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2013 Leontief Prize
Albert O. Hirschman & Frances Stewart
"Development in Hard Times"
Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 3:30 p.m.
Coolidge Room, Ballou Hall, Tufts University
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The Global Development and Environment Institute invites you join us in celebrating the innovative and influential work of two of the leading scholars in development economics. The ceremony will be held in honor of Dr. Albert O. Hirschman, who passed away in December.
Dr. Frances Stewart is a Professor Emeritus of Development Economics at University of Oxford, and the author of Adjustment with a Human Face. She introduced a multi-dimensional approach to the study of poverty and demonstrated the link between inequality and conflict.
Read more about her work.
She will lecture on her recent work at the ceremony.
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About the Leontief Prize
The Global Development And Environment Institute, which is jointly affiliated with Tufts’ Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, inaugurated its economics award in 2000 in memory of Nobel Prize-winning economist and Institute advisory board member Wassily Leontief, who had passed away the previous year. The Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thoughtrecognizes economists whose work, like that of the institute and Leontief himself, combines theoretical and empirical research to promote a more comprehensive understanding of social and environmental processes. The inaugural prizes were awarded in 2000 to John Kenneth Galbraith and Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen.
GDAE was founded in 1993 with the goal of promoting a better understanding of how societies can pursue their economic and community goals in an environmentally and socially sustainable manner. The Institute develops textbooks and course materials, published on paper and on its web site, that incorporate a broad understanding of social, financial and environmental sustainability. The Institute also carries out policy-relevant research on climate change, the role of the market in environmental policy, and globalization and sustainable development.
In addition to Amartya Sen and John Kenneth Galbraith, GDAE has awarded the Leontief Prize to Paul Streeten, Herman Daly, Alice Amsden, Dani Rodrik, Nancy Folbre, Robert Frank, Richard Nelson, Ha-Joon Chang, Samuel Bowles, Juliet Schor, Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Stephen DeCanio, José Antonio Ocampo, Robert Wade, Bina Agarwal, Daniel Kahneman, Nicholas Stern, Martin Weitzman, C. Peter Timmer, and Michael Lipton.
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