Diploma (Law), Diploma (Political Science and Economics) University Athens, 1954, 1956. Master of Arts University Kansas, 1957. Doctor of Philosophy University of California, Los Angeles, Calif., United States of America, 1958.
Instructor, Assistant Professor, Association Professor, Professor of Economics, University Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1960-1967. Senior Association, Director Research, Acting Director General, Center Planning and Economics Research, Athens, 1961,1963-1965. Association Professor of Economics, Director, Economics Research Center, University Hawaii,
Association Professor of Economics, Food Research Institute, Institution, Stanford University, 196872. Member, World Bank Basic Economics Missions, Syria, 1977, United Arab Emirates, 1978. International Fund for Agriculture Development Mission, Zambia, 1981.
Professor of Economics, Food Research Institute, Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America since 1972. Editorial Boards, Journal of Development Economics, , Greek Economics Review, since 1977. Pakistan Development Review.
Managing Editor, J. Economics Development since 1983.
The attempt to bring theories of economic development to bear upon facts, and vice versa, lies at the core of my research. It is exemplified by my advanced text (book 5 above). In this quest I happened to make a few original contributions by forging some new tools, modifying some theories and filling in certain gaps in our understanding of economic development.
In my research on agriculture in economic development, I started from conventional tests of economic efficiency. These led to raising ques- tions about the meaning of rationality and the context of efficiency in a world of imperfect markets, imperfect foresight and differences in initial endowments. New tools based on the production and profit function were created to handle these questions by distinguishing the components of technical, price and economic efficiency.
Next, extending the concept of production efficiency in the context of welfare maximisation led to employing expenditure systems to make operational the concept of equilibrium in the new economics of the household. The integration of the demographic decision with the production and consumption behaviour of the household is the most recent aspect of this reasearch. In my research on the importance of the economic and social structure for economic development, I started from the concepts of balanced-unbalanced growth and linkages. This has led to my more recent interest on the role of socio-economic classes in the development process and to linking class-specific consumption behaviour to the process of economic and social (dis)articulation of the developing economy through social accounting matrices.