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Hans Singer

Sir Hans Wolfgang Singer (29 November 1910 – 26 February 2006) was a development economist best known for the Singer-Prebisch thesis, which states that the terms of trade move against producers of primary products. He is one of the primary figures of heterodox economics.

Sir Hans Singer was Emeritus Professor of the University of Sussex and had been Professorial Fellow of the Institute of Development Studies since 1969. Prior to that he held a variety of posts in the United Nations, including as Director of the Economic Division of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and Director of the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) and was closely involved in the Bretton Woods Agreement and the building of the post-war global financial institutional framework.

His many books, journal articles and reports, as director of various field missions, constitute a unique record of economic development, especially the divide between rich and poor countries, across most of the 20th Century. Of most unusual interest are the unpublished lectures and festschrift for his 85th birthday in 1995 (see publications list below).

The Institute of Social Studies awarded its honorary doctorate to Hans Singer in 1977.

Bibliography

Books

Sir Hans W. Singer : the life and work of a development economist / D. John Shaw / H.W. SINGER D.J. SHAW;. - Basingstoke, UK : Palgrave Macmillan, 2002

Food security in sub-Saharan Africa / ed. by Stephen Devereux and Simon Maxwell / S. DEVEREUX S. MAXWELL; H.W. SINGER;. – London, 2000

Economic progress and prospects in the Third World : lessons of development experience since 1945 / H.W. Singer and Sumit Roy / H.W. SINGER S. ROY;. - Aldershot : Edward Elgar, 1993

Conflict and change in the 1990s : ethics, laws and institutions / ed. by Anthony Carty and H.W. Singer / A. CARTY H.W. SINGER;. - Basingstoke : Macmillan, 1993

Joint ventures and collaborations / editors: H.W. Singer, Neelambar Hatti, Rameshwar Tandon / H.W. SINGER N. HATTI; R. TANDON;. - New Delhi : Indus, 1991

Adjustment and liberalization in the Third World / editors: H.W. Singer, Neelambar Hatti, Rameshwar Tandon / H.W. SINGER N. HATTI; R. TANDON;. - New Delhi : Indus, 1991

Development perspectives for the 1990s / edited by Renee Prendergast and H.W. Singer / R. PRENDERGAST H.W. SINGER;. - Basingstoke : Macmillan, 1991

Aid and external financing in the 1990s / eds H.W. Singer, Neelambar Hatti and Rameshwar Tandon / H.W. SINGER N. HATTI; R. TANDON;. - New Delhi : Indus, 1991

Foreign direct investments / eds: H.W. Singer, Neelambar Hatti, Rameshwar Tandon / H.W. SINGER N. HATTI; R. TANDON;. - New Delhi : Indus, 1991

North-South trade in manufactures / eds: H.W. Singer, Neelambar Hatti, Rameshwar Tandon / H.W. SINGER N. HATTI; R. TANDON;. - New Delhi : Indus, 1990

Trade liberalization in the 1990s / editors: H.W. Singer, Neelambar Hatti, Rameshwar Tandon / H.W. SINGER N. HATTI; R. TANDON;. - New Delhi : Indus, 1990

Economic development and world debt / edited by H.W. Singer and Soumitra Sharma / H.W. SINGER S. SHARMA;. - Basingstoke, Hamps. : Macmillan Press, 1989

The relationship between debt pressures, adjustment policies and deterioration of terms of trade for developing countries (with special reference to Latin America) / H.W. Singer / H.W. SINGER. - The Hague : ISS, 1989

Lessons of post-war development experience : 1945-1988 / H.W. Singer / H.W. SINGER. - Brighton : Institute of Development Studies (IDS), 1989

New protectionism and restructuring Part I / H.W. Singer, Neelambar Hatti and Rameshwar Tandon eds. / H.W. SINGER N. HATTI; R. TANDON;. - New Delhi : Ashish, 1988

Technology transfer by multinationals Part I / H.W. Singer, Neelambar Hatti and Rameshwar Tandon eds. / H.W. SINGER N. HATTI; R. TANDON;. - New Delhi : Ashish, 1988

Resource transfer and debt trap Part I / H.W. Singer, Neelambar Hatti and Rameshwar Tandon eds. / H.W. SINGER N. HATTI; R. TANDON;. - New Delhi : Ashish, 1988

