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Paul Alexander BARAN

economist

Paul Alexander BARAN, economist.

Background

BARAN, Paul Alexander was born in 1910 in Ukraine, Russia.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy University Berlin, 1932. Master of Arts Harvard University, 1941.

Career

Generally considered the in tellectual founder of the ‘dependency’ school which holds that economic development in the advanced capitalist countries is functionally related to underdevelopment in the Third World. One of the foremost Marxist theorists in the West of the monopoly stage of capitalist development. Research Association, Institute, Institution Social Research, Frankfurt, Germany, 1931-1933.

Economics, United States Office Strategic Service, Washington, District of Columbia, 1940-1947. Professor of Economics, Stanford University, 1948-1964.

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