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                                          John P. Powelson

 

 

              Professor of Economics, Emeritus, University of Colorado,

            specializing in Economic Development and Economic History.

 

 

                     Educational Background

 

Ph.D., Harvard, 1950 (Economics)

A.M., Harvard, 1947 (Economics)

M.B.A., Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1942 (Accounting)

A.B., Harvard, 1941, cum laude (Economics)

C.P.A., State of New York, 1950.

 

 

                    Principal Positions Held

 

Professor of Economics, 1966-1991, thereafter Professor Emeritus, University of Colorado.

Professor of Economic Development, University of Pittsburgh, 1964-1966

Professor of Economic Development, Institute for International Development, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, 1958-1964.  (Institute was created by contract with Agency for International Development, for mid-career training of senior A.I.D. officials).

Economist, Research Department, 1950-1954, and Assistant Chief of Training, 1954-1958, International Monetary Fund.

Assistant Professor of Accounting, University of Buffalo, 1949-1950.

Senior Accountant, Price Waterhouse and Company, Certified Public Accountants, Paris, France, 1948-1949.

Teaching Fellow in Economics, Harvard University, 1946-1948.

Instructor in Acounting, Wharton School of Finance and Commerce, University of Pennsylvania, 1944-1945.

Junior Accountant, 1942-1944, and Senior Assistant Acountant, 1944, Haskins & Sells, Certified Public Accountants, New York.

                       Longer Assignments

                    (while away from University)

 

Visiting Professor of Economics, Oglethorpe University, Atlanta GA, spring 1995.

Visiting Scholar, Harvard University, and Fellow of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Cambridge, Mass., 1981-82.

Senior Economic Advisor, Ministry of Finance and Planning, Government of Kenya, sponsored by Ford Foundation, 1971, 1972-1974.

Consultant, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, D.C., 1967-1968.

Director, Program of Integrated National Accounts, Centro de Estudios Monetarios Latinoamericanos, Mexico City, 1963-1964.

Economic Advisor to Minister of Finance, Government of Bolivia 1959-1960.

 

                       Shorter Assignments

 

Lecturer at meeting of Interface, Boulder, CO, March 17, 1999. Topic: “Money and Ethics,” Flatirons Conference Room, Memorial Center, Boulder Community Hospital.

Lecturer at Stanford Ecodynamics Seminar, Stanford University, April 11, 1997. Topic: Centuries of Economic Endeavor.

Lecturer in Workshops on Local Democracy, in four cities of Ukraine (Rivne, Kirovorhad, Zaporizzia, and Sumy) sponsored by Pylyp Orlyk Institute for Democracy, Kiev, October 1996. Topic: Privatizing land in an urban environment.

Lecture at Institute for Management, Zaporizzia, Ukraine, October 17, 1996, on Management Problems in a Democracy.

Lecture tour in Australia and New Zealand, March-April 1996, on subject of  Centuries of Economic Endeavor (see under “books,” below): Tasman Institute and Institute of Public Affairs, Melbourne; National University of Australia, Canberra; Sydney University, Sydney; Newcastle University, Newcastle;` and Friends Meetings in Auckland, Wanganui, Wellington, and Christchurch (New Zealand), and Hobart, Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Blue Hills, Newcastle, and Brisbane (Australia).

Luncheon talk on economic development, hosted by International Studies Center (AGORA), Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 27, 1995.

Lecture for Professional Association of Economists and C.P.A.s,  Buenos Aires, Argentina, “El Camino desde el Desarrollo Económico hacia el Siglo XXX,” Buenos Aires, June 27, 1995.

Informal luncheon discussion on economic development, for Argentine government officials, hosted by Ana Kessler, Congressional deputy, June 26, 1995.

Lecture, “The Historical Basis for Reforms in Eastern Europe and the Third World” University of Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina, June 23, 1995.

Participant in Conference on Why Some Nations are Rich and Others Poor, hosted by Institute for European and International Studies of Luxembourg, at Harvard Faculty Club, Cambridge MA, May 1995.

Lecture, “Africa,” in Conference on “The U.S. Role after the Cold  War: The Politics of Aid, Education, Trade and Investments,” University Center in Georgia, Southern College of Technology, Marietta, Georgia, April 12, 1995.

