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Economists Top 100: From Paul Krugman to Michael Porter, These Are the Most Influential Economists in the World

Top 100 Most Influential Economists Leaderboard List

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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 @3DRobotics, runs @DIYRobocars, @DIYDrones, @Dronecode. Wrote Long Tail, FREE, Makers. Ex Wired, Economist, Nature, Science. (Profile photo by Joi Ito)
99

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(4)

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.
98

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(2)

William Easterly Profile Image William Easterly
NYU Economics Professor; author of The Tyranny of Experts; not partisan except against racism and xenophobia
97

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(5)

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.
96

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(6)

Dambisa Moyo Profile Image Dambisa Moyo
Global Economist, Author, Investor in the future.
95

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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...
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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Dani Rodrik Profile Image Dani Rodrik
Economist at Harvard Kennedy School
92

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(10)

David McWilliams Profile Image David McWilliams
Economist, broadcaster and author
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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(12)

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

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Mary Kelly Profile Image Mary 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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Ufuk Tarhan Profile Image Ufuk Tarhan
#Futurist #Economist #Speaker #Moderator #Curator #BusinessDesigner #BusinessAvatar T-İnsan kitabının yazarı T-İnsan kitabını satın almak için
87

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Pedro Da Costa Profile Image Pedro Da Costa
Senior Correspondent at @BusinessInsider. Contributor, @ForeignPolicy. Previously at @PIIE, @Reuters, @WSJ. Opinions my own. Enemy of the state of ignorance.
86

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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.
85

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Steve Keen Profile Image Steve Keen
Think we need a new economics? Then support me at https://t.co/JCXrNA6cPQ Professor Economics @KingstonUni, Debunking Economics, Minsky.
84

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(17)

Daniel Lacalle Profile Image Daniel Lacalle
PhD #Economist, #Author. Global #Economy. #Professor @IEbusiness @IEB_Spain @UNED. #Advisory @frdelpino. Married, 3 Children. https://t.co/Cfm6rqzR1F
83

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(19)

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
82

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(20)

Pippa Malmgren Profile Image Pippa Malmgren
Founder DRPM Group and H Robotics, Presidential Advisor, best-selling author, trendspotter, economist, public speaker & NED. @DrPippaM on Intragram, Twitter and facebook
81

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Prof. Steve   Hanke Profile Image Prof. Steve Hanke
Applied Economist @JohnsHopkins | Sr. Fellow & Director #TroubledCurrencies Project @CatoInstitute | @Forbes | FX & Commodities Trader | Reagan White House Alum
80

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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)
79

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(22)

Duncan Duncanweldon Profile Image Duncan Duncanweldon
Head of Research, Resolution Group. Economics, finance, history, bit of politics & craft beer. Usual disclaimers apply.
78

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(25)

Jeffrey D. Sachs Profile Image Jeffrey D. Sachs
Director of the @CSD_Columbia and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (@unsdsn)
77

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(26)

John Ashcroft Profile Image John Ashcroft
Economics Strategy and Social Media, experience worth sharing
76

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(24)

Mohamed A. El-Erian Profile Image Mohamed A. El-Erian
Chief Economic Adviser, Allianz. Author of NYT bestsellers "When Markets Collide" and “The Only Game in Town.”
75

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(27)

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.
74

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(33)

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
73

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(29)

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
72

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(37)

Chris Blattman Profile Image Chris Blattman
Political economist studying conflict, crime, and poverty, and @UChicago Professor @HarrisPolicy and @PearsonInst. I blog at https://t.co/uXDGoAMpJx
71

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(28)

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!
70

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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
69

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(32)

Bibek   Debroy Profile Image Bibek Debroy
भारतस्य नीत्यायोगस्य सदस्य:| परन्तु twitter मध्ये लिपय: वैयक्तिका:। Member, NITI Aayog. Tweets personal. Economist, author; Sanskrit /Indology interests.
68

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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
67

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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
66

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(41)

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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(40)

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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(35)

Joseph E. Stiglitz Profile Image Joseph E. Stiglitz
The official account of Joseph E. Stiglitz, Nobel laureate economist based at Columbia University.
63

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(34)

David Ndii Profile Image David Ndii
Economist, Public Intellectual.
62

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(36)

Ajit Ranade Profile Image Ajit Ranade
Economist. Tweets are personal views. RT ≠ endorsement. Lured into Tw. Now trapped. Can't find exit.
61

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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.
60

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Stephen Moore Profile Image Stephen Moore
@Heritage Economist. @WSJ Economics Writer. @club4growth Founder. @FreedomWorks Senior Economic Contributor. Strategic partner @32Advisors.
59

