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

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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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(2)

William Easterly Profile Image William Easterly
NYU Economics Professor; author of The Tyranny of Experts; views expressed here do not fit any one ideological label known to mankind
99

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(4)

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.
98

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(3)

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)
97

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(10)

Daniel Lacalle Profile Image Daniel Lacalle
PhD #Economist, #Author. Chief Economist @TressisSV. #Professor @IEbusiness @IEB_Spain @UNED. #Advisory @frdelpino. Married, 3 kids https://t.co/Cfm6rqzR1F
96

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Justin Wolfers Profile Image Justin Wolfers
Professor @UMichEcon & @FordSchool | Contributing Columnist @NYTimes | Visiting Prof @USydneyEcon | Senior Fellow @BrookingsInst & @PIIE
95

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(7)

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

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(6)

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.
93

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(8)

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...
92

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(9)

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

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(11)

David McWilliams Profile Image David McWilliams
Economist, broadcaster and author
90

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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 Reconnection Agenda."
89

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(13)

Constantin Gurdgiev Profile Image Constantin Gurdgiev
Macro finance & risk. Thought leadership, industry & academic research.
88

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(14)

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.
87

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(15)

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

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(19)

Steve Keen Profile Image Steve Keen
We need a new economics. Help me build it at https://t.co/JCXrNA6cPQ Professor Economics @KingstonUni, Debunking Economics, Minsky.
85

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(18)

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
84

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(16)

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.
83

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(17)

Ufuk Tarhan Profile Image Ufuk Tarhan
#Futurist #Economist #Speaker #Moderator #Curator #BusinessDesigner #BusinessAvatar T-İnsan kitabının yazarı T-İnsan kitabını satın almak için
82

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(24)

John Ashcroft Profile Image John Ashcroft
Economics Strategy and Social Media, experience worth sharing
81

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(20)

Jeffrey D. Sachs Profile Image Jeffrey D. Sachs
Director of the @CSD_Columbia and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (@unsdsn)
80

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(22)

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.
79

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(21)

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
78

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(30)

David Ndii Profile Image David Ndii
Economist, Public Intellectual.
77

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(23)

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.”
76

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(29)

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)
75

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(26)

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.
74

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(32)

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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(27)

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
72

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(25)

Duncan Duncanweldon Profile Image Duncan Duncanweldon
Head of Research, Resolution Group. Economics, finance, history, bit of politics & craft beer. Usual disclaimers apply.
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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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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(37)

Joseph E. Stiglitz Profile Image Joseph E. Stiglitz
The official account of Joseph E. Stiglitz, Nobel laureate economist based at Columbia University.
68

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(31)

Stephanie   Kelton Profile Image Stephanie Kelton
Prof. of Economics. Was Chief Economist, U.S. Senate Budget Committee and Economic Advisor to Bernie 2016. Fellow @TheSandersInst Joining @stonybrooku 8/17
67

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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
66

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(33)

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
65

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(43)

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
64

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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.
63

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(42)

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
62

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(35)

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...
61

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(39)

Christian Odendahl Profile Image Christian Odendahl
Chief economist at the Centre for European Reform. Unrepentant anglophile, and still an empirical optimist. In German @OdendahlC.
60

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(47)

Austin   Frakt Profile Image Austin Frakt
Health Economist with Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Boston Univ., and Harvard Univ. • Contributor to @nytimes
59

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(52)

Dennis A V Dittrich Profile Image Dennis A V Dittrich
Professor of Economics at Touro College Berlin; research in Behavioral & Social Sciences, Experimental & #BehavioralEconomics, Applied Quantitative Methods.
58

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(40)

Frederik Ducrozet Profile Image Frederik Ducrozet
Market Economist, ECB Watcher - all opinions are mine and RT does not mean endorsement...
57

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(45)

Stephen Moore Profile Image Stephen Moore
@Heritage Economist. @WSJ Economics Writer. @club4growth Founder. @FreedomWorks Senior Economic Contributor. Strategic partner @32Advisors.
56

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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
55

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(46)

Richard H Thaler Profile Image Richard H Thaler
Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics, faculty director @CDR_Booth, @ChicagoBooth @UChicago.
54

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(50)

Rupa   Subramanya Profile Image Rupa Subramanya
Economist. Conservative. Pragmatic Libertarian. Ideas not partisanship. Co-author:Indianomix. RT/Fav not endorsements. #tennis #chess #champagne
53

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(49)

Dr. John   Rutledge Profile Image Dr. John Rutledge
Dad, Husband, Economist, Investor, Professor
52

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(41)

Pierre Larrouturou Profile Image Pierre Larrouturou
En vacances ...
51

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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.
49

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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.
48

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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
47

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(59)

Ben Bernanke Profile Image Ben Bernanke
Author of The Courage to Act, now available in paperback: https://t.co/MAa3VQsC47. Former Fed Chair; Distinguished Fellow in Residence, @BrookingsInst.
46

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(44)

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).
45

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(57)

