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Paul Krugman Profile Image Paul Krugman
Nobel laureate. Op-Ed columnist, @nytopinion. Author, “The Return of Depression Economics,” “The Great Unraveling,” “The Age of Diminished Expectations” + more.
100

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Chris Anderson Profile Image Chris Anderson
CEO of 3DR, DIY Drones, ex Wired EIC, Long Tail, FREE, Makers, GeekDad, Economist etc. And 5 great kids who put up with it all. (Profile photo by Joi Ito)
99

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William Easterly Profile Image William Easterly
NYU Economics Professor; author of The Tyranny of Experts; not partisan except against racism and xenophobia
98

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Michael E. Porter Profile Image Michael E. Porter
Michael Porter is an economist, researcher, author, advisor, speaker and teacher. His work in economic theory has revolutionized strategy and other fields.
97

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J. Bradford   DeLong Profile Image J. Bradford DeLong
I'm trying to be smart, knowledgable, funny, and well-wishing. You try too--at least 2 of 4. Low volume: 1+ per day...
96

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Tim   Harford Profile Image Tim Harford
Author of Messy; Undercover Economist at the FT; presenter of BBC More or Less. (Please email if you want a response.) Views my own, of course.
95

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(7)

Dambisa Moyo Profile Image Dambisa Moyo
Global Economist, Author, Investor in the future.
94

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Justin Wolfers Profile Image Justin Wolfers
Professor @UMichEcon & @FordSchool | Contributing Columnist @NYTimes | Visiting Prof @USydneyEcon | Senior Fellow @BrookingsInst & @PIIE
93

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David McWilliams Profile Image David McWilliams
Economist, broadcaster and author
92

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Dani Rodrik Profile Image Dani Rodrik
Economist at Harvard Kennedy School
91

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Jared Bernstein Profile Image Jared Bernstein
Senior Fellow at @CenterOnBudget, former Chief Economist & Economic Adviser to Vice President Joe Biden, & author of the new book, “The Reconnection Agenda.
90

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Constantin Gurdgiev Profile Image Constantin Gurdgiev
Macro finance & risk. Thought leadership, industry & academic research.
89

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Dr. Mary C. Kelly Profile Image Dr. Mary C. Kelly
Commander, US Navy, Economist, and best-selling author of leadership and business books. Motivational leadership keynote speaker. Naval Academy graduate. Professor. Loves wine, dogs, and capitalism.
88

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Steve Keen Profile Image Steve Keen
Professor of Economics @KingstonUni, Debunking Economics, Minsky. @IDEAeconomics @Forbes. https://t.co/1usg1Wg1k9 https://t.co/6C241hMG9y.
87

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Xavier Sala-i-Martin Profile Image Xavier Sala-i-Martin
Author of "Economía en Colores" and Professor of Economics at Columbia University. If you insult, I'll block you. No exceptions.
86

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Pedro Da Costa Profile Image Pedro Da Costa
Editorial Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics @PIIE. Contributor to @ForeignPolicy and @BusinessInsider. Previously at @Reuters, @WSJ.
85

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Ufuk Tarhan Profile Image Ufuk Tarhan
#Futurist #Economist #Speaker #Moderator #Digital #SocialMedia #BusinessDesigner #Avatar #Curator #Blogger #Strategist #BusinessCoach #CampaignWall
84

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Yanis   Varoufakis Profile Image Yanis Varoufakis
Economics professor, quietly writing obscure academic texts for years, until thrust onto the public scene by Europe's inane handling of an inevitable crisis
83

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Duncan Duncanweldon Profile Image Duncan Duncanweldon
Head of Research, Resolution Group. Economics, finance, history, bit of politics & craft beer. Usual disclaimers apply.
82

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Daniel   Lacalle Profile Image Daniel Lacalle
Doctor en Economía/Autor. Casado, 3 hijos. Dir Inv Tressis Gest. Profesor IE, IEB, UNED. Miembro Cons Ases Fund Rafael del Pino. Comisionado Com Madrid Londres
81

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Dean Baker Profile Image Dean Baker
I am an economist and co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. I also run the blog Beat the Press (@beat_the_press)
80

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Nouriel   Roubini Profile Image Nouriel Roubini
Professor at Stern School, NYU, Chairman of Roubini Macro Associates, blog at https://t.co/sbyW8MbXIk Author of Crisis Economics
79

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Prof. Steve   Hanke Profile Image Prof. Steve Hanke
Applied Economist @JohnsHopkins | Senior Fellow & Director of the #TroubledCurrencies Project @CatoInstitute | FX & Commodities Trader | Reagan White House Alum
78

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Lawrence H. Summers Profile Image Lawrence H. Summers
Charles W. Eliot Professor and President Emeritus at Harvard. Secretary of the Treasury for President Clinton and the Director of the NEC for President Obama.
77

