Elliot Berg papers on African development Edit

Summary

Identifier
MSS 308 large

Dates

  • 1988-2001 (Creation)

Extents

  • 2 Linear Feet (Whole)
    2 boxes

Subjects

Notes

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The material is stored offsite in Remote Storage. Please contact Special Collections three (3) working days in advance if you wish to use it.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

  • Preferred Citation

    Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, The Eliiot Berg Papers on African economic development, MSS 308, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Donated by Nancy Berg in 2003.

  • Processing Information

    The Elliot Berg Papers on African Economic Development were processed by Joe Lauer in June 2005, and by Audrey Burck in May 2008.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Elliot J. Berg was a distinguished development economist. After teaching at Harvard in the early 1960s, he was Professor of Economics at the University of Michigan and Director of its Center for Research on Economic Development. He ran Elliot Berg Associates during the mid-1980s and later was a senior vice president of Development Alternatives, Inc. Elliot Berg served many advisory bodies and wrote numerous articles, reports, and books on development issues. The Elliot Berg Papers on African Economic Development are selected working files that contain professional correspondence, articles, research, meeting minutes, and personal notes pertaining to Berg's work with economic development in Africa. The majority of this collection is made up of internal documents and notes from Berg's work with the African Capacity Building Foundation, 1995-2001. Other major subjects within the collection are civil service reform, learning in aid organizations, and privatization. Works by other scholars are included in the papers, as well as documents pertaining to the World Bank and the Cellule d'Etude de Politique Economique, many of which are in French.

  • Scope and Contents

    The Elliot Berg Papers on African Economic Development are selected working files donated to Michigan State University Libraries in 2003 by Nancy Berg, his widow. This archive contains professional correspondence, articles, research, meeting minutes, and personal notes pertaining to Berg’s work with economic development in Africa. The majority of this collection is made up of internal documents and notes from Berg’s work with the African Capacity Building Foundation, 1995 – 2001. Other major subjects within the collection are civil service reform, learnig in aid organizations, and privatization. Works by other scholars are included in the papers, as well as documents pertaining to the World Bank and the Cellule d’Etude de Politique Economique, many of which are in French.

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