Thursday, March 4, 2010

Name That Economist

While Keynes is often thought of as the "father of modern macroeconomics," this Scandinavian economist could also lay claim to the title. Known for his socialist leanings, he favored the development of a welfare state that sought to redistribute income to those less fortunate. Our mystery economist was also known to espouse provocative views on various social issues...even leading to some time in jail because of his views.

Congratulations to Yang Yang for being the first (and only) person to correctly identify Knut Wicksell as the mystery economist.