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Oral history interview with Gerald Karl Helleiner, 2000

Creator: Helleiner, Gerald K.
Project: United Nations intellectual history project (UNIHP).
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Phys. Desc. :sound file : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

United Nations -- Committee for Development Planning; Secretary-General's Advisory Group on Financial Flows for Africa; African Capacity-Building Foundation in Zimbabwe

Scope and Contents

Childhood: Born in Vienna, 1936, Refugee, 1939; Education: University of Toronto Political Science and Economics, Yale University, PhD Economics; Career: Ottawa Department of Labor, Economics and Research Branch, Professor, Yale University, Yale Economic Growth Center, Economist in Nigeria, Director Economics Research Bureau, Development work in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, Professor of Political Economy, University of Toronto, Research Director Group of 24 (G-24), Centre for International Studies, Founder and Chairman of North-South Institute, Member of UN Committee for Development Planning (CDP), Author of "Underutilized Potential," UNCTAD, Leader of International Development Research Centre in post-apartheid South Africa, Brandt Commission, and Author of "Africa and the Global Economy" (1997). International Economics, influence of Jim Tobin and Dudley Seers, development, United Nations (UN), involvement in New International Economic Order (NIEO) and United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), development economics, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Canada and development assistance, impact of Cold War on development assistance, UNCTAD intellectual environment and culture, relationship between UNCTAD and Bretton Woods Conference, Group of 77 (G-77), World Institute of Development Economics and Research (WIDER), neoliberalism, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank criticism, global governance, lack of G-20 transparency, relationship between private business, nongovernmental institutions (NGOs), and UN, UN global conferences, instability in Africa, threats to human security


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Copyright by the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, 2001

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