Challenges of South-South co-operation Part I / H.W. Singer, Neelambar Hatti and Rameshwar Tandon (eds) / H.W. SINGER N. HATTI; R. TANDON;. - New Delhi : Ashish, 1988

Rich and poor countries : consequences of international economic disorder / Hans W. Singer and Javed A. Ansari / H.W. SINGER J.A. ANSARI;. - 4th ed.. - London : Unwin Hyman, 1988

Economic theory and new world order / H.W. Singer, Neelambar Hatti and Rameshwar Tandon eds. / H.W. SINGER N. HATTI; R. TANDON;. - New Delhi : Ashish, 1987

International commodity policy Part I / H.W. Singer, Neelambar Hatti and Rameshwar Tandon eds. / H.W. SINGER N. HATTI; R. TANDON;. - New Delhi : Ashish, 1987

Food aid : the challenge and the opportunity / Hans W. Singer, John Wood, Tony Jennings / H.W. SINGER J.B. WOOD; A. JENNINGS;. - Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1987

The international economy and industrial development : the impact of trade and investment on the Third World / Robert H. Ballance, Javed A. Ansari and Hans W. Singer / R.H. BALLANCE J.A. ANSARI; H.W. SINGER;. - Brighton : Wheatsheaf, 1982

The expansion of processing in developing countries and international policy requirements / H.W. SINGER. - London : Commonwealth Secretariat, 1978

Employment, income distribution and development strategy : problems of the developing countries : essays in honour of H. W. Singer, Singer, Hans Wolfgang / Holmes & Meier Publishers / 1976

Food aid : disincentive effects and their policy implications / Paul J. Isenman, Hans W. Singer / P.J. Isenman H.W. SINGER;. - Brighton : Institute of Development Studies (IDS), 1975

The strategy of international development : essays in the economics of backwardness / H.W. Singer ; ed. by Alec Cairncross and Mohinder Puri / H.W. SINGER A. CAIRNCROSS; M. PURI;. - London [etc.] : Macmillan, 1975

Aspects of the distribution of income and wealth in Kenya : [paper presented at a meeting of the UNESCO Working Group on human resources indicators held at the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex, in December 1973], Singer, H W / rev version / University of Sussex / 1974

Employment, incomes and equality : a strategy for increasing productive employment in Kenya : report of an inter-agency team ... organised by the International Labour Office / [Chiefs of Mission: Hans Singer, Richard Jolly] / H.W. SINGER R. JOLLY;. - Geneva : ILO, 1972

Perpectives of development / Salvatore Schiavo-Campo, Hans W. Singer / S. SCHIAVO - CAMPO H.W. SINGER;. - Boston [etc.] : Houghton Mifflin, 1970

International development : growth and change / H.W. Singer / H.W. SINGER. - New York, NY : McGraw-Hill, 1964

Estudo sobre o desenvolvimento economico do nordeste / Hans W. Singer / H.W. SINGER. - Recife : Comissao de Desenvolvimento Economico de Pernambuco, 1962

The role of the economist as official adviser / Walter Adolf Jöhr and H.W. Singer ; forew. by E.A.G. Robinson / W.A. JÖHR H.W. SINGER; E.A.G. ROBINSON;. - London : Allen & Unwin

The foreign aid business : economic assistance and development co-operation / Kunibert Raffer, H.W. Singer / K. RAFFER H.W. SINGER;. - Cheltenham : Edward Elgar

Growth, development and trade : selected essays of Hans W. Singer / H.W. SINGER. - Cheltenham : Edward Elgar.- (Economists of the twentieth century)

Technologies for basic needs / Hans W.Singer / H.W. SINGER. - Geneva : ILO

The economic North-South divide : six decades of unequal development / Kunibert Raffer, H.W. Singer / K. RAFFER H.W. SINGER;. - Cheltenham : Edward Elgar

International development co-operation : selected essays by H.W. Singer on aid and the United Nations system / ed. with contributions, by D. John Shaw / H.W. SINGER D.J. SHAW;. - New York : Palgrave

