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Famous Economists


  1. Name the modern founder of macroeconomics, whose most famous work is The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money?
  2. Principles of Economics was the dominant economics textbook in England for many years. Which economist born in 1842 wrote it?
  3. Published in 1776, what is the shortened title of the magnum opus of Scottish economist Adam Smith? This book addresses the division of labour, free markets and productivity.

  4. Name the Canadian economist who served as Bank of England governor from 2013 to 2020?
  5. Which American economist won the 1976 Nobel Prize in Economics?
  6. Which American president implemented the Marshall Plan to rebuild the economy of Western Europe? This president also made the quote: "It's a recession when your neighbour loses his job; it's a depression when you lose your own."
  7. Who joined the BBC in 1993 as an economics correspondent and worked as economics editor on Newsnight from 1997 to 2001?
  8. Born in London in 1806, which influential economist and philosopher believed in a moral theory called utilitarianism?
  9. Whose contribution to the field of economics includes the 1958 book The Affluent Society and the 1973 publication Economics and the Public Purpose?
  10. Which British economist served as the Governor of the Bank of England from 2003 to 2013 and is a Professor at the London School of Economics?


  1. John Maynard Keynes
  2. Alfred Marshall
  3. The Wealth of Nations
  4. Mark Carney
  5. Milton Friedman
  6. Harry S. Truman
  7. Evan Davis
  8. John Stuart Mill
  9. John Kenneth Galbraith
  10. Mervyn King