Gustav Ranis '52

Frank Altschul Professor Emeritus of International Economics, Economic Growth Center, Yale University
Elected 1968
Emeritus 1993

Gustav Ranis is the Frank Altschul Professor Emeritus of International Economics at Yale University. He is the author of more than 20 books and 300 articles on theoretical and policy-related issues of development.

Previously, Ranis was a Carnegie Scholar from 2004 to 2006; a member of the board of trustees for the Civic Education Project from 1998 to 2002; a distinguished visiting professor at Osaka Gakuin University in Osaka, Japan during the summer of 1995; a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin from 1993 to 1994; the personal economic advisor to the President of Ghana in 1980; an organizer for the National Academy of Sciences and ICSU-sponsored U.S. Bicentennial Symposium on The Role of Science and Technology in Development in 1976; a distinguished visitor for the National Academy of Sciences/Committee on Scholarly Communications with the PRC in 1985; the director of Yale’s Economic Growth Center from 1967 to 1975 and from 1992 to 1993; a visiting professor for Ford Foundation in Mexico from 1971 to 1972 and in Colombia from 1976 to 1977; a member of the Council on Foreign Relations,the chief of mission for ILO Comprehensive Employment Strategy Mission to the Philippines, in 1973; the assistant administrator for Program & Policy: AID, Department of State from 1965 to 1967; the director of the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics from 1959 to 1961; an economist for the Ford Foundation from 1957 to 1959; and the Social Science Research Council Fellow of Japan from 1955 to 1956.

He has also been a consultant for UNDP, FAO, ILO, World Bank, IDB, ADB, Brookings Institution, Pearson Commission, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, and AID.

Ranis received his A.B. at Brandeis University and his M.A. and Ph.D. at Yale University. He was awarded an L.H.D. from Brandeis in 1982.