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On the 19th and 20th of this month a conference will be held at MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) in honor of the memory of Alice Amsden, a pathbreaking economist who challenged many of her field’s pieties in pursuit of a clear-eyed analysis of late capitalist development in East Asia and beyond. She passed away on March 15th, 2012 at the age of 68, in Cambridge where she was the Barton L. Weller Professor of Political Economics at DUSP. She had been awarded GDAE’s 2002 Leontief Prize for her outstanding contribution to economics. Below are posts in her honor.

Here is Triple Crisis blogger Kevin Gallagher on the subject of her life and work.

And here is Triple Crisis regular Matias Vernengo’s remembrance.

Here is guest blogger Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, on Alice Amsden’s visionary research and rebellious spirit.

And here is Triple Crisis’s Lyuba Zarsky saying “Viva Alice”

Finally, here is TC blogger Mehdi Shafaeddin with a piece dedicated to Alice’s memory.

It is clear that Alice Amsden will live on in the many influenced by her spirit, intellect, and determination.

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