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Hollis B.

Chenery
Born 6 J anuary 1918
Richmond, Virginia,
United States
Died 1 September 1994 (aged 76)
Santa Fe, New Mexico,
United States
Cause of death Parkinson's disease
Residence Santa Fe, New Mexico
Education University of Oklahoma
University of Arizona
California Institute of Technology
University of Virginia
Harvard University
Spouse(s) 1) Louise Seamster
2) Mary Montgomery
Children Two daughters
Parents Christopher Chenery & Helen Bates
Relatives Siblings: Margaret, Penny
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hollis Burnley Chenery (J anuary 6, 1918 September
1, 1994) was an American economist well known for his
pioneering contribution in the field of development
economics.
1 Early life
2 Career
3 Horse racing fame
4 Selected works
5 References
Chenery was born in Richmond, son of Christopher
Chenery, a businessman and horseman. He was educated
in Virginia, Pelham Manor, New York and at the
universities of Arizona and Oklahoma. He served in the
United States Army Air Forces in World War II. After
the war he earned Master degrees from California Institute of Technology and the University of Virginia and a
Ph.D. from Harvard University (awarded 1950).
He worked as a professor of economics at Stanford from 1952 to 1961, as a Guggenheim fellow in 1961 and
joined the United States Agency for International Development in 1961, and rose to become an assistant
administrator. In 1965 he became a professor of economics at Harvard. He worked as the World Bank's vice
president for development policy from 1972 through to 1982.
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Chenery's work was wide ranging but might be summarised as involving the analysis of patterns of
development, the use of a two-gap model and multi-sectoral analysis.
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After his father died in J anuary 1973, his sister Penny Chenery raced Secretariat on behalf of the family.
Secretariat became the first horse in 25 years to win the American Triple Crown, with record-setting victories in
the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes. After Secretariat's victory in the Belmont Stakes,
Hollis Chenery led the horse down the walkway to the winner's circle as cameras took pictures and the crowd
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gave a standing ovation. He was played by Dylan Baker in the 2010 film Secretariat.
His major works include:
Chenery, Hollis. (1952). Overcapacity and the acceleration principle., Econometrica
Chenery, Hollis; Clark, P. (1959). Interindustry economics.
Chenery, Hollis. (1960). Patterns of industrial growth., American Economic Review
Chenery, Hollis. (1961). Comparative advantage and development policy., American Economic Review
Chenery, Hollis; Strout, A. (1966). Foreign assistance and economic development., American Economic
Review
Chenery, Hollis; et al. (1971). Studies in development planning.
Chenery, Hollis; et al. (1974). Redistibution with growth: an approach to policy.
Chenery, Hollis; Syrquin, R. (1975). Patterns of development, 19501970.
Chenery, Hollis. (1975). A structuralist approach to development policy, 1975., American Economic
Review
Chenery, Hollis. (1979). Structural change and development policy.
Chenery, Hollis. (1983). Interaction between theory and observation, world development.
[3]
Chenery, Hollis; Srinivasan, T.N. (1988). Handbook of development economics 1. Amsterdam New York
New York, N.Y., U.S.A: North-Holland Sole distributors for the U.S.A. and Canada, Elsevier Science
Pub. Co. ISBN 9780444703378.
Chenery, Hollis; Srinivasan, T.N. (1988). Handbook of development economics 2. Amsterdam New York
New York, N.Y., U.S.A: North-Holland Sole distributors for the U.S.A. and Canada, Elsevier Science
Pub. Co. ISBN 9780444703385.
^ Page, Eric (September 5, 1994), "Obituary Hollis B. Chenery Dies at 77; Economist for the World Bank"
(http://www.nytimes.com/1994/09/05/obituaries/hollis-b-chenery-dies-at-77-economist-for-the-world-bank.html),
New York Times
1.
^ Syrquin, M., Taylor, T. and Larry E. Westphal (Eds) (1984) Economic Structure and Performance: Essays in Honor
of Hollis B. Chenery, Academic Press
2.
^ History of Economic Thought Website (http://cepa.newschool.edu/het/) 3.
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Categories: Development economists Guggenheim Fellows American military personnel of World War II
University of Arizona alumni University of Oklahoma alumni Harvard University alumni
California Institute of Technology alumni University of Virginia alumni
Stanford University Department of Economics faculty Harvard University faculty 1918 births
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