Hirschman, Albert O. (1915-2012)

Jeremy Adelman

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This article surveys the life and work of Albert O. Hirschman. It chronicles the major intellectual influences and his publications from the 1940s to the 1990s. He contributed to the fields of economic development, history of economic thought, methods in social science theory, and democratic theory. His range reflected a varied and complex life history.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780080970875
ISBN (Print)9780080970868
StatePublished - Mar 26 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


  • Albert O. Hirschman
  • Capitalism
  • Democracy
  • Economic development
  • Exit
  • Ideology
  • Industrialization
  • Intellectuals
  • Possibilism
  • Unbalanced growth
  • Voice


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