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C. Fred Bergsten

C. Fred Bergsten, American economist. Recipient Meritorious Honor award, Department State, 1965, Distinguished Alumnus award, Central Methodist College, 1975, Exceptional Service award, Treasury Department, 1980, French Legion of Honor, 1987. Fellow: Chinese Academy Social Sciences (honorary); member: Council Foreign Relations, American Economic Association.

Background

  • Bergsten, C. Fred was born on April 23, 1941 in Brooklyn. Son of Carl Alfred and Lois Halkaline (Kirk) Bergsten.

  • Education

    • AB, Central Methodist College, Fayette, Missouri, 1961. Doctor of Humane Letters, Central Methodist College, Fayette, Missouri, 1995. Master of Arts, Fletcher School Law and Diplomacy, Medford, Massachusetts, 1962.

      Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy, Fletcher School Law and Diplomacy, Medford, Massachusetts, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy, Fletcher School Law and Diplomacy, Medford, Massachusetts, 1969.

    Career

    • International economist Department State, 1963—1967. Visiting fellow Council Foreign Relations, 1967—1968. Assistant for international economic affairs National Security Council, 1969—1971.

      Senior fellow Brookings Institution, 1972—1976. Assistant secretary treasury international affairs, 1977—1981. Senior associate Carnegie Endowment International Peace, 1981.

      Director Institute International Economics, since 1981. United States coordinator United States-Saudi Arabia Joint Economic Commission, 1977—1981. Member defense management board Task Force on Foreign Ownership and Control, 1989—1990, competitiveness policy council, 1991—1997, chairman, 1991—1997.

      Member panel on public-private cooperation in civilian technical National Academy of Sciences, 1990—1991. Member executive committee Trilateral Commission, since 1991, Bretton Wood Committee, since 1989, Carnegie Endowment, National Commission American and the New World Order, 1992, Commission Government Renewal, 1992. Chairman Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Eminent Persons Group, 1993—1995.

      Vice chairman advisory committee on foreign economic policy Department State, since 1996.

    Works

    Membership

    Fellow: Chinese Academy Social Sciences (honorary). Member: Council Foreign Relations, American Economic Association.

    Connections

    • Married Virginia Lee Wood, June 16, 1962. 1 child Mark.
    • father: Carl Alfred Bergsten
    • mother: Lois Halkaline (Kirk) Bergsten
    • spouse: Virginia Lee Wood
    • child: Mark Bergsten
    C. Fred Bergsten
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    Born April 23, 1941
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    • 1961
      Central Methodist College
    • 1995
      Central Methodist College
    • 1962
      Fletcher School Law and Diplomacy
    • 1963
      Fletcher School Law and Diplomacy
    • 1969
      Fletcher School Law and Diplomacy
    • 1963 - 1967
      Intern, ational economist Department State
    • 1967 - 1968
      visiting fellow, Council Foreign Relations
    • 1969 - 1971
      assistant, for international economic affairs National Security Council
    • 1972 - 1976
      senior, fellow Brookings Institution
    • 1977 - 1981
      assistant, secretary treasury international affairs
    • 1981
      senior, associate Carnegie Endowment International Peace
    • 1981
      director, Institute International Economics
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