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ECONOMIST

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does economist mean? 

ECONOMIST (noun)
  The noun ECONOMIST has 1 sense:

1. an expert in the science of economics

  Familiarity information: ECONOMIST used as a noun is very rare.


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ECONOMIST (noun)


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Meaning:

An expert in the science of economics

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

economic expert; economist

Hypernyms ("economist" is a kind of...):

social scientist (someone expert in the study of human society and its personal relationships)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "economist"):

econometrician; econometrist (an economist who uses statistical and mathematical methods)

macroeconomic expert; macroeconomist (an economist who specializes in macroeconomics)

microeconomic expert; microeconomist (an economist who specializes in microeconomics)

monetarist (an advocate of the theory that economic fluctuations are caused by increases or decreases in the supply of money)

Instance hyponyms:

Helen Laura Sumner Woodbury; Woodbury (United States social economist (1876-1933))

Herb Simon; Herbert A. Simon; Herbert Alexander Simon; Simon (United States economist and psychologist who pioneered in the development of cognitive science (1916-2001))

Joseph Alois Schumpeter; Joseph Schumpeter; Schumpeter (United States economist (born in Czechoslovakia) (1883-1950))

David Ricardo; Ricardo (English economist who argued that the laws of supply and demand should operate in a free market (1772-1823))

Pareto; Vilfredo Pareto (Italian sociologist and economist whose theories influenced the development of fascism in Italy (1848-1923))

Gunnar Myrdal; Karl Gunnar Myrdal; Myrdal (Swedish economist (1898-1987))

Jean Monnet; Monnet (French economist who advocated a Common Market in Europe (1888-1979))

Adam Smith; Smith (Scottish economist who advocated private enterprise and free trade (1723-1790))

Richard Henry Tawney; Tawney (English economist remembered for his studies of the development of capitalism (1880-1962))

Jan Tinbergen; Tinbergen (Dutch economist noted for his work in econometrics (1903-1994))

James Tobin; Tobin (United States economist (1918-2002))

Anne Robert Jacques Turgot; Turgot (French economist who in 1774 was put in control of finances by Louis XVI; his proposals for reforms that involved abolishing feudal privileges made him unpopular with the aristocracy and in 1776 he was dismissed (1727-1781))

Thorstein Bunde Veblen; Thorstein Veblen; Veblen (United States economist who wrote about conspicuous consumption (1857-1929))

Barbara Ward; Baroness Jackson of Lodsworth; Ward (English economist and conservationist (1914-1981))

First Baron Passfield; Sidney James Webb; Sidney Webb; Webb (English sociologist and economist and a central member of the Fabian Society (1859-1947))

John Mill; John Stuart Mill; Mill (English philosopher and economist remembered for his interpretations of empiricism and utilitarianism (1806-1873))

James Edward Meade; Meade (English economist noted for his studies of international trade and finance (born in 1907))

Beveridge; First Baron Beveridge; William Henry Beveridge (British economist (born in India) whose report on social insurance provided the basis for most of the social legislation on which the welfare state in the United Kingdom is based (1879-1963))

Friedman; Milton Friedman (United States economist noted as a proponent of monetarism and for his opposition to government intervention in the economy (born 1912))

Frisch; Ragnar Anton Kittil Frisch; Ragnar Frisch (Norwegian economist noted for his work in econometrics (1895-1973))

Galbraith; John Galbraith; John Kenneth Galbraith (United States economist (born in Canada) who served as ambassador to India (born in 1908))

Friedrich August von Hayek; Hayek (English economist (born in Austria) noted for work on the optimum allocation of resources (1899-1992))

Jevons; William Stanley Jevons (English economist and logician who contributed to the development of the theory of marginal utility (1835-1882))

John Maynard Keynes; Keynes (English economist who advocated the use of government monetary and fiscal policy to maintain full employment without inflation (1883-1946))

Koopmans; Tjalling Charles Koopmans; Tjalling Koopmans (United States economist (born in the Netherlands) (1910-1985))

Kuznets; Simon Kuznets (United States economist (born in Russia) who developed a method for using a country's gross national product to estimate its economic growth (1901-1985))

Arthur Laffer; Laffer (United States economist who proposed the Laffer curve (born in 1940))

Leacock; Stephen Butler Leacock; Stephen Leacock (Canadian economist best remembered for his humorous writings (1869-1944))

Leontief; Wassily Leontief (United States economist (born in Russia) who devised an input-output method of economic analysis (1906-1999))

Malthus; Thomas Malthus; Thomas Robert Malthus (an English economist who argued that increases in population would outgrow increases in the means of subsistence (1766-1834))

Karl Marx; Marx (founder of modern communism; wrote the Communist Manifesto with Engels in 1848; wrote Das Kapital in 1867 (1818-1883))

Holonyms ("economist" is a member of...):

economics profession (the body of professional economists)


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