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Rupa   Subramanya Profile Image Rupa Subramanya
Economist. Conservative. Lapsed Libertarian.Ideas not partisanship. Co-author:Indianomix. RT/Fav not endorsements. #tennis #chess #champagne
58

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Dr. John   Rutledge Profile Image Dr. John Rutledge
Dad, Husband, Economist, Investor, Professor
57

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Pierre Larrouturou Profile Image Pierre Larrouturou
économiste, porte-parole @Nouvelle_Donne
56

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(48)

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
55

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(51)

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...
54

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(45)

Richard H Thaler Profile Image Richard H Thaler
Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics, faculty director @CDR_Booth, @ChicagoBooth @UChicago.
53

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(55)

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
52

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(54)

Christian Odendahl Profile Image Christian Odendahl
Chief economist at the Centre for European Reform. Unrepentant anglophile, and still an empirical optimist. In German @OdendahlC.
51

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Frederik Ducrozet Profile Image Frederik Ducrozet
Market Economist, ECB Watcher - all opinions are mine and RT does not mean endorsement...
50

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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.
49

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(58)

Armine Yalnizyan Profile Image Armine Yalnizyan
Public economist. Commentary at @metromorning and @OnTheMoneyCBC.
48

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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.
47

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Austin   Frakt Profile Image Austin Frakt
Health Economist with Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Boston Univ., and Harvard Univ. • Contributor to @nytimes
46

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(56)

Christophe Barraud Profile Image Christophe Barraud
Chief Economist & Strategist at Market Securities | PhD | Bloomberg Top Forecaster of the US Economy [2012-2016] & Eurozone [2015-2016] | Forbes Contributor
45

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(52)

Gillian Findlay Profile Image Gillian Findlay
Economist, data analyst, communicator, wordsmith and fascinated by the world around us. @cambial
44

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(57)

Robert J Shiller Profile Image Robert J Shiller
Economist at Yale University. Irrationally Exuberant.
43

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(62)

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.
42

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(61)

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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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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(64)

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.
39

63.
(65)

Olivier Blanchard Profile Image Olivier Blanchard
38

64.
(69)

Emanuel Ben-Ari Profile Image Emanuel Ben-Ari
Proud Jew,Economist(Ph.D) CompanyDirector. Top 100 Economists @Richtopia Offered a Verified account but declined. Do not debate about
37

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(66)

Andrew Sentence Profile Image Andrew Sentence
Business economist, now with PwC, formerly member of Bank of England MPC. Also a guitarist, organist and songwriter.
36

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(63)

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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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.
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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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Oier Fano Dadebat Profile Image Oier Fano Dadebat
Journalism (UNAV) & Business and Economics (UPV). Escribo en @ibtimesuk. I love it when a plan comes together. Instagram: @oierfano
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Demberel Sambuu Profile Image Demberel Sambuu
Economist by profession,politician by circumstances.RT are not endorsements.
31

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Abdullah El-Kuwaiz Profile Image Abdullah El-Kuwaiz
MA,MBA,Ph.D. Economist,diplomat,and banker عبدالله القويز
30

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Andrew Montlake Profile Image Andrew Montlake
A Founder Director & The Spokesman @Coreco Monty's Blog: Mortgages, Economics, Property. Awards: Mortgage Personality, Strategist, Press Spokesperson, Marketeer
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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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Alan B. Krueger Profile Image Alan B. Krueger
Economics Professor at Princeton University, Former Chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers
27

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(75)

Walter E. Williams Profile Image Walter E. Williams
An American economist, commentator, and author of https://t.co/ra7EIDHNU4
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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
25

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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.
24

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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.
23

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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.
22

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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.
21

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Arman Walker Profile Image Arman Walker
Economist gone main street.
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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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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
18

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Paul Romer Profile Image Paul Romer
Chief Economist, World Bank
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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.
16

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Martin Armstrong Profile Image Martin Armstrong
History repeats because natures of man never change
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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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Dr. Holger Schmieding Profile Image Dr. Holger Schmieding
Berenberg economics team views - Holger Schmieding (Chief Economist) - Disclaimer: http://t.co/TuNOJ4qCAG
13

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(88)

Susan Athey Profile Image Susan Athey
Economist
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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
11

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(95)

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.
10

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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.
9

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Peter Sainsbury Profile Image Peter Sainsbury
Economist focusing on commodity markets. Author of Commodities: 50 Things You Really Need to Know https://t.co/kcINka1PTD. Blog at Materials Risk. Views my own.
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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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Özlem Derici ŞEngül Profile Image Özlem Derici ŞEngül
Economist
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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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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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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
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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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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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