Raúl PREBISCH, economist in the field of Economic Development Models. Jawaharlal Nehru Award International Understanding, 1974; Dag Hammarskjöld Honorary
Medal German United Nations Association, 1977; Third World Prize, Third World Foundation, 1981.
PREBISCH, Raúl was born in 1901 in Tucumán, Argentina.
Bachelor of Arts (Economics) University Buenos Aires. Honorary degrees; Universities Colombia Los Andes, Colombia. Penjab, India; Bar lian, Israel.
Complutense, Spain; Montevideo, Uruguay.
Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America, 1950-1963. Secretary-General, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, 1963-1969. Director, CEPAL Review, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America, Santiago, Chile, since 1976.
development of the countries of the world economic periphery, particularly those of Latin America, both in the field of theory and in that of the implementation of ideas. In theory, propounded original interpretations respecting relations between the industrial centres and the periphery and the specific internal processes which characterise the development of the latter. Proposals for action have had great influence, in particular those relating to the creation of the New International Economic Order.