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Ricardo   Hausmann Profile Image Ricardo Hausmann
I am Venezuelan. I teach economic development at Harvard's Kennedy School. I direct the Center for International Development at Harvard University.
76

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Stephanie   Kelton Profile Image Stephanie Kelton
Speaker. Author. Prof. of Economics. University of Missouri, Kansas City. Was Chief Economist, U.S. Senate Budget Committee and Economic Advisor to Bernie 2016
75

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(27)

John Ashcroft Profile Image John Ashcroft
Economics Strategy and Social Media, experience worth sharing
74

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Kaushik Basu Profile Image Kaushik Basu
Professor of Economics & C. Marks Professor, Cornell University. Former Chief Economist of the World Bank. Former Chief Economic Adviser, Government of India.
73

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Jeffrey D. Sachs Profile Image Jeffrey D. Sachs
Director of the @CSD_Columbia and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (@unsdsn)
72

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David Rothschild Profile Image David Rothschild
Economist (MSR-NYC*) who collects and analyzes: polling, prediction markets, social media/online data, also @PredictWise *tweets reflect me only!
71

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Ajit Ranade Profile Image Ajit Ranade
Economist. Tweets are personal views. RT ≠ endorsement. Lured into Tw. Now trapped. Can't find exit.
70

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Bibek   Debroy Profile Image Bibek Debroy
भारतस्य नीत्यायोगस्य सदस्य:| परन्तु twitter मध्ये लिपय: वैयक्तिका:। Member, NITI Aayog. Tweets personal. Economist, author; Sanskrit /Indology interests.
69

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Richard H Thaler Profile Image Richard H Thaler
Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago, co-author of Nudge (2008) and author of Misbehaving (2015).
68

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David Ndii Profile Image David Ndii
Economist, Public Intellectual.
67

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Joseph E. Stiglitz Profile Image Joseph E. Stiglitz
The official account of Joseph E. Stiglitz, Nobel laureate economist based at Columbia University.
66

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Thomas Piketty Profile Image Thomas Piketty
Compte officiel de Thomas Piketty, chroniqueur @lemondefr, directeur d’études @EHESS_fr et @PSEinfo. Co-directeur de https://t.co/W9bNh5nUFw (@WID_inequality).
65

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(34)

Jacques   Sapir Profile Image Jacques Sapir
Economiste, spécialiste de la #Russie et des questions monétaires #Euro | @EHESS_fr et @FondationMSH
64

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Anders Aslund Profile Image Anders Aslund
Economist & author. Russia, Ukraine & Europe. Atlantic Council & Georgetown University. Latest book: "Europe's Growth Challenge" https://t.co/nweEFUxsYD
63

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Christian Odendahl Profile Image Christian Odendahl
Chief economist at the Centre for European Reform. Unrepentant anglophile, and still an empirical optimist. In German @OdendahlC.
62

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Chris Blattman Profile Image Chris Blattman
Political economist studying conflict, crime, and poverty, and Professor @HarrisPolicy and @PearsonInst. I blog at https://t.co/uXDGoAMpJx
61

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Austin   Frakt Profile Image Austin Frakt
Health Economist with Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Boston Univ., and Harvard Univ. • Contributor to NY Times' @UpshotNYT
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Sanju   Verma Profile Image Sanju Verma
Economist,MBA Finance,Ranked in Asiamoney,ex JP Morgan&HDFCSec, Entrepreneur,Columnist,Chief Spokesperson&Co-Convener,Intellectual Cell,BJPMumbai;Views,personal
59

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Mohamed El   Dahshan Profile Image Mohamed El Dahshan
Development economist and writer. I get held at gunpoint by police/army/militias a lot. Multiple affiliations, http://t.co/WcPj7hatDm
58

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Jane Sarasohn-Kahn Profile Image Jane Sarasohn-Kahn
Health economist, advisor, communicator, and trend weaver. Find me at https://t.co/1ErI0EFi6z and https://t.co/xSaUkT02EC
57

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Frederik Ducrozet Profile Image Frederik Ducrozet
Market Economist, ECB Watcher - all opinions are mine and RT does not mean endorsement...
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Megan Greene Profile Image Megan Greene
Chief economist at Manulife and John Hancock Asset Management, Senior Fellow with @gmfus and Sunday Business Post columnist. RT≠endorsement; opinions mine.
55

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Robert J Shiller Profile Image Robert J Shiller
Economist at Yale University. Irrationally Exuberant.
54

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Stephen Moore Profile Image Stephen Moore
@Heritage Economist. @WSJ Economics Writer. @club4growth Founder. @FreedomWorks Senior Economic Contributor.
53

