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Description - Sir Hans Singer by D. Shaw

This biography of Sir Hans W. Singer 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. The book documents 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. It also gives a list of all Singer's 450 publications in chronological order.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333711309
ISBN-10: 0333711300
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 349
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 4-Jun-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - D. Shaw

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). AE(00): Foreword by SIR RICHARD JOLLY