The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

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Chenery, Hollis B. (1918–1994)

  • Shantayanan Devarajan
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Hollis Burnley Chenery was born in Richmond, Virginia, in 1918. He received his Ph.D. at Harvard University, worked for the Marshall Plan in Europe, taught at Stanford University, served as Assistant Administrator of the US Agency for International Development before joining the World Bank in 1970 for a distinguished, 13-year career there. He returned to Harvard as a professor in 1983. He died in 1994.


Chenery, H. B. Comparative advantage Computable general-equilibrium models Development economics Development strategy Economic development Foreign aid Poverty alleviation Total factor productivity World Bank 

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