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NAQT Economists

NAQT You Gotta Know - Economists

Scottish philosopher and economist, known for "An Inquiry into the nature and causes of the Wealth of Nations", creator of the metaphor "invisible hands" Adam Smith
American economist famous for his advocacy of monetarism in works like "A Monetary History of the United States, 1867-1960"; strongly associated with "laissez-faire" Milton Friedman
German economist, historian, and social philosopher. Wrote "Das Kapital" with Engels Karl Marx
English economist who is famous for "The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money" and argued for deficit spending in times of prolonged recessions John Maynard Keynes
English economist famous for "Principles of Political Economy and Taxation" and also put forth the iron law of wages David Ricardo
Canadian economist who wrote "The Affluent Society" and "The New Industrial State" John Kenneth Galbraith
French economist who was the leader of the Physiocrats, the first systematic school of economic thought. Francois Quesnay
English economist who wrote "Principles of Economics", introduced the notions of consumer surplus, quasi-rent, demand curves, and elasticity. Alfred Marshall
American economist(of Norwegian heritage) who wrote "The Theory of the Leisure Class" and introduced "conspicuous consumption" Thorstein Veblen
British economist and social philosopher, known for extending some of Ricardo's ideas. Also wrote "On Liberty" John Stuart Mill
English classical economist, startled the 19th century society by stating that population growth would exceed food supply Thomas Malthus
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