Hans Singer

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.

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... Singer was born in Elberfeld, Germany in 1910 ... A German Jew, Singer had intended to become a medical doctor before being inspired to study economics after attending a series of lectures by prominent economists Joseph Schumpeter and Arthur ... Singer fled the rise of Adolf Hitler in 1933, arriving in the United Kingdom as a refugee ...

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