Lecture, “Eastern Europe and the Third World: The Rush for Reform,” University Center in Georgia, Atlanta, February 22, 1995.

Rikard lecture at Oglethorpe University, Atlanta GA,  “Government Intervention in Business: Affirmative Action and Regulations,” February 7, 1995.

“Morality and Economic Life,” paper presented at conference at Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, Georgia, October 10, 1989.

Lectures on economic development at Pendle Hill, Quaker study center, Wallingford PA, spring semester 1994.

Paper delivered at conference in Shanghai, China, September 14, 1988, sponsored by Fudan University of Shanghai and Cato Institute, on “Economic Reform in China: Problems and Prospects.” Paper was entitled, “Property Rights in China, Europe, and Japan: An Historical Comparison.”

Leader of discussion group on Quaker contributions to international peace at annual meeting of Friends World Committee on Consultation, Indianapolis, Indiana, March 1988.

Lecture, “Economic Development and Peace,” at Conference of Quaker Studies for Human Betterment, Swarthmore College, June 1988.

Workshop on “Peace and Economic Development,” at annual meeting of Friends Association for Higher Education, Whittier College, California, June 1987.

Workshop on “Peace and Economic Development,” at Inter-Mountain Yearly Meeting of the Society of Friends, Abiquiu, NM, May 1987.

Workshop on “Peace and Economic Development,” at annual meeting of Friends General Conference, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, July 1987.

Lecture on “Peace and Economic Development” at meeting of Quaker Society for Economic Democracy, Friends Meeting House, New York, August 1987.

Workshop on “Peace and Economic Development,” at New York Yearly Meeting of the Society of Friends, Silver Bay, NY, August 1987.

Workshop on “Peace and Economic Development,” at Baltimore Yearly Meeting of the Society of Friends, Shenandoah College, Winchester, VA, August 1987.

Workshop on “Peace and Economic Development,” at New England Yearly Meeting of the Society of Friends, Hampshire College, Northampton MA, August 1987.

Lecture, “Latest Issues in Economic Development,” at International Institute of Rural Reconstruction, Silang, Philippines, January 17, 1986.

Lecture series at Institute for International Understanding, American Friends Service Committee, at Whittier College, California, July 1984.

Lecture, “Hope for the Future in the Conservation of Resources,”at Seminar on Hope for the Future, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, April 1983.

Lecture, “Economic Problems of Mexico,” at Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO, January 1983.

Discussant in seminar on the International Dimensions of Land Reform, sponsored by Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, held at Centro de Investigaciones para el Mejoramiento de Maís y Trigo, Mexico, January 3-6, 1983.

Participant in evaluation review of Land Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin, for Agency of International Development, U.S. Government, 1982.

Participant in Second Annual U.S.-U.S.S.R. Seminar on Latin America, with presentation of paper on “Agricultural Development and Agrarian Structures in Latin America,” at Latin American Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh, June 1982.

Lecture, “Mexico and the United States in Crisis,” at conference of the Economic Institute for Research and Education,  Denver, Colorado, October 1982.

Lecture, “The Economics of Pacifism,” University Memorial Center, University of Colorado, October 1982.

Lecture, “Agrarian Reform and Economic Development: Some Historical Lessons,” at Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, April 1982.

Lecture, “Land Reform: Lessons and Future Prospects,” at Fourth Annual Third World Conference, Kennedy  School of Government, Harvard University, May 1982.

Consultant, International Institute for Rural Reconstruction, Silang, Cavite, Philippines, summers of 1978 and 1979.

Chairman of a conference on economic development, sponsored by the U.S. International Communications Agency (later known as U.S. Information Agency), Tagaytay, Philippines, July 1979.

Lecturer in Cebu, Philippines, sponsored by the U.S. International Communications Agency (USIA), August 1979.

Chairman of a conference on economic development and income distribution, Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado, April, 1976.

Lecture tour in universities, government ministries, and central banks in Africa (Liberia, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, and Ethiopia), January 1976.

Lecture tour in universities, government ministries, and central banks in Africa (Liberia, Nigeria, Zaire, Ethiopia), January 1975.

