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      • Thomas Malthus (1766 - 1834): Topic Page
        English political economist who studied population growth as it affects general human welfare; wrote An Essay on the Principle of Population (1798). MORE
      • Alfred Marshall (1842 - 1924): Topic Page
        English economist and pioneer of neo-classical economics. He was the dominant figure in British economics from the 1890s right up to the 1930s. MORE
      • Karl Marx (1818 - 1883): Topic Page
        German founder of modern communism, in England from 1849; With Engels, he wrote The Communist Manifesto (1848). He developed his theories of the class struggle and the economics of capitalism in Das Kapital (1867; 1885; 1895). He was one of the founders of the International Workingmen's Association (First International) (1864). MORE
      • John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873): Topic Page
        Mill was born in London on 20 May 1806 and died on 7 May 1873 in Avignon, in a house next to the cemetery where his wife was buried. MORE
      • Vilfredo Pareto (1948 - 1923): Topic Page
        Italian economist and political philosopher who began his career as a liberal but ended it as an early fascist. His two important books on economics were the Cours d'économie politique (1906) and The Manual of Political Economy (1906). MORE
      • David Ricardo (1772 - 1823): Topic Page
        English economist. With the possible exception of German philosopher and economist Karl Marx, no great economist of the past has received so many divergent and even contradictory interpretations as David Ricardo. MORE
      • Jean Baptiste Say (1767 - 1832): Topic Page
        French political economist. Say is famous today as the originator of Say's Law, which English economist John Maynard Keynes in General Theory (1936) pinpointed as the source of all later thinking. MORE
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