Andrew Sentence Profile Image Andrew Sentence
Business economist, now with PwC, formerly member of Bank of England MPC. Also a guitarist, organist and songwriter.
44

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(51)

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
43

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(60)

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
42

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(64)

Gillian Findlay Profile Image Gillian Findlay
Economist, data analyst, communicator, wordsmith and fascinated by the world around us. @cambial
41

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(53)

Armine Yalnizyan Profile Image Armine Yalnizyan
Public economist. Commentary at @metromorning and @OnTheMoneyCBC.
40

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(63)

Thomas O'Grady,   PhD Profile Image Thomas O'Grady, PhD
Economist, Businessman, Advisor/Author/Speaker/Coach. I help people breakthrough plateaus for personal and businesses growth, and brand.
39

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(56)

Robert J Shiller Profile Image Robert J Shiller
Economist at Yale University. Irrationally Exuberant.
38

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(65)

Ronan Lyons Profile Image Ronan Lyons
Assistant Professor of Economics, Trinity College Dublin. Likes urban, housing & historical economics, beer. Dislikes policy-based evidence-making, mushrooms.
37

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(62)

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
36

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(75)

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.
35

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(61)

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
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Rob Gill Profile Image Rob Gill
Economist. Trader. Entrepreneur. Investor. Financial Adviser. Fintech & Blockchain Enthusiast. Husband, Father & Arsenal Fan.
33

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(67)

Alan B. Krueger Profile Image Alan B. Krueger
Econ Prof at Princeton, Former Chair of Pres. Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, Founder of Music Industry Research Assoc
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Oier Fano Dadebat Profile Image Oier Fano Dadebat
Journalism (UNAV) & Business and Economics (UPV). Escribo en @ibtimesuk. Tweets en inglés, Spanish og Norsk
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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.
30

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(70)

Demberel Sambuu Profile Image Demberel Sambuu
Economist by profession,politician by circumstances.RT are not endorsements.
29

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Halil   BUHUR Profile Image Halil BUHUR
Official Twitter Account of Halil BUHUR & Economist & Yüksek Lisans İşletme & Long Term Investor & #Temettü Yatırımcısı & #Temel Analiz #Teknik Analiz & #Stocks
28

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Abdullah El-Kuwaiz Profile Image Abdullah El-Kuwaiz
MA,MBA,Ph.D. Economist,diplomat,and banker عبدالله القويز
27

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(72)

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.
26

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Adan   Moctezuma Profile Image Adan Moctezuma
Economist | Marketing de Contenidos | Social Media Manager & Digital Content en @Potenttial Group | Socio en @ICP_LA | Blogger en @NeuronaDigital1
25

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Gregory Daco Profile Image Gregory Daco
Chief US Economist at @OxfordEconomics. NABE Board of Director. NYABE President. Previously Director of US Macroeconomics at IHS Global Insight.
24

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(79)

Walter E. Williams Profile Image Walter E. Williams
An American economist, commentator, and author of https://t.co/ra7EIDHNU4
23

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(76)

Paul Romer Profile Image Paul Romer
Chief Economist, World Bank
22

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(78)

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
21

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Arman Walker Profile Image Arman Walker
Economist gone main street.
20

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(83)

Martin Armstrong Profile Image Martin Armstrong
History repeats because natures of man never change
19

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(85)

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.
18

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(77)

Olivier Blanchard Profile Image Olivier Blanchard
17

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(89)

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
16

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Paolo Tasca Profile Image Paolo Tasca
Executive Director of the Centre for Blockchain Technologies at University College London (UCL CBT).
15

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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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Özlem Derici ŞEngül Profile Image Özlem Derici ŞEngül
Economist, Founder of Spinn Consulting and Training, University Lecturer and Bilgi University Center for Financial Studies Economist
13

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(80)

Susan Athey Profile Image Susan Athey
Economist
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Gerard Lyons Profile Image Gerard Lyons
Economist https://t.co/nJV5V2Oekx Economic Advisor @p_f_g & @OMFIF Director Bank of China UK, Boards of @WarwickBSchool & @GRI_LSE @Grantham_IC Fulham FC fan
11

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Carlos Vargas Profile Image Carlos Vargas
Journalist. Economist. Former Financial Times/RTP Editor & Anchor. Business and Media Consultant PORTUGAL Personal Opinions Only
10

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(90)

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.
9

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(91)

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/President @Hologram Network Political Economy. UVA &JHU Alumni.Ex Oracle, UN, Bloomberg.Contributor @Atlantic Council.Her şey gider, insan kalır.
7

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(96)

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
6

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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
5

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(93)

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.
4

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(95)

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.
3

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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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Emre Alkin Profile Image Emre Alkin
Economist, Rock Musician & Fan, Club MED, Francophone, Sport, Finance, Art & Books, Born in 1969, Istanbul. Altinbas University economics, arts and design..
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11:22am - 19th Jul 2017
Score Period:
12th Jul - 19th Jul 2017
Data Sources:
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