Lecture tour in universities, government ministries, and chambers of commerce in Southern Africa (Zambia, Malawi, and Republic of South Africa), May 1974.

Lecture tour in universities, government ministries, and central banks in West Africa (Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone), February and March 1974.

Lecturer in Economic Development, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C., spring semester 1968.

Director of Seminars on U.S.-Latin American Relations, two weeks a year for seven years, sponsored by U.S. Department of State for students from Mexico and United States, 1964-1970.

Member of Advisory Committee for Council on Foreign Relations, Atlantic Policy Studies, New York, 1966.

Lecturer in Peace Corps Training Programs, Puerto Rico, 1966, and Putney, Vermont, 1962-1963.

Lectures in universities in Latin America (National Universities of Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Costa Rica, University of San Andrés, Bolivia, Central University of Venezuela, Javeriana University of Colombia, University of the Valley, Colombia), 1960-1964.

Participant in seminars sponsored by the U.S. Department of State in Caracas, Venezuela, 1965 and 1967, and Girardot, Colombia, 1965.

Director of Economics and Lecturer, Inter-American University of the Air (radio course in economics in Spanish), 1965-1966.

Lecturer in Economic Development, Economic Commission for Latin America, La Paz, Bolivia, 1960.

Visiting Professor of Economics, University of San Andrés, La Paz, Bolivia, 1960.

Lecturer in Economics, George Washington University, 1953-1955.

Occasional lecturer, Foreign Service Institute, Washington, D.C., 1958-64.

 

 

                              Books Published

 

Seeking Truth Together, Boulder, Colorado, Horizon Society Publications, 2000.

 

The Moral Economy, University of Michigan Press, 1998.

 

Centuries of Economic Endeavor: Parallel Paths in Japan and Europe and their Contrast with the Third World, University of Michigan Press, 1994.

 

The Peasant Betrayed: Agriculture and Land Reform in the Third World, with Richard Stock, revised edition by Cato Institute, Washington, D.C., 1990; original edition: Cambridge, Massachusetts, Lincoln Institue of Land Policy, 1987.

 

The Story of Land: A World History of Land Tenure and Agrarian Reform, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 1988.

 

Dialogue with Friends, Boulder, Colorado, Horizon Society Publications, 1988.

 

Facing Social Revolution: The Personal Journey of a Quaker Economist, Boulder, Colorado, Horizon Society Publications, 1987.

 

Holistic Economics and Social Protest, Pendle Hill Pamphlet, Pendle Hill, Wallingford, PA, 1983.

 

Threat to Development: Pitfalls of the New International Economic Order, with William Loehr, Boulder, CO, Westview Press, 1983.

 

The Economics of Development and Distribution, with William Loehr, New York, Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1981.

 

A Select Bibliography on Economic Development, with Annotations, Boulder, CO, Westview Press, 1979.

 

 Income Distribution, Poverty, and Economic Development, Co-editor, with William Loehr, Boulder, Colorado, Westview Press, 1977.

 

Development Plan, 1974/78, Government of Kenya,   Nairobi, Kenya, Government Printing Office, Co-author (government publication, not attributed), 1974.

 

Employment in Africa, Co-editor (with Philip Ndegwa), Geneva, International Labor Office, 1973.

 

Institutions of Economic Growth:  A Theory of Conflict Management in Developing Countries, Princeton, N.J., Princeton University Press, 1972.

 

Latin America:  Today’s Economic and Social Revolution,  McGraw-Hill, 1964, with editions in Spanish and Portuguese.

 

National Income and Flow of Funds Analysis, New York, McGraw-Hill, 1960, with edition in Spanish by Fondo de Cultura Económica, Mexico

 

Economic Accounting, McGraw-Hill, 1955, with edition in Spanish by Fondo de Cultura Económica, Mexico.

 

             Contributions to Books Edited by Others

 

“Basis for Reforms in Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America,” in di Marco, Luís Eugenio, ed., En la Búsqueda del Hombre, Córdoba, Argentina, Ediciones Ciec (Centro de Investigaciones Económicas de Córdoba), 1995.

 

“The State and the Peasant: Agricultural Policy on Trial,” in Dorn, James, and Schuler, Kurt, eds. The Revolution in Development Economics, 1995, Fairfax VA, George Mason University Press.

