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Sir Hans Singer

The Life and Work of a Development Economist

Authors: Shaw, D.

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This is the first biography of a world-famous pioneering development economist, Sir Hans W. Singer, who is better known throughout the developing world than any other economist, living or dead. It gives a detailed account of the way in which the 'twists of fate' led him to becoming a leading development economist. It contains a thematic synthesis of all his major theoretical and conceptual work and of the many initiatives in which he has been involved to solve the problems of developing countries.

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D. JOHN SHAW has known and worked with Hans W. Singer for many years. He was associated with the UN World Food Programme (WFP) for over thirty years, latterly as Economic Adviser and Chief of WFP's Policy Affairs Service. He also served as a consultant to the World Bank, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Commonwealth Secretariat. He is currently on the International Editorial Board of the journal Food Policy and has written extensively on development and food aid issues. Among his publications are International Development Co-operation: Selected Essays by Hans W. Singer on Aid and The United Nations System: The UN World Food Programme and the Development of Food Aid (Palgrave 2001).

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'No economist of the twentieth-century has been so persistent in focusing on the problems of developing countries - and so creative in exploring what can be done to accelerate their development. It is a remarkable story, the life and ideas of an intellectual giant John Shaw has performed a great service by documenting the record of Hans Singer's achievements, with attention to his writings and intellectual contributions over the whole of his life - from his early training at the feet of Schumpter and Keynes, his pioneering work in the early years of the United Nations, to the final phase of his career at the Institute of Development at the University of Sussex. Over time, Singer's imagination and writings have been honed to a new sharpness by outrage at increasing inequality in the era of globalization'. - Sir Richard Jolly, Senior Research Fellow, City University of New York's Graduate Centre and co-director of the United Nations Intellectual History Project

'This is more than the life-story of Britain's most highly respected and most-loved development economist: John Shaw's comprehensive narrative amounts to a history of development thinking over seven decades'. - Simon Maxwell, Director of the Overseas Development Institute, London


Table of contents (30 chapters)

Table of contents (30 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sir Hans Singer
Book Subtitle
The Life and Work of a Development Economist
Authors
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-4039-3286-0
DOI
10.1057/9781403932860
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-71130-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-40281-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 349
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