Louis Emmerij received his doctoral degree in international economics from Columbia University in 1961 after spending four years at the University of Paris followed by one year at The Johns Hopkins University.


Louis Emmerij
Project Co-director, United Nations Intellectual History Project
Ralph Bunch Institute for International Studies
The Graduate Center, The City University of New York
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Email: emmerij@netzero.net

In 1961-62 he was with the Institut d'Etudes Economiques et Sociales at the University of Paris, before joining the Directorate for Scientific Affairs of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Between 1970 and 1976 he was Director of the World Employment Programme of the International Labour Organization (ILO). From 1976 to 1985 he was Rector of the Institute of Social Studies at The Hague and Professor of Development Economics. In January 1986 he returned to Paris as President of the OECD Development Center, until December 1992. In January 1993 he went to Washington DC to take up the position of Special Advisor to the President of the Inter-American Development Bank, until February 1999. Since May 1999 he has been a Senior Research Fellow at the Graduate Center, City University of New York and Co-Director (with Richard Jolly and Tom Weiss) of the United Nations Intellectual History Project.

In 1985 he received an Honorary Doctorate in Economics from the State University of Ghent. He has published more than 130 articles in the fields of the economics of education, labour market questions, economic and social policy, and development studies. Among his more recent books are Development Policies and the Crisis of the 1980's, OECD, Paris, 1987; One World or Several, OECD, Paris, 1989; Science, Technology and Science Education in the Development of the South (with Abdus Salam), Trieste, 1989; Financial Flows to Latin America (with Enrique Iglesias), OECD, Paris, 1991; Nord-Sud: La Grenade Degoupillee, Edition First, Paris, 1992; Limits to Competition (co-author), The MIT Press, 1995; Economic and Social Development into the XXI Century, The Johns Hopkins University Press, for the IADB, 1997. Ahead of the Curve? UN Ideas and Global Challenges (with Richard Jolly and Tom Weiss), Indiana University Press, 2001. UN Contributions to Development Thinking and Practice (with Richard Jolly, Dharam Ghai and Frederic Lapeyre), Indiana University Press, 2004. UN Voices: The Struggle for Economic Development and Social Justice (with Tom Weiss, Tatiana Carayannis and Richard Jolly), Indiana University Press, 2005. The Power of UN Ideas: Lessons from the First 60 Years (with Richard Jolly and Tom Weiss), United Nations Intellectual History Project, 2005.

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