 

“Planning for Agrarian Reform,” volume III, part III, chapter 17, in Dahiya, Shri Bagwan Dahiya, ed., Theoretical Foundations of Development Planning, in five volumes, with introduction by Jan Tinbergen, New Delhi, Concept Publishing Co., 1991.

 

“Property in Chinese Development: Some Historical Comparisons,” Chapter 8 in Dorn, James A., and Wang Xi, Economic Reform in China: Problems and Prospects, Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1990. Edition in Chinese by Fudan University Press.

 

 “ ‘The Truth’ and ‘the truth:’ Communicating with the American Friends Service Committee,” in Fager, Chuck, ed., Quaker Service at the Crossroads, Falls Church, VA, Kimo Press, 1988.

 

“The Role of Private and International Agencies,” in John D.Montgomery, ed., The International Dimensions of Land Reform, Boulder CO, Westview Press, 1984.

 

“The Democratic Perquisites of Development,” with Grace Goodell, in Gastil, Raymond D., ed., Freedom in the World, 1982, Westport CT and London, The Greenwood Press, 1982.Translated into Spanish, appeared as “Los Prerequisitos Democráticos del Desarrollo,” in Douglas, William A., La Democracia en los Paises en Desarrollo, San José, Costa Rica, Libro Libre, 1985.

 

“Oil Prices and the World Balance of Payments,” in el Mallakh, Ragaei, ed., OPEC: Twenty Years and Beyond, Boulder, CO,Westview Press, 1981.

 

“Negociación y Comercio: Perspectiva Histórica,” in Ortíz, Etelberto; Rozo, Carlos; Poulson, Barry; and Osborn, T. Noel, in El Dilema de dos Naciones: Relaciones Económicas entre México y Estados Unidos, México, D.F. Mexico, Editorial Trillas, 1981.

 

“The Terms of Trade of Latin America (with special reference to Mexico),”  in Poulson, Barry, and Osborn, T. Noel, U.S.-Mexico Economic Relations, pp. 23-39, Boulder, Co, Westview Press, 1979.

 

“The International Lending Institutions,” in Sharp, Daniel A., (ed.), U.S. Foreign Policy and Peru, pp. 125-156, Institute of Latin American Studies, University of Texas Press, 1972.

 

“The International Politics of Latin American Economics,” in Luis Eugenio di Marco (ed.) International Economics and Development, pp. 429-445, Essays in Honor of Raúl Prebisch, New York, Academic Press, 1972; edition in Spanish by Ediciones Depalma, Buenos Aires, 1974.

 

“An Integrated Documentation System for Development Banking,” in John H. Adler (ed.), International Development, 1968, pp. 321-326, Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., Ocean Publications, Inc., 1969.

 

“Technology and Values in Latin America,” in Nicholas Rescher and Kurt Baier (eds.), Values and the Future, pp. 233-366, Macmillan, Free Press, 1969.

 

“Toward an Integrated Growth Model: The Case of Latin America,” in Cole Blasier (ed.), Constructive Change in Latin America, pp. 57-87, University of Pittsburgh Press, 1968.

 

                  Limited Distribution Reports

 

“Land Tenure and Economic Development: An Evaluation of the Land Tenure Center of the University of Wisconsin,” with John Montgomery and Edward Schuh, prepared for the Agency of International Development, Washington, D.C, 1983.

 

“The Lending Process of the Inter-American Development Bank,” consultant’s report to I.D.B., Washington, D.C., 1968.

 

“Fuentes y Organización de datos de ingreso nacional,” Centro de Estudios Monetarios Latinoamericanos, Mexico, 1965.

 

                            Articles Published

 

“Emweakenment and The Moral Economy,” in Quaker Life, March 1999.

 

“World Without Borders,” in Friends Bulletin, December 1998.

 

“Emweakenment and The Moral Economy,” in Friends Journal, December 1998.

 

 “The Brown Cushion,” in Friends Journal, May 1993.

 

“Seeking the Truth,” in Friends Journal, August 1991.

 

“Don’t Forgive Third World Debt,” in Outlook (Australia), vol. 11, no. 6, September 1989.

