PAUL STREETEN (born July 18, 1917 ) is an economics professor. He was
a professor at
Boston University , US until his retirement. He has
been a distinguished academic working on development economics since
* 1 Biography
Education and early career
* 3 Career
* 4 Major published works
* 4.1 Books
* 4.2 Chapters in books
* 4.3 Journal articles
* 4.4 Book in honour of
* 4.5 Other
* 5 References
ECONOMIES BY REGION
* North America
* South America
ECONOMIC GROWTH THEORIES
* neoclassical growth model
Endogenous growth theory
Unified growth theory
* balanced growth theory
FIELDS AND SUBFIELDS
* property Rights
Born in Austria, Streeten spent his formative years in
Vienna . He
became involved in political activism at an early age, and from 1933
on he was under continual threat of arrest and imprisonment. The 1938
Anschluss forced his family to flee Austria, scattering around the
globe. Paul was taken in by a kindly English family, but in 1940 he
was Interned as an enemy alien . He was placed in several different
camps, and in each one he occupied himself by setting up lecture or
literary study groups. In 1942 he was able to join the UK military in
a commando group destined to fight for the liberation of
While awaiting the commando action he again set up a drama group. When
the action did take place (1943), Streeten was landed behind enemy
lines. After a few weeks of heavy fighting, he was severely wounded.
EDUCATION AND EARLY CAREER
Streeten became a naturalized UK citizen. He entered Balliol College,
Oxford in 1944. After receiving a degree he obtained a teaching post
there (1948) and remained until 1964.
Streeten's institutional affiliations include the Development Studies
unit at the
University of Sussex
University of Sussex (Streeten was one founder of that
unit). He was associated with the
UNDP group that creates the annual
Human Development Report
He served as founding editor of the journal
World Development from
1972. In the 1960s, he worked at the new Ministry of Overseas
Development in the
United Kingdom and acted as the director of the
Institute of Development Studies (IDS). He became Warden of Queen
Elizabeth House at the
University of Oxford
University of Oxford . Starting in 1990 he has
been involved with both into the
Human Development Report and
UNESCO 's World Culture Reports.
In the 1980s Streeten became a professor at
Boston University , and
while there also served as director of the World Institute for
Development Economics Research .
In the 1960s he was deputy director general of the Economic Planning
Staff of the
Ministry of Overseas Development and acting director of
Institute of Development Studies at Sussex before becoming Warden
of Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford. In 1976-1980 and 1984–1985, he was
a senior adviser with the World Bank, helping to formulate policies on
basic needs. Since 1990, he has provided intellectual inputs into the
Human Development Report and UNESCO's World Culture Reports.
He turned 100 in July 2017.
MAJOR PUBLISHED WORKS
Paul Streeten include:
* Streeten, Paul (1961). Economic integration: aspects and problems.
Leyden, Netherlands: A. W. Sythoff.
OCLC 245944056 .
* Streeten, Paul (1972). The frontiers of development studies. New
York: Wiley. ISBN 9780470833285 .
* Streeten, Paul; Lall, Sanjaya (1977). Foreign investment,
transnationals, and developing countries. London New York: Macmillan.
ISBN 9780333168981 .
* Streeten, Paul (1981). Development perspectives. New York: St.
Martin's Press. ISBN 9780312196905 .
* Streeten, Paul (1981). First things first: meeting basic human
needs in the developing countries. New York: Published for the World
Bank by Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780195203691 .
* Streeten, Paul (1995). Thinking about development. Cambridge New
York: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521599733 .
* Streeten, Paul (2001). Globalisation: threat or opportunity.
Copenhagen: Copenhagen Business School Press. ISBN 9788763000840 .
