Gerald K. Helleiner

Gerald K. Helleiner

Fellow: Awarded 1971
Field of Study: Economics

Competition: US & Canada

University of Toronto

Gerald Helleiner is Professor Emeritus, Department of Economics, Distinguished Research Fellow, Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto. He has held posts at Yale University, the University of Ibadan, the University of Dar es Salaam, the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex, the World Institute for Development Economics Research, and Oxford University.  He has written widely on trade, finance, and development.  From 1991 to 1999, in addition to his academic position he served as Reseach Director of the Group of 24 (the developing countries’ caucus at the IMF and World Bank).  He has been chairman of the boards of the North-South Institute (Ottawa) and the International Food Policy  Research Institute (IFPRI) (Washington); member of the board and executive committee of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC); the executive board of the African Capacity-Building Foundation (ACBF);  the Programme Advisory Committee of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC); and the UN Committee on Development Planning (CDP).  He is currently Chairman Emeritus of the board of International Lawyers and Economists Against Poverty (ILEAP).  He has received three honorary degrees, and is both an Officer of the Order of Canada and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. 

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