 

“Land Reform in the Third World: What Works and What Doesn’t,” monograph published by Heritage Foundation, Washington DC, 1989.

 

“State Trading, Price Controls, and Land Reform,” in Journal of Economic Growth, spring 1989.

 

“Civil Disobedience: When Do I Break the Law?” in Friends Journal, May 1989.

 

“Land Tenure and Land Reform: Past and Present,” in Land Use Policy, Butterworth Scientific Limited (London)., April 1987.

 

“Sanctuary,” in Friends Bulletin, May 1985.

 

“Prospects for Economic Development in Latin America,” in Latin American Research Review, vol. 20, no. 3, 1985.

 

“The Soviet Union, South Africa, and Us” (with Kenneth B. Powelson), in Friends Journal, November 1, 1984.

 

“How to Achieve Social Justice with Peace and No Champions” in Right Sharing News, Friends World Committee for Consultation, Philadelphia PA, vol. XI, no. 1, January/February 1984.

 

“Military Spending and the Economy,” in Friends Bulletin, vol. 52, no. 5, January 1984.

 

“Does Japan Speak to Africa?” (what the Japanese experience in economic development has to tell to Africa), in SAIS Review (School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University), January 1983.

 

“Agricultural Development and Agrarian Structures in Latin America,” in Cultures et Développement (University of Louvain, Belgium), 1982.

 

“The Role of Technology: An Analysis” (with William Loehr), in Economic Impact, 1982, no. 4.

 

“El Salvador and Quaker Credibility,” in Friends Journal, pp. 7-10, August 1-15, 1981.

 

“Friends’ Affluence and the Third World,” in Friends Journal, pp. 11-13, March 15, 1981.

 

“Feeling Comfortable,” in Friends Journal, p. 17, May 15, 1980.

 

“Green Revolution in the Philippines” (with Raquelito Pastores), in Cultures et Développement (University of Louvain, Belgium), XI-4, pp. 671-674, 1979.

 

“Planning from Below with an Intermediate Technology Model,” in Cultures et Développement, Vol. XI, No. 3, pp. 465-477, 1979.

 

“An Accounting Analysis of Rural Business in Kenya,” with William Loehr, in Industry and Development, No. 4, United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Vienna, pp. 30-50, United Nations, New York, 1979.

 

“The LDCs and the Terms of Trade,” in Economic Impact, No. 22, pp. 33-37, 1978.

 

“In Third World Nations, Gap Between Rich and Poor Widens,” in Odyssey International, January 1978.

 

“The Balance Sheet on Multinational Corporations,” in Cultures et Développement, Vol. IX, No. 3, pp. 413-432, 1977.

 

“The Oil-Price Increase:  Impacts on Industrialized and Less-Developed Countries,” in Journal of Energy and Development, pp. 10-25, Autumn 1977.

 

“Manuel and Tom,” in Friends Bulletin, pp. 88-89, April 1977.

 

“Values and Membership,” in Friends Bulletin, pp. 71-72, March 1977.

 

“The Strange Persistence of the Terms of Trade,” in Inter-American Economic Affairs, pp. 17-28, Spring 1977.

 

“Income Distribution within Developing Countries,” in Cultures et Développement, Vol. VIII, No. 1, pp. 119-136, 1976.

 

“When Would I Kill?,” in Friends Bulletin, pp. 21-22, Oct. 1976.

 

“The Decline of Commitment,” in Friends Bulletin, pp.105-106, May 1976.

 

“China, Freedom, and Friends,” in Friends Bulletin, March, 1976, pp. 88-89.

 

Commentary published in American Friends Service Committee, The United States and Latin America Today:  A Critical Examination of U.S. Economic and Military Presence in Latin America, pp. 33-35, Philadelphia, PA., 1976.

 

“The Inverse Arrogance of Friends,” in Friends Bulletin, September, 1975, with continuation in October, 1975.

 

“Friends and Crises of Conscience,” in Friends Journal, pp. 107-108. February 15, 1976.

 

“Why are the Poor so Poor, in Less Developed Countries?” Human Organization, Vol. 34, No. 1, Spring, pp. 101-104, 1975.

