Irma Adelman

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Irma Adelman
Born (1930-03-14)March 14, 1930
Chernivtsi, Romania
Nationality American
Field Development economics
School/tradition Development economics
Alma mater University of California, Berkeley

Irma Glicman Adelman (born 14 March 1930 in Chernivtsi, Romania) is an American economist. She is a professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the Graduate School of the University of California, Berkeley since 1979.[1] She has made important contributions in the field of development economics. She was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1974.[2]

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • "Dynamic Properties of the Klein-Goldberger Model", with F.L. Adelman, 1959, Econometrica
  • Theories of Economic Growth and Development, 1961.
  • "An Econometric Analysis of Population Growth", 1963, AER.
  • "Foreign Aid and Economic Development: The case of Greece", with H.B.Chenery, 1966, REStat.
  • The Theory and Design of Economic Development, 1966.
  • Society, Politics and Economic Development: a quantitative approach, with C.T. Morris, 1967.
  • Economic Growth and Social Equity in Developing Countries, with C.T. Morris, 1973.
  • "Strategies for Equitable Growth", 1974, Challenge
  • "Development Economics: a reassessment of goals", 1975, AER.
  • "Growth, Income Distribution and Equity-Oriented Development Strategies", 1975, World Development
  • "Policies for Equitable Growth", with C.T. Morris, and S. Robinson, 1976, World Development
  • Income Distribution Policy in Developing Countries: A Case Study of Korea, with S. Robinson, 1978.
  • "Growth and Impoverishment in the Middle of the 19th Century", with C.T. Morris, 1978, World Development
  • Redistribution Before Growth: A strategy for developing countries. 1978.
  • "Beyond Export-Led Growth", 1984, World Development
  • "A Poverty-Focused Approach to Development Policy", 1986, in Lewis, editor, Development Strategies Reconsidered
  • "Confessions of an Incurable Romantic", 1988, BNLQR.
  • Comparative Patterns of Economic Development, 1850–1914, 1988


  1. ^ "Prof Irma Adelman: Curriculum Vitae". University of California at Berkeley. Retrieved 6 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Book of Members, 1780–2010: Chapter A". American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 6 April 2011. 

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