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Distinguished Economists from Cambridge (UK)

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Last updated 4 Mar 2023

Cambridge University in the UK has produced many distinguished economists over the years.

Here are some of the most notable ones:

  1. John Maynard Keynes: One of the most influential economists of the 20th century, Keynes is known for his theories on government intervention in the economy and his advocacy for economic policies that prioritize job creation and social welfare.
  2. Joan Robinson: A prominent member of the Cambridge school of economics, Robinson made significant contributions to the study of imperfect competition and the theory of economic growth.
  3. Amartya Sen: A Nobel laureate in economics, Sen is known for his work on social choice theory, welfare economics, and development economics.
  4. Frank Ramsey: A mathematician and economist, Ramsey is known for his contributions to the fields of decision theory and game theory.
  5. Piero Sraffa: A key figure in the Cambridge school of economics, Sraffa made significant contributions to the theory of value and distribution and the critique of neoclassical economics.
  6. Nicholas Kaldor: A Hungarian-born economist, Kaldor made significant contributions to the study of economic growth and development, international trade, and the theory of distribution.
  7. James Meade: A Nobel laureate in economics, Meade made significant contributions to the theory of international trade, public finance, and economic policy.

These are just a few examples of the many distinguished economists who have come from Cambridge University in the UK.

Several economists associated with the University of Cambridge have won the Nobel Prize in Economics. Here is a list of some of the most notable winners:

  1. John Hicks: Awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1972 for his contributions to general equilibrium theory and welfare economics. Hicks was a professor at the University of Cambridge from 1935 until his retirement in 1972.
  2. James Meade: Awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1977, along with Bertil Ohlin, for his contributions to international trade theory and the theory of economic growth. Meade was a fellow of the University of Cambridge from 1947 until his death in 1995.
  3. Amartya Sen: Awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1998 for his contributions to welfare economics and social choice theory. Sen was a fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, from 1957 until 1983, and has held several other positions at the University of Cambridge throughout his career.
  4. Christopher Pissarides: Awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2010, along with Peter Diamond and Dale Mortensen, for his contributions to the analysis of markets with search frictions. Pissarides is a professor of economics at the London School of Economics, but he earned his PhD in economics from the University of Cambridge and was a fellow of the university's Churchill College from 1976 until 1981.
  5. Angus Deaton: Awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2015 for his contributions to the analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare. Deaton was a professor of economics at the University of Cambridge from 1976 until 1983, and he has continued to collaborate with researchers at the university throughout his career.

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