Heinz Wolfgang Arndt - Emeritus Professor, economist
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|Title:||Heinz Wolfgang Arndt - Emeritus Professor, economist|
|Author(s):||Arndt, Heinz Wolfgang|
|Keywords:||Heinz Wolfgang Arndt|
|Publisher:||The Australian National University, Emeritus Faculty Inc.|
Professor Heinz Arndt was born in Germany in 1915 and was educated in German schools, Oxford University and the London School of Economics. He was appointed as a research assistant at the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London in 1941 and then took up his first academic appointment at Manchester University in 1943. In 1946 Professor Arndt was offered the position of senior lecturer in economics at Sydney University. He then became the foundation professor in economics at the Canberra University College in 1951. By 1963 Professor Arndt's interest in development economics led him to accept a chair in the Department of Economics, Research School of Pacific Studies. He was Professor and Head of the Department of Economics until his retirement in 1980. After retirement he was awarded the title of Emeritus Professor and offered a Visiting Fellowship in the Development Studies Centre (later called the National Centre for Development Studies). Professor Arndt also worked as a consultant to various United Nations organisations.
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