Raffer, Kunibert 1951-

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RAFFER, Kunibert 1951-


Born August 8, 1951, in Bleiburg, Austria; son of Kunibert (a civil servant) and Hermine (Grasser) Raffer; married Charlotte Mahrer (a teacher), July 4, 1981. Education: University of Vienna, LL.D., 1974, Ph.D., 1978. Hobbies and other interests: Travel, sports, gourmet cooking.


Office—Department of Economics, University of Vienna, Hohenstaufengasse 9, A-1010 Vienna, Austria; fax: 43-1-4277-9374. E-mail—[email protected].


University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, teacher of law, economics, and social sciences, 1976—, in charge of political economic of development, 1986—. Diplomatic Academy, Vienna, lecturer, 1977-78; University of Klagenfurt, lecturer, between 1982 and 1989, visiting professor, 1986-89; Technical University of Vienna, lecturer, 1983-93; Institute of European Studies, lecturer, 1983, 1985; Webster University, lecturer, 1988; University of Sussex, visiting fellow at Institute of Development Studies, 1989; University of Birmingham, honorary research fellow in commerce, 1990-92; University of Innsbruck, visiting professor, 2002-03. Austrian Central Statistical Office, member of advisory council on energy statistics, 1982—, and advisory council on development aid, 1987-96; Austrian North-South Institute for Development Cooperation, member of advisory board, 1991—, chair, 1991-99; New Economics Foundation, London, England, senior associate, 2002—; appeared as expert before Austrian Parliament, German Parliament, European Parliament, and British and Swiss government agencies, as well as appearances in Argentina and Uruguay; consultant to agencies of the United Nations.


International Law Association, European Economic Association (founding member), Austrian Information Service on Development Policy (founding member), Association of Development Researchers in Austria (founding member), Development Studies Association, American Economic Association.


Fulbright scholar, 1978.


Unequal Exchange and the Evolution of the World System: Reconsidering the Impact of Trade on North-South Relations, St. Martin's Press (New York, NY), 1987.

(With H. W. Singer) The Foreign Aid Business: Economic Assistance and Development Cooperation, Edward Elgar Publishing (Northampton, MA), 1996.

(With H. W. Singer) The Economic North-South Divide: Six Decades of Unequal Development, Edward Elgar Publishing (Northampton, MA), 2001.


Probleme des Nord-Süd Verhältnesses (title means "Problems of North-South Relations"), Edition ÖH (Vienna, Austria), 1979.

(With M. Kopeinig) Aktuelle Beiträge zur Entwicklungspolitik (title means "Topical Issues of Development Policy"), ÖIE-Verlag (Vienna, Austria), 1980.

(With S. Kux) Umwelt und Wirtschaft (title means "Environment and Economy"), Österreichisches Bundesinstitut für Gseundheitswesen (Vienna, Austria), 1983.

(With D. Braunstein) Technologie, Bildung, und Abhängigkeit—Die kulterelle Dependenz der Entwicklugsländer (title means "Technology, Education, and Dependence: The Cultural Dependence of Developing Countries"), Verlag für Gesellschaftskritik (Vienna, Austria), 1983.

(With F. Kolland, O. Höll, W. Holaday, and others) Dritte Welt in Forschung und Politik (title means "The Third World in Research and Politics"), HTU-Verlag (Vienna, Austria), 1984.

(With M. A. Mohamed Salih) The Last Developed and the Oil-Rich Arab Countries: Dependence, Interdependence, or Patronage?, St. Martin's Press (New York, NY), 1992.

(With S. M. Murshed) Trade, Transfers, and Development: Problems and Prospects for the Twenty-first Century, Edward Elgar Publishing (Northampton, MA), 1993.

Contributor to books, including Market Forces and World Development, edited by Reneée Prendergast and Frances Stewart, St. Martin's Press (New York, NY), 1994; Challenging the Orthodoxies, edited by Richard Auty and John Toye, Macmillan (London, England), 1996; Questioning Development: Essays in the Theory, Policies, and Practice of Development Interventions, edited by G. Köhler, C. Gore, and others, Metropolis (Marburg, Germany), 1996; Global Capitalism, Liberation Theology, and the Social Sciences, edited by Andreas Müller, Arno Tausch, and Paul M. Zulehner, Nova Science Publications (Huntington, NY), 2000; and John Hicks: His Contributions to EconomicTheory and Application, edited by K. Puttaswamaiah, Transaction Publishers (New Brunswick, NJ), 2001. Contributor of numerous articles and reviews to academic journals, including Economics, World Development, and Development and Peace.

Book review editor, Zagreb International Review of Economics and Business; member of editorial office and special issue editor, Journal für Entwicklungspolitik; member of editorial board, Scandinavian Journal of Development Alternatives and Ekonomska Misao i Praxsa (Croatia).


Writing entries and serving as member of editorial board for International Encyclopedia of Public Policy, edited by Phillip O'Hara.



Journal of Development Studies, June, 1998, Mark McGillivray, review of The Foreign Aid Business: Economic Assistance and Development Cooperation, p. 162.


Kunibert Raffer Home Page,http://mailbox.univie.ac.at/~rafferk5/ (March 3, 2004).