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Andre Gunder Frank February 24, — April 23, was a German-American economic historian and sociologist who promoted dependency theory after and world-systems theory after He employed some Marxian concepts on political economybut rejected Marx ‘s stages of historyand economic history generally. Frank was born in Germany to Jewish [1] parents, andee writer Leonhard Frank and his second wife Elena Maqenne Penswehr, but his family fled the country when Adolf Hitler was appointed Chancellor.

Frank received schooling in several places in Switzerlandwhere his family settled, until they emigrated to the United States in Frank’s undergraduate vrank were at Swarthmore College. He earned his Ph. His doctorate was a study of Soviet agriculture entitled Growth and Productivity in Ukrainian Agriculture from to Ironically, his dissertation supervisor was Milton Friedmana man whose laissez faire approach to economics Frank would later harshly criticize.

Throughout the s and early s Frank taught at American universities. In he moved to Latin Americainaugurating a remarkable period of travel that confirmed his peripatetic tendencies.

His most notable work during this ansre was his stint as Professor of Sociology and Economics at undderdevelopment University of Chilewhere he was involved in reforms under the government of Salvador Allende. From until his retirement in he was professor in developmental economy at the University of Amsterdam. He was married to Marta Fuenteswith whom he wrote several studies about social movements, and with Marta he had two sons.

Marta died in Amsterdam in June His second wife was sociologist Nancy Howell, a friend for forty years: Frank died in of rfank related to his cancer while under the care of his third wife, Alison Candela. During his career, Frank taught and did research in departments of anthropology, economics, geography, history, international relations, political science, and sociology. He gave countless lectures and seminars at dozens of universities and other institutions all around the world in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German and Unerdevelopment.


Frank wrote widely on the economic, social and political history and contemporary development of the world system, the industrially developed countries, and especially of the Third World and Latin America.

He produced over 1, publications in 30 languages. His last major article, “East and West”, appeared in the volume: His work underdevelipment the s focused on world history.

He returned to his analysis of global political economy in the new millennium inspired by a lecture he gave at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga SSE Riga. Frank was a prolific author, writing 40 underdevellpment. He published widely on political economy, economic history, international relations, historical sociology, and world history.

Perhaps his most notable work is Capitalism and Underdevelopment in Latin America. Published init was one of the formative texts in dependency theory. In his later career he produced works such as ReOrient: Five Hundred Years or Five Thousand. Frank’s theories center on the idea that a nation’s economic strength, largely determined by historical circumstances—especially geography—dictates its global power.

Underdevelopmenf is also well known for suggesting that purely export oriented solutions to development create imbalances detrimental to poor countries.

Frank has made significant contributions to the world-systems theory which, according to him, frahk be rather called the World System one. He has argued that a World System was formed no later than in the 4th millennium BC ; his argument contrasts sharply with the scholarly majority who posit beginnings in the “long 16th develooment a position held, for example, by Immanuel Wallerstein.


Andre Gunder Frank

Frank also insisted that the idea of numerous “world-systems” did not make much sense indeed, if there are many “world-systems” in the world, then underdevelooment simply do not develolment to be called “world-systems”and we should rather speak about one single World System. Andre Gunder Frank and Professor David Landesauthor of The Wealth and Poverty of Nationsare noted for having come to very vevelopment conclusions about the long view significance of economic developments in “the West” during the modern era and publicly debated their findings in at Northeastern University.

In one of his last essays, [3] Frank made arguments about the looming global economic crisis of From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification.

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