A Tribute to Peter Bauer

112 Pages Posted: 13 Mar 2005

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John Blundell

IEA, Institute of Economic Affairs, U.K.

James M. Buchanan

George Mason University - Center for Study of Public Choice

Meghnad Desai

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)

James A. Dorn

Cato Institute

Ralph Harris

Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) - UK

Deepak Lal

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics; University College London

Victoria Curzon-Price

University of Geneva

Razeen Sally

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)

Parth J. Shah

Centre for Civil Society; Indian School of Public Policy

Alan Walters

AIG International, Inc.

Basil Yamey

Independent

Abstract

Peter Bauer (Lord Bauer) was an economist of considerable influence, particularly on the prevailing wisdom about the value of foreign aid ('government-to-government transfers', as he preferred to call it). Shortly before his death in May 2002, he received the prestigious first award of the Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty from the Cato Institute in Washington DC.

This volume begins with a transcript of a conversation with Lord Bauer in which he speaks about his career, his interactions with other economists and his contributions to economic analysis. Following that, there is a speech by John Blundell, made at the Friedman Prize award ceremony which came just after Lord Bauer's death.

The final section contains ten tributes to Lord Bauer, written by distinguished economists who knew him well, who appreciated his influence and who saw his work from different perspectives. They provide an appraisal of the life and work of a great economist who fundamentally affected the analysis of economic development.

Keywords: Peter Bauer, foreign aid, Friedman Prize, development economics, global poverty, classical economic thought

JEL Classification: F1, F10, F34, F35, B25, O1, O11

Suggested Citation

Blundell, John and Buchanan, James M. and Desai, Meghnad and Dorn, James A. and Harris, Ralph and Lal, Deepak K. and Curzon-Price, Victoria and Sally, Razeen and Shah, Parth J. and Walters, Alan and Yamey, Basil, A Tribute to Peter Bauer. IEA Occasional Paper No. 128, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=676647 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.676647

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Alan Walters

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Basil Yamey

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