 

“Population Growth and Unemployment in Africa,” in Cultures et Développement, Vol. VII, No. 1, pp. 85-94, 1975.

 

“What Went Wrong in Chile,” in Cultures et Développement, Vol. VI, No. 3, pp. 483-500, 1974.

 

A Reply to Frederic Debuyst, A Propos of “What Went Wrong in Chile,” in Cultures et Développement, Vol. VII, No. 2, 1975.

 

“El radicalismo estudiantil en las Américas,” in Problemas Internacionales, January-April, 1972.

 

“Regional Banking in the Americas,”  with Suzanne W. Gardner, in Inter-American Economic Affairs, Summer, 1970.

 

“The Terms of Trade Again,” in Inter-American Economic Affairs, Spring, 1970.

 

“Inflation,” in Denver Post, February 15, 1970.

 

“Revolutionary Students in Latin America,” in Maryknoll, July 1969.

 

“Los Principios Universales del Desarrollo Económico,” in Revista de Economía y Ciencias Sociales, Central University of Venezuela, April 1969.

 

“How the Latin American Left Views the United States,” in Christian Science Monitor, July 25, 1968.

 

“The Other Gap,” An Occasional Paper of the Experiment Press, Putney, Vermont, 1967; reprinted in Memo, U.S. National Commission for UNESCO, May 1968.

 

“National Income Estimates in Latin America,” in The International Journal of Accounting, Fall, 1967.

 

Imperialismo, pamphlet published by the United States Information Agency, 1966.

 

“They Saw and Were Broadened,” in Friends Journal, June 15, 1966.

 

“Rural and Urban Development in Latin America,” with Anatol Solow, in The Annals of the Academy of Political and Social Science, July 1965.

 

“Los Problemas Cruciales del Desarrollo Económico,” lecture published by the United States Information Service, Bogotá, Colombia, May 1965.

 

“La Planificación,” Memoria de un Simposio:  El Ingeniero ante la Ciencia y la Tecnología Contemporaneas, Colegio de Ingenieros de Venezuela, Caracas, March 21-28, 1965.

 

“How to Learn French with the Experiment,” The Experiment in International Living, Putney, Vermont, 1965.

 

“The Land Grabbers of Cali,” in The Reporter, January, 1964.

 

La Fuga de Capital en Venezuela, 1961-62,” in Trimestre Económico, January 1964.

 

“Planeamiento para el desarrollo económico,” in Revista de la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas, Universidad Mayor de San Simón, Cochabamba, Bolivia, June 1964.

 

“La Inflación y el Desarrollo Económico,” in Revista de la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas, Universidad de San Simón, Cochabamba, Bolivia, April 1963.

 

“Las Condiciones para el Desarrollo Económico,” in Revista de la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas, Universidad de San Simón, Cochabamba, Bolivia, April 1963.

 

“Materias Primas, Monopolios, y Desarrollo Económico,” in Revista de la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas, Universidad de San Simón, Cochabamba, Bolivia, April 1963.

 

“Los Estados Unidos Miran a los Paises poco Desarrollados,” in Revista de la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas, Universidad de San Simón, Cochabamba, Bolivia, April 1961.

 

“The Planned Economy and Private Enterprise,” in International Development Review, March 1962.

 

“Dear Carlos -- an Open Letter to a Latin American Student,” in SAIS Review, School of Advanced International Studies (Johns Hopkins University), Autumn 1961.

 

A Survey of Economic Accounting, American Accounting Association, 1958.

 

“Economic Accounting in the United States,” in Journal of Accountancy, June 1958.

 

“Social Accounting,” in American Accounting Review, October 1955.

 

                          Book Reviews

 

Devlin, Rose Anne and Grafton, R. Quention, Economic Rights and Environmental Wrongs: Prioperty Rights for the Common Good, Cheltenham, United Kingdom, Edward Elgar, 1998, in The Journal of Energy and Development, Autumn, 1998.

 

Kirkpatrick, Colin, and Lee, Norman, eds., Sustainable Development in a Developing World: Integrating Socio-Economic Appraisal and Environmental Assessment, Cheltenham, United Kingdom, Edward Elgar, 1998, in The Journal of Energy and Development, Autumn, 1998.

