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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 economics 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. Board directors Consumers Union, 1976-1977, Consumers for World Trade, 1982-1990, Atlantic Insurance, 1973-1977, Ovrseas Development Council, 1974-1977, Control Meth.Coll., 1982-1988, Center Law and Social Policy, 1973-1977, Worldwatch Institute, 1975-1977, Fletcher School Law and Diplomacy, since 1992. Director Overseas Private Investment Corporation, 1977-1981, United States-Israel Binat.

Research and Development Foundation, 1977-1981. United States coordinator United States-Saudi Arabia Joint Economics Commission, 1977-1981. Member defense management board Task Force on Foreign Ownership and Control, 1989-1990, competitiveness policy county, 1991-1997, chairman, 1991-1997.

Member panel on public-private cooperation in civilian technical NAS, 1990-1991. Member exec.com. 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 advising committee on foreign economics 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