Category Essays in Biography

John Forbes Nash

Today’s post is a tribute to the late John Forbes Nash – mathematical genius, Nobel and ex-schizophrenic. I first came across Nash as with most famous economists in sophomore year during ECO 211 – Principles of microeconomics and yes it involved talk on the famous game ‘Prisoners Dilemma’. Nash would come to me later: firstly […]

John Maynard Keynes

This is the second in the series on famous economists and in this post, we look at the life and times of a man who revolutionalized economics– John Maynard Keynes. “The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed, […]

Adam Smith

On training for the past two weeks so I have not had much time to read up and react to stuff these days but normal service will resume soon. This blog post kick-starts a series on famous economists starting with the progenitor of economics – Adam Smith Evidence exists pointing to a common origin in […]