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Gillian Findlay Profile Image Gillian Findlay
Economist, data analyst, communicator, wordsmith and fascinated by the world around us. @cambial
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Rupa   Subramanya Profile Image Rupa Subramanya
Economist.Commentator.Not a journalist.Ideas not partisanship. @foreignpolicy @WSJIndia @GlobeandMail Co-author:Indianomix. Tweets own.RT/Fav not endorsements.
51

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Andrew Sentence Profile Image Andrew Sentence
Business economist, now with PwC, formerly member of Bank of England MPC. Also a guitarist, organist and songwriter.
50

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Dr. John   Rutledge Profile Image Dr. John Rutledge
Dad, Husband, Economist, Investor, Professor
49

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Pierre Larrouturou Profile Image Pierre Larrouturou
économiste, candidat @Nouvelle_Donne à l'élection présidentielle
48

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Alan B. Krueger Profile Image Alan B. Krueger
Economics Professor at Princeton University, Former Chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers
47

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John Van Reenen Profile Image John Van Reenen
Professor in MIT Economics & Sloan. Winner of Jansson Prize for Best European Economist under 45. Fellow of British Academy & Econometric Soc
46

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Raoul Pal Profile Image Raoul Pal
Founder - Global Macro Investor and Real Vision Television, Business Cycle Economist, Investment Strategist, Economic Historian, Traveller and Rum Drinker...
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Ben Bernanke Profile Image Ben Bernanke
Author of The Courage to Act, available Oct 5. http://t.co/8gJANwTsLZ, Former Chair @FederalReserve, Distinguished Fellow in Residence at @BrookingsInst.
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Brian Wesbury Profile Image Brian Wesbury
Chief Economist, First Trust Portfolios LP. The Antidote to Conventional Wisdom. Northwestern MBA. Trout tremble at the mention of my name.
43

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Thomas O'Grady,   PhD Profile Image Thomas O'Grady, PhD
Economist, Businessman, Advisor/Author/Speaker/Coach. I help people launch and expand their businesses, and products to increase revenue and reputation.
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Adan   Moctezuma Profile Image Adan Moctezuma
Economist, Blogger, Journalist. #Economy #Philosophy #BigData #SocialMedia #Jazz #Sabina. Live and Let Die.
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Gustavo Vélez Profile Image Gustavo Vélez
Economist & President of Inteligencia Economica Inc. speaker, and author of two books, available in Amazon, Kindle. Editor of the blog https://t.co/qE4Ren7jlu
40

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Demberel Sambuu Profile Image Demberel Sambuu
Economist by profession,politician by circumstances.RT are not endorsements.
39

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Abdullah El-Kuwaiz Profile Image Abdullah El-Kuwaiz
MA,MBA,Ph.D. Economist,diplomat,and banker عبدالله القويز
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Oier Fano Dadebat Profile Image Oier Fano Dadebat
Journalism (UNAV) & Business Administration (UPV) Escribo en @ibtimesuk.Resurgam.Londoner because I choose it.Last minute winner. COLDPLAY. Instagram: @oierfano
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Olivier Blanchard Profile Image Olivier Blanchard
36

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Jim Stanford Profile Image Jim Stanford
Economist & Director, Centre for Future Work at the Australia Institute. Also Dept. of Economics, McMaster U.; advisor to Unifor; author Economics for Everyone.
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Halil   BUHUR Profile Image Halil BUHUR
Official Twitter Account of Halil BUHUR & İktisatçı/Economist & Yüksek Lisans İşletme & Long Term Investor & #Temettü Yatırımcısı & #Temel Analiz #Teknik Analiz
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Dr Ben-Ari (Emanuel) Profile Image Dr Ben-Ari (Emanuel)
A Proud Messianic Jew, Economist(Ph.D),CompanyDirector. Re-Tweet is not an endorsement. I don't Tweet Debate about our Jewish Homeland Israel with haters=Block.
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Gerard Lyons Profile Image Gerard Lyons
Economist at https://t.co/nJV5V2Oekx Economic Advisor @policy_exchange & @p_f_g & @OMFIF Director Bank of China, Boards of @WarwickBSchool & @GRI_LSE @Grantham_IC
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Paul Romer Profile Image Paul Romer
Chief Economist, World Bank
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John P. Hussman Profile Image John P. Hussman
Economist. Realistic optimist widely viewed as prophet of doom. Autism researcher and philanthropist. Musician with recovering chops.
30

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Martin Armstrong Profile Image Martin Armstrong
History repeats because natures of man never change
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Alessandro Leipold Profile Image Alessandro Leipold
Chief Economist @LisbonCouncil, Brussels-based thinktank, Senior Fellow at @UniLUISS School of EU Political Economy, & ex IMF-er, now watching EU mainly from US
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Armine Yalnizyan Profile Image Armine Yalnizyan
Economist at @CCPA. Commentary at @metromorning and @ExchangeCBC.
27