 

Lal, Deepak, Unintended Consequences: The Impact of Fractor Endowments, Culture, and Politics on Long-Run Economic Performance, Cambridge, MA, The MIT Press, 1998, in The Independent Review, vol. 4, no. 4, spring 2000.

 

Sirolli, Ernest, Ripples from the Zambezi: Passion, Entrepreneurship, and the Rebirth of Local Economies, Gabriola Island, British Columbia, Canada and Stony Creek, CT, USA, New Society Publishers, 1999: Forthcoming (as of October 1999) in Quaker Life.

 

Rist, Gilbert, The History of Development from Western Origins to Global Faith, London and New York, Zed Books, translated from the French by Patrick Camiller, 1997. Forthcoming (as of October 1999) in Journal of Energy and Development.

 

Kofas, Jon V., Foreign Debt and Underdevelopment: U. S.-Peru Economic Relations, 1930-1970, New York, University Press of America, in The Journal of Developing Areas, vol. 32, no. 2, winter 1998.

 

Devlin, Rose Anne, and Grafton, R. Quentin, Economic Rights and Environmental Wrongs: Property Rights for the Common Good, Cheltenham, UK, Edward Elgar, and Kirkpatrick, Colin, and Lee, Norman, Sustainable Development in a Developing World: Integrating Soci-economic Appraisal and Environmental Assessment, Cheltenham, UK, Edward Elgar, combined review in Journal of Energy and Development, August 1998.

 

Hanson, Jim, The Next Cold War: Alternatives for the Twenty-First Century, Westport CT: Praeger 1996, in Peace and Change, April 1998.

 

Anderson, J.L., Exploring Long-Term Economic Change, New Studies in Economic and Social History, New York, Cambridge University Press, 1995, in The Journal of Asian Studies, vol. 56:1, February 1997.

 

Brock, Peter, ed., Records of Conscience, York, England, William Sessions 1993, and Moore, Howard W., Plowing my Own Furrow, Syracuse University Press, 1993, in Peace and Change, vol.19, no. 3, July 1994.

 

Adam Rose, Brandt Stevens, and Gregg Davis, Natural Resource Policy and Income Distribution, Baltimore, The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1988, in The Journal of Energy and Development, Spring 1989.

 

William J. Baumol, Superfairness: Applications and Theory, in Journal of Energy and Development, 1987.

 

Phil O’Keefe, Paul Raskin, and Steve Bernow (eds)., Energy and Development in Kenya: Opportunities and Constraints, in Cultures et Développement (University of Louvain, Belgium), January 1987.

 

Alan W. Evans, Urban Economics: An Introduction, in Cities: The International Quarterly on Urban Policy, vol. 3, no. 3, August 1986.

 

Carlos F. Diaz-Alejandro and Gerald Helleiner, Handmaiden in Distress: World Trade in the 1980s, Ottowa, North-South Institute, Overseas Development Council, 1982, in Cultures et Développement, Vol. XV, 1, 1983.

 

Steven W. Langdon, Multinational Corporations in the Economy of Kenya, in Journal of Energy and Development, vol. 8, no. 2, spring 1983.

 

Bettina S. Hurni, The Lending Policies of the World Bank, in Journal of Economic Literature, March 1981.

 

R.A. Obudho and D.R.F. Taylor, eds., The Spatial Structure of Development: A Study of Kenya, in Africa Today, vol. 28, no. 3, 3rd Quarter, 1981.

 

Arne Bigsten, Regional Inequality and Development: A Case Study, in Africa Today, vol. 28, no. 3, 3rd Quarter, 1981.

 

Noel V. Lateef, Crisis in the Sahel: A Case Study in Development Cooperation, in Cultures et Développement, vol. III, nos.1-2, 1981.

 

Krishna Kumer, Transnational Enterprises: Their Impact on Third World Societies and Cultures, in Cultures et Développement, vol. III, nos. 1-2, 1981.

 

Marta Cehelsky, Land Reform in Brazil, in Cultures et Développement.

 

Colegio de México, Foro Internacional, in Journal of Energy and Development, Spring 1980.

 

International Labor Office, Employment, Growth, and Basic Needs: A One-World Problem, in Cultures et Développement.

