Hoselitz, Berthold Frank

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HOSELITZ, BERTHOLD FRANK (1913–1995), economist. Born in Vienna, Hoselitz received his doctor of law degree from the University of Vienna in 1936. He emigrated to the U.S. in 1939, where he received his master's degree in economics from the University of Chicago (1946). He taught for a year at Manchester College in Indiana, served as a resident research associate at Yale, joined the University of Chicago faculty in 1945, and in 1953 was appointed full professor.

Hoselitz's major fields of interest were economic history and development. In 1952 he founded the journal Economic Development and Cultural Change, which pioneered interdisciplinary research on the new nations that were being formed after World War ii. He served as its editor until 1985. He was a member of the U.S. Technical Assistance Mission to El Salvador (1952); consultant to the United Nations and unesco (1953–54); and adviser to the government of India on the Delhi Master Plan (1957–58). In 1978 he became Professor Emeritus in Economics at the University of Chicago.

He was editor of The Progress of Underdeveloped Areas (1952), Theories of Economic Growth (1961), and Economics and the Idea of Mankind (1965). His publications include Economics of Military Occupation (with H. Bloch, 1944), A Reader's Guide to the Social Sciences (1959), Sociological Aspects of Economic Growth (1960), Industrialization and Society (1966), and Principles of Economics (with C. Menger and J. Dingwall, 1981).

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Ruth Beloff (2nd ed.)]