Andrew Kamarck

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Andy Kamarck
Personal details
BornAndrew Martin Kamarck
(1914-11-10)November 10, 1914
Newton Falls, New York, U.S.
DiedMarch 10, 2010(2010-03-10) (aged 95)
Brewster, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationHarvard University (BA, MA, PhD)
Scientific career
InstitutionsWorld Bank
United States Secretary of the Treasury
Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
University of California, Los Angeles

Andrew Martin Kamarck (died 3 March 2010) was an American economist, Director of the Economic Development Institute at the World Bank and Regents Professor at University of California, Los Angeles.

In 1936, Kamarck got his BA summa cum laude at Harvard University.[1] In 1951, he got his Ph.D at Harvard.[1] He worked for the Federal Reserve Board and, during World War II, he "was posted to the Allied Control Commission for Italy, where he supervised the Banca d'Italia". In 1944, he "was assigned as Chief of the U.S. Financial Intelligence in Germany".[2]

He then continued to work for the United States Secretary of the Treasury in 1946, contributing to the "policy guidelines for the Marshall Plan." He later became World Bank Economic Adviser, Professor at University of California, Los Angeles (1964–65) "and Research Associate at the Harvard Center of International Affairs.[2]


Reviewed by Robert P. Armstrong. In: The American Economic Review, vol. 57, no. 5, 1967, p. 1339-1342.
  • The Appraisal of Country Economic Performance. In: Economic Development and Cultural Change, vol. 18, no. 2, p. 153-165, 1970.
  • Capital and Investment in Developing Countries. In: Finance and Development, vol. 8, p. 2, 1971.
  • The Economics of African Development. Praeger, 1971. ISBN 978-0-275-28030-7
  • Climate and economic development. Economic Development Institute, 1972
  • Climate and economic development. Seminar paper. Economic Development Institute, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, 1975. ASIN B00072XWDS
  • The Tropics and Economic Development: A Provocative Inquiry into the Poverty of Nations. Baltimore/London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1976. (for the World Bank) ISBN 978-0-8018-1891-2
Reviewed by William Diebold Jr., Foreign Affairs, April 1977.
Reviewed by Mark Perlman. In: Journal of Economic Literature, vol. 16, no. 1, 1978, p. 120-123.
Reviewed by E. Scott Maynes. In: Journal of Economic Literature, vol. 23, no. 4, 1985, p. 1786-1788.
Reviewed by Paul Streeten. In: Economic Development and Cultural Change, vol. 34, no. 1, 1985, p. 173-176.
Economics as a Social Science: An Approach to Nonautistic Theory. Book description at The University of Michigan Press.
Reviewed by Esther-Mirjam Sent. In: The Review of Politics, 66, p. 350-352, 2004. doi:10.1017/S0034670500037463

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