CHAPTERS IN BOOKS
* Streeten, Paul (1982), "The conflict between communication gaps
and suitability gaps", in Jussawalla, Meheroo; Lamberton, D.M.,
Communication economics and development, Honolulu Hawaii Elmsford, New
York: East-West Center Pergamon Press, pp. 16–35, ISBN 9780080275208
Also available as: Streeten, Paul (1982). "The conflict between
communication gaps and suitability gaps". Bulletin of the Oxford
University Institute of Economics & Statistics. Pergamon Policy
Studies on International Development via Elsevier: 16–35. doi
* Streeten, Paul (1950). "Reserve capacity and the kinked demand
curve". Review of Economic Studies. Oxford University Press. 18 (2):
103–113. doi :10.2307/2295798 .
* Streeten, Paul (1954). "Elasticity optimism and pessimism in
international trade". Economia Internazionale / International
Economics. Institute for International Economics via Elsevier. 7 (1).
OCLC 882468573 .
* Streeten, Paul (1954). "Programs and prognoses". The Quarterly
Journal of Economics. Oxford University Press. 68 (3): 355–376. doi
* Streeten, Paul (February 1955). "Productivity and the balance of
trade". Bulletin of the Oxford University Institute of Economics &
Statistics. Wiley. 17 (1): 11–17. doi
* Streeten, Paul; Black, J. (1957). "Growth, the terms of trade and
the balance of trade". Economie Appliquée / Review of Economic
Studies. Oxford University Press. 10 (2-3): 299–322.
* Streeten, Paul (1958). "A note on Kaldor\'s "Speculation and
Economic Stability"". Review of Economic Studies. Oxford University
Press. 26 (1): 66–68. doi :10.2307/2295859 .
* Streeten, Paul (November 1971). "Book reviews: The international
corporation: A symposium : Charles P. Kindleberger (editor),
(Cambridge, Mass., The M.I.T. Press, 1970, vii+415 pp.)". Journal of
International Economics. Elsevier. 1 (4): 461–466. doi
* Streeten, Paul (October–December 1974). "The limits of
development research". World Development. Elsevier. 2 (10–12):
11–34. doi :10.1016/0305-750X(74)90052-7 .
* Streeten, Paul (June 1975). "Policies towards multinationals".
World Development. Elsevier. 3 (6): 393–397. doi
* Streeten, Paul; Stewart, Frances (November 1976). "New strategies
for development: poverty, income distribution, and growth" (PDF).
Oxford Economic Papers. Oxford University Press. 28 (3): 381–405.
* Streeten, Paul (January 1982). "Approaches to a new international
economic order". World Development. Elsevier. 10 (1): 1–17. doi
* Streeten, Paul (October 1983). "Development dichotomies". World
Development. Elsevier. 11 (10): 875–889. doi
BOOK IN HONOUR OF PAUL STREETEN
* Stewart, Frances (editor) ; Lall, Sanjaya (author) (1986). Theory
and reality in development: essays in honour of Paul Streeten. New
York: St. Martin's Press. ISBN 9780312797263 . CS1 maint: Extra text:
authors list (link )
* United Nations Intellectual History Project (UNIHP), List of
interviewees: Paul Streeten.
* Author: Paul P. Streeten Copenhagen Business School Press,
* ^ "Streeten, Paul". Library of Congress. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
CIP data sheet (b. 7/18/17)
* ^ "Reconciling the Economics of Social and Environmental
Sustainability"; Remarks by Neva Goodwin to introduce the 2001
Leontief Prize recipients at Tufts University, 13 November 2001
* ^ Streeten, Paul (1989). "Aerial Roots". In Kregel, J. A.
Recollections of Eminent Economists, Volume 2. Basingstoke, England:
Macmillan. ISBN 0333449193 .
* ^ Staff (2017-07-18). "100th birthday of Professor Paul
Balliol College, Oxford
Balliol College, Oxford . Retrieved 2017-08-03.
* ^ Major works of Paul Streeten
* WorldCat Identities
* VIAF : 25142199
* LCCN : n50010961
* ISNI : 0000 0001 0880 6904
* GND : 119293110
* SUDOC : 02715033X
* BNF : cb119256