Erik S. Reinert

Professor Erik S. Reinert BA (University of St. Gallen) MA (Harvard) PhD (Cornell) is Professor of Technology Governance and Development Strategies. He is a former entrepreneur and since 2000 has served as the Executive Chairman of The Other Canon Foundation, a small center and network for heterodox economics research. Professor Reinert’s research interests and publications focus around the theory of uneven development and the history of economic thought and policy. His book How Rich Countries Got Rich … and Why Poor Countries Stay Poor won the Myrdal Prize in economics and the Norwegian Selvaag Prize, both in 2008. As a consultant, Professor Reinert’s emphasis is on industrial and economic policy, the preconditions and management of innovations, and the relations between financial and production capital. Professor Reinert is one of the best-known heterodox economists of our times.