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Human and Intellectual Capital Thinkers


This section provides over 50 profiles of the most influential or controversial finance writers, thinkers, and entrepreneurs; those who shaped modern finance through their contributions to both theory and practice. These profiles offer insights into the background, defining moments, and legacies of each of the key characters including: Joseph de la Vega, Franco Modigliani, and Louis Bachelier, to Franco Modigliani, Paul Samuelson, and Myron Scholes.

  • Ernst Friedrich Schumacher
    Internationally renowned economist, and environmentalist
    Ernst Schumacher was a celebrated economic thinker, with a professional background as a statistician and economist in Britain. He was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford and continued his studies at Columbia University, before returning to England before the World War II. Although he was interned during the war, his abilities caught the attention of John Maynard Keynes, who organized his release from internment. He was then able to help the British...
  • Gary Becker
    Nobel Prize-winning economist
    Gary Becker is an internationally renowned economist, Nobel Prize winner, business writer, and specialist on the sociological aspects of economic theory and analysis. He is regarded as one of the most influential economists of the 20th century, and has inspired much empirical research, due to his innovative work in different areas. He has taught economics at Columbia University for nearly 50 years, written a monthly column for Business Week for...

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