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. 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.
- "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