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Benjamin Howard HIGGINS

economist

Benjamin Howard HIGGINS, economist in the field of Economic Development. Fellow, Royal Society Canada; Member, Chairman Executive Committee, American Economic Association Economics Development Institute, Institution, Boulder, Colorado, 1965-1967; Chairman, Advisory Committee, UNCRD, since 1979.

Background

HIGGINS, Benjamin Howard was born in 1912 in London, Ontario.

Education

Bachelor of Arts University Western Ontario, 1933. Master of Science London School of Economies and Political Science, London, United Kingdom, 1935. MPA Harvard University, 1939.

Doctor of Philosophy University Minnesota, 1941. Master of Arts (Honorary) University Melbourne, 1948.

Career

Visiting Fellow, Centre Research Federal Finance Relations, Development Studies Centre, American National University, Canberra. Development Economics, CIDA/Lower Uva Project, Sri Lanka,1980-1981. Director, Centre Applied Studies Development, University S. Pacific, United Nations Centre Regional Development.

Consultant Nagoya, Japan.

Achievements

  • Fellow, Royal Society Canada. Member, Chairman Executive Committee, American Economic Association Economics Development Institute, Institution, Boulder, Colorado, 1965-1967. Chairman, Advisory Committee, UNCRD, since 1979.

Views

Combined academic research and advisory services to governments. Taught at McGill, Melbourne, Texas, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass., USA, Montreal, Ottawa, California-Berkeley, Yale, Monash, Murdoch and American National University. Served as adviser to the governments of Australia, Canada, the United States and some two dozen countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Began career in microeconomics and methodology, moved to macroeconomics, and recent years have concentrated on economic development and urban and regional development and planning.