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Articles

International Aid for Economic Development : Problems and Tendencies Singer, Hans W. / In: Development; vol. 50 (2007), page 80-89 (10) / 2007

That One Per Cent Aid Target (Some Reflections on the Arithmetic of International Targetry) Singer, Hans / In: IDS bulletin; vol. 37 (2006), issue 4, page 8-11 (4) / 2006

Globalization, technology and trade in the 21st century ; Part III, Singer, Hans / B.R. Publishing Corporation / 2001

Globalization, technology and trade in the 21st century ; Part II, Singer, Hans / B.R. Publishing Corporation / 2001

Globalization, technology and trade in the 21st century ; Part I, Singer, Hans / B.R. Publishing Corporation / 2001

Book Reviews - The Foreign Aid Business: Economic Assistance and Development Co-operation, Raffer, Kunibert; Singer, Hans W.; White, Howard / In: Development and change; vol. 30 (1999), issue 1, page 188 / 1999

The 1960s: A decade of optimism, Singer, Hans W. / In: Development; (1997), issue 1, page 17-18 (2) / 1997

Bretton Woods and the UN System, Singer, Hans W. / In: The ecumenical review; vol. 47 (1995), issue 3, page 348-351 (4) / 1995

Towards Economic Recovery in Sub-Saharan Africa: Essays in honour of Robert Gardiner, Pickett, James; Singer, Hans; Gulhati, Ravi / In: African affairs; vol. 91 (1992), issue 362 (jan), page 143 / 1992

Food aid and structural adjustment in Sub-Saharan Africa Singer, Hans / In: Food aid reconsidered : assessing the impact on Third World countries / ed. by Edward Clay and Olav Stokke / 1991

Manufactured esports of developing countries and their terms of trade since 1965, Sarkar, P.; Singer, H. W. / s.n. / In: World Development / 1991

The World Bank : human face or facelift? : Some comments in the light of the World Bank's annual report, Singer, H. W. / s.n. / In: World development / 1989

The Global Economy: From Meso to Macroeconomics/ The Market Economy: From Micro to Mesoeconomics (Book Review), Singer, Hans W. / In: The economic journal; vol. 99 (1989), issue 396 (01 06), page 506 (3) / 1989

New voices in defence of aid : book review article, Singer, H. W. / s.n. / In: Development policy review / 1988

Food aid : development tool or obstacle to development? Singer, H. W. / s.n. / In: Development policy review / 1987

The distribution of gains between investing and borrowing countries, Singer, Hans / s.n. / 1971

Keneysian models of economic development and their limitations : an analysis in the light of Gunnar Myrdal's "Asian Drama", Singer, Hans / UN / 1969

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Other resources

A future food aid regime : implications of the final act of the GATT Uruguay Round / by John Shaw and H.W. Singer / J. SHAW H.W. SINGER;. - Brighton : Institute of Development Studies (IDS), 1995

New patterns of macro-economic governance / by Hans W. Singer, Stephany Griffith-Jones / H.W. SINGER S. GRIFFITH - JONES;. - New York, NY : Human Development Report Office, 1994

Aid conditionality / H.W. Singer / H.W. SINGER. - Brighton : Institute of Development Studies (IDS), 1994

Industrialisation and world trade : ten years after the Brandt Report / H.W.Singer / H.W. SINGER. - Brighton : Institute of Development Studies (IDS), 1989

Poverty, development and food : essays in honour of H.W. Singer on his 75th birthday / E. CLAY J. SHAW; H.W. SINGER;. - Basingstoke, Hampsh. : s.n., 1987

Reflections on the Lima (25%) target / H.W. Singer / H.W. SINGER. - The Hague : ISS, 1977

Dualism revisited : a new approach to the problems of the dual society in developing countries / Hans W. Singer / H.W. SINGER. - Brighton : Institute of Development Studies (IDS), 1969

Choice of technology / H.W. Singer and W. Hagemajer / H.W. SINGER W. Hagemajer;. - Cairo : Institute of National Planning, 1962

International aid to under-developed countries / Hans W. Singer / H.W. SINGER. - Cairo : Institute of National Planning, 1961

The sense and nonsense of local counterpart funds / H.W. Singer / H.W. SINGER. - Cairo : Institute of National Planning, 1961

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