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  Surendra J. Patel  
   
 
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Surendra J. Patel (1923-2006) was one of India's most distinguished economists. In his rich and varied career, he was senior advisor at the World Institute of Development Economics Research (WIDER) and visiting Professor at the Institute of Development Studies. He joined the United Nations in 1950 and retired in 1984 as the director of UNCTAD's Technology Division. He was born and educated in India and is the author of several books and scholarly articles focusing on development issues.

 

 
   
 
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