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Fan Li, Probably the earliest economist, served as an advisor to King Goujian of Yue (496 BC465 BC) in the ancient Chinese Spring and Autumn Period.
Richard Cantillon (16801734), Irish-French: author of Essai sur la Nature du Commerce en Gιnιral (Essay on the Nature of Trade in General)
David Hume (1711 1776), Scottish: ideas on private property, inflation, and foreign trade
Adam Smith (1723 1790), Scottish: The father of modern economics; pioneer of political economy.
John Maynard Keynes (1883 1946), British: theorized that governments should spend money they don't have.
Thomas Robert Malthus (17661834), English: popularized the economic theory of rent and demand theory.
David Ricardo (1772 1823), English: labour theory of value; free trade.
John Stuart Mill (1806 1873), British: freedom of the individual in opposition to unlimited state control
Karl Marx (1818 1883), German: author of Capital: Critique of Political Economy - meant to reveal the economics of capitalism and how it was the precursor of socialism.
Irving Fisher (1867 1947), American: quantity theory of money; debt deflation
John Kenneth Galbraith (1908 2006), Canadian-American: Keynesian economics, institutional economics
Milton Friedman (1912 2006), American: stresses the importance of the quantity of money as an instrument of government policy.
Paul Robin Krugman (1953 - ), American: International Trade Theory
Robert Merton Solow (1924 - ), American: founder of modern growth theory
Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen (1906 1994), Romanian: theorized that the second law of thermodynamics governs economic processes.
Economists - Elementary/Middle/High School Level
The Economists - Blupete
Economists - Middle/High School Level
Biographies of Famous Economists - about.com
Noted Economists - Queen's University
Economists - Middle/High/High+ School Level
Important Free Market Economists: Photos and Biographical Links - Policy of Liberty.net
Who's Who in Economics - Robert Schenk
List of economists - Wikipedia
Economists - High/High+ School Level
Biographies in Brief - Library of Economics and Liberty
The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics - Library of Economics and Liberty
McMaster University Archive for the History of Economic Thought
Economics Laureates - Nobel e-Museum
AKAMAC E-text Links
List of Economists - Wikipedia
Economics People - Open Directory