 

Russell King, Land Reform:  A World Survey, in Cultures et Développement, Vol. X, No. 3, 1978.

 

W. Arthur Lewis, The Evolution of the International Economic Order, in Cultures et Développement, Vol. X, No. 3, 1978.

 

Frances Stewart, Technology and Underdevelopment, in Cultures et Développement.

 

UNESCO, The use of Socio-Economic Indicators in Development Planning, Journal of Economic Literature, December 1977.

 

Adda B. Bozeman, Conflict in Africa: Concepts and Realities, in The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Jan. 1977.

 

Richard Harris, ed.,  The Political Economy of Africa, in The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Jan. 1977.

 

United Nations, Towards a System of Social and Demographic Statistics, in Journal of Economic Literature, December 1976.

 

Kwang Sung Kim and Michael Roemer, Growth and Structural Transformation, Studies in the Modernization of the Republic of Korea, 1974-75, in Cultures et Développement,.

 

George L. Beckford, Persistent Poverty:  Underdevelopment in Plantation Economies of the New World, in Cultures et Développement, Vol. VII, No. 1, 1975.

 

Edward S. Shaw, Financial Deepening in Economic Development, in Afica Today, April-June 1975.

 

Hollis Chenery and others, Redistribution with Growth, in Cultures et Développement, Vol. VII, No. 1, 1975.

 

Richard Sandbrook, Proletarians and African Capitalism:  The Kenyan Case, 1960-72, in The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, November, 1975.

 

Irma Adelman and Cynthia Taft Morris, Economic Growth and Social Equity in Developing Countries, in Cultures et Développement, Vol. VI, No. 4, 1974.

 

Solon Barraclough, Agrarian Structure in Latin America, in Cultures et Développement, Vol. VI, No. 3, 1974.

 

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                         Public Service

                     (current service only)

 

Member of National Advisory Council, World Learning (Brattleboro VT)

Member of International Advisory Council, International Institute

            for Rural Reconstruction (Silang, Philippines)

Member, Board of Advisory Editors, Energy and Development.

 

                        Awards and Grants

 

Adam Averell Ross Prize for best master’s thesis in accounting, M.B.A. program, Wharton School of Finance and Commerce, University of Pennsylvania, 1942.

Grant from Lilly Foundation, to study small businesses in Kenya, 1977. Resulted in “An Accounting Analysis of Rural Businesses in Kenya” (UNIDO 1979, with William Loehr; see above).

Faculty Fellowship from University of Colorado, 1981-82, to start writing The Story of Land (see Books, above).

Lincoln Fellow, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, $15,000, 1981-1986, to write The Story of Land.

Grant from Scaife Families Charitable Trust, $37,000, summer of 1983, to begin The Peasant Betrayed (see Books, above); covered salary for self and co-author, and expenses.

Grant from Earhart Foundation, $8,800, summer of 1984, to continue work on The Peasant Betrayed.

Grant from Earhart Foundation, $5,000, summer of 1986, to continue work on The Story of Land and Centuries of Economic Endeavor.

Grant from Wilbur Foundation, $6,000, academic year 1986-87, and $3,000, academic year 1988-89, to continue work on The Story of Land and Centuries of Economic Endeavor.

 

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Who’s Who in America (1960 until retirement, 1991)

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American Men of Science

Men of Achievement

Who’s Who in American Education

Two Thousand Men of Achievement

Directory of British and American Writers

The Writers Directory

International Authors and Writers’ Who’s Who

Personalities of America

 

 

                      Personal Information

 

Born:  New York City, September 3, 1920. Citizenship: USA.

Married to Alice Roberts Powelson, five children, Cynthia 1955 (deceased 1992); Judith 1956; Kenneth 1962; Carolyn 1964; Lawrence 1966.

Home Address:4875 Sioux Drive #001,  Boulder CO 80303,

Telephone (720) 304-7175; FAX (303) 492-8960.

Internet email: powelsoj@spot.colorado.edu

Office Address: Department of Economics, Campus Box 256,

            University of Colorado, Boulder CO 80309 (but working office is at home).

Fluent in English, French, and Spanish, less so in German and Swahili.