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Antonin Basch


Antonin Basch, economist. Member American Economic Association, Society for International Development.


Basch, Antonin was born on June 5, 1896 in Nemeckybrod, Czechoslovakia. Son of Albert and Matilde (Basch) Basch.


Juris Doctor, Charles U., Prague, 1919. Student of University of Vienna, 1917-1918, University of Berlin, 1920-1921.


Came to the United States, 1940. Official, Ministry of Commerce, Czechoslovakia, 1919. With Czechoslovak Economic Service, Berlin, 1920-1923.

Secretary Czechoslovak Chamber of Commerce and Ministry, Prague, 1923-1926. Director research department Czechoslovak National Bank, Prague, 1926-1934. General manager United Chemical and Metallurgical Works, Prague, 1934-1939.

Visiting professor economics Brown U., 1940-1942. Lecturer in economics, Columbia, since 1942 chief economist International Bank for Reconstrn. and Development, Washington, 1942-1957, resident representative in India, 1957-1959, head of the capital market unit, 1959-1961. Visiting professor economics University of Michigan Ann Arbor, 1961-1965.

Consultant Inter-American Development Bank, 1966, Asian Institute for Development and Planning, 1967-1968.


  • Author: A Price for Peace. New Europe and the World Markets, 1945. International Bank, 1945-1949 (a review), 1950.

    The Future of Foreign Lending for Development, 1962. Financing Economic Development, 1964. Capital Markets of the European Economic Community, 1965.

    APragmatic Approach to Economic Development, 1971.


Member American Economic Association, Society for International Development.


Married Eleanor Mary Fuchs, June 19, 1923. Children: Monica H. E., January.

Albert Basch

Matilde (Basch) Basch

Eleanor Mary Fuchs

Monica H. E. Basch

Jan Basch