste off the top of my head. Who am I missing who is very important? Thanks.

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User currently offlineMcringring From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 7078 times:

Chad Thomas. Came up with the 64/40/22/12/grenade formula.



User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 7073 times:

Mcringring. Very astute call with Chad Thomas. Don't forget he also pioneered the triple trickle down theory as well.

User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 7067 times:

Milton Friedman is another one.


"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
User currently offlineSSTjumbo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 7063 times:

PROSA, I remember now that he is another one. Could you tell me what he's famous for? I forgot to mention that I need to know that.

User currently offlineFlyBoeing From United States of America, joined May 2000, 866 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 7055 times:

Milton Friedman is the big monetarist, popular with the GOP and other "hands off economy" types who believe that the biggest thing that affects the economy is inflation. He's the arch-enemy of Keynes and other types who believe that government intervention can affect the economy and that unemployment is more important.

As far as I can tell, Friedman is my favorite. I also like Paul Krugman.


User currently offlineN202PA From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1562 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 7051 times:

Economics degree-holder here. You mentioned some of the major ones, but you'll also probably want to remember Karl Marx and John Stuart Mill, too.

Check out this link for a simple listing:

http://www.frbsf.org/publications/education/unfrmd.great/greattimes.html

And this link for some interesting economics documents:

http://www.economics.ltsn.ac.uk/teaching/history.htm

And this link for the schools of economic thought through the ages:

http://cepa.newschool.edu/het/thought.htm

Hope this helps!


User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7801 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 7037 times:

I am staring at his book right now...

Don't forget James Kenneth Gailbraith... probably the biggest critic of neo-liberal/conservative economics there is right now.

And never ever forget Marx. He was by far the best scholar of Adam Smith and capitalism of his time, not to mention its strongest critic.



Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29812 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 7032 times:

F. A. Hayek. Nobel laureate, Teacher of Milton Friedman and inspiration of the monetary policies of both Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan. Wrote the book, "The Road to Serfdom".

Over time the thoughts of Keynes will become more marginalized and outdated. The transition of the US and British economies from the recessions of the 70's to the economic boom of the 1980's, Germany when price controls where abolished post world war II(I can't remember the fellow who ordered that), and Poland's transformation to a market economy is proof of that.

Marx's ideas need to be banished to the pages of history too.



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineTwaneedsnohelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 7013 times:

Heres some Econ Noble prize holders:

> > 1970 - Paul Anthony Samuelson
> > 1971 - Simon Kuznets
> > 1972 - Kenneth Joseph Arrow
> > 1975 - Leonid Kantorovich
> > 1976 - Milton Friedman
> > 1978 - Herbert A. Simon
> > 1980 - Lawrence Robert Klein
> > 1985 - Franco Modigliani
> > 1987 - Robert M. Solow
> > 1990 - Harry Markowitz
> > 1990 - Merton Miller
> > 1992 - Gary Becker
> > 1993 Rober Fogel


User currently offlineSJC>SFO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 7004 times:

well... John Nash's equillibrium theory is a huge part of modern economic theory. Don't forget that one.

User currently offlineSSTjumbo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 6994 times:

Thanks everyone very much. BTW, WHO KEEPS GIVING EACH OF MY THREADS ONE STAR?! Whoever is should stop because you're only making yourself look bad and sacrificing your honor. I hope I don't need to bring this up again

User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 6994 times:

Well obviously you're Matt D in disguise.

User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 6988 times:

Wait, I missed this

Whoever is should stop because you're only making yourself look bad and sacrificing your honor. I hope I don't need to bring this up again

LOL!!


User currently offlineMcringring From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6979 times:

In the unlikely event that I start an "I'm too lazy to do my own homework" thread, as you did, I give you full permission to give it one star.

User currently offlineSSTjumbo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6975 times:

Mcringring I am NOT too lazy to do my homework and am simply asking for HELP while I study. Is that too much to ask for? Anyway, thanks again for anyone who chose to help me.

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