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Harry S Dent Profile Image Harry S Dent
A rogue economist using demographics to accurately predict major economic trends and events. A best selling author and a regular guest on network news.
26

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Edward Stringham Profile Image Edward Stringham
Davis Professor of Economic Organizations and Innovation at Trinity College, Hartford and author of Private Governance from Oxford University Press.
25

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S Griffith-Jones Profile Image S Griffith-Jones
Economist specialising in financial crises, development finance and reform of the international financial system.Financial Markets Director at IPD, Columbia Uni
24

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Marc Faber Blog Profile Image Marc Faber Blog
Marc Faber is an investor and economist known for his spot-on assessment of the world economy. He also manages his own investment company, Marc Faber Limited.
23

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Arlan Suderman Profile Image Arlan Suderman
Chief Commodities Economist for INTL FCStone. Tweets are my own and do not necessarily represent INTL FCStone's positions, strategies or opinions.
22

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Walter E. Williams Profile Image Walter E. Williams
An American economist, commentator, and author of https://t.co/ra7EIDHNU4
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Reza Mohseni Profile Image Reza Mohseni
#Economist and #Investment Consultant. I tweet about #financial markets,#startups and M&As. Views aren't Advice.RT's not endorsements
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Rob Gill Profile Image Rob Gill
Economics, Finance & Markets geek. Former Equity Trader @Nomura. Founding Director of @Coreco. Fintech & Blockchain enthusiast. Husband, Father & Arsenal fan.
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Sylvia Ann   Hewlett Profile Image Sylvia Ann Hewlett
Economist, author & founding president of the Center for Talent Innovation @TalentInnovate: 75+ global companies committed to realizing diverse talent streams
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John Kay Profile Image John Kay
John Kay is one of Britain’s foremost economists. He is a journalist for the Financial Times, a successful author, an academic and a businessman.
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C. O. Chukumba Ph.D. Profile Image C. O. Chukumba Ph.D.
Celestine O. Chukumba Ph.D. - #Saas #Founder #phillystartups Economist, Entrepreneur, Stock Trader, Founder of @abmuku @torycapital @intersrchmedia @collegedj
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Sirllias Muzakios Profile Image Sirllias Muzakios
Economist, fisherman, art lover and Voula's boyfriend https://t.co/nvwwWfkFYn%https://t.co/iJ0HwBHFr7
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Arman Walker Profile Image Arman Walker
Economist gone main street.
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Özlem Derici ŞEngül Profile Image Özlem Derici ŞEngül
Economist
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Dr. Holger Schmieding Profile Image Dr. Holger Schmieding
Berenberg economics team views - Holger Schmieding (Chief Economist) - Disclaimer: http://t.co/TuNOJ4qCAG
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Susan Athey Profile Image Susan Athey
Economist
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Andrew Scott Profile Image Andrew Scott
Economist. Professor @LBS, Fellow, All Souls @UniofOxford. Researcher, advisor and speaker on global macro issues and the 100 Year Life
10

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Merve Hande Akmehmet Profile Image Merve Hande Akmehmet
Economist. Global political economy analysis. Many multinationals, U.N., banks, finance and media. Views are my own. Her şey gider. İnsan kalır.
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Emre Alkin Profile Image Emre Alkin
Economist, Rock Musician & Fan, Club MED, Francophone, Sport, Finance, Art & Books, Born in 1969, Istanbul. kemerburgaz university department of economics
8

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David Powell Profile Image David Powell
Chief Euro-Area Economist, Bloomberg Intelligence/Author of Trader's Guide to the Euro Area: Economic Indicators, the ECB and the Euro Crisis. Views are my own.
7

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Carlos Vargas Profile Image Carlos Vargas
Journalist. Economist. Former Financial Times RTP Anchor, Business and Media Consultant PORTUGAL Personal Opinions Only
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Вукашин Ормановић Profile Image Вукашин Ормановић
Economist, HR manager, amateur photographer and traveler
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علي بن حارب الشامسي Profile Image علي بن حارب الشامسي
Economist, Entrepreneur, Thinker, hopefully one day Nobel Economics Laureate. Husband and Father. الحساب مغلق
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John Philpott Profile Image John Philpott
Economist and labour market analyst, former director of Employment Policy Institute and former Chief Economic Adviser at the CIPD
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Faisal M.   Nsouli Profile Image Faisal M. Nsouli
An economist who believes in human dignity as the source of purpose, human liberty as the source of action, and in the human mind as the source of ideas.
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Dr. Ahmet Oguz Demir Profile Image Dr. Ahmet Oguz Demir
Economist, Chairperson of the Economists' Association, Assistant Professor of Economics
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