Tributes to Professor Bauer

Peter Bauer (1915-2002),” by Thomas Sowell, Townhall.com, May 10, 2002.

R.I.P. Peter Bauer,” by Bruce Bartlett, Townhall.com, May 7, 2002.

A Dissenter on Development,” by Paul Craig Roberts, Townhall.com, May 7, 2002.

 

“Peter Bauer is in a class of his own as an outstanding economist. He has powerfully disputed the standard explanations of Third World poverty… and discussed how the poverty of a nation can be perpetuated without any malign intervention by others.”
— Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen, Master of Trinity College, Cambridge

“Peter Bauer is the world’s foremost authority on economic development… He destroys many popular myths about economic development and in the process convincingly demonstrates that static societies result wherever government pre-empts human action by monopolizing economic life. His scholarship is devastating.”
Wall Street Journal

“[Bauer’s] writings are a valuable antidote to a number of ideas that, though inspired by noble intentions, are poisoning the prospects of many of the world’s poorest people.”
The New Republic