Erik Reinert

Executive Chairman

The Other Canon Foundation

Langestrandsveien 59
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Phone: 47-33 39 33 91
Fax: 47-33 39 35 02

Erik S. Reinert is one of the world's leading heterodox development economists. He is the Executive Chairman of The Other Canon Foundation, an endowed small center and network which has been credited, due to his personal efforts and publications, as one of the key centers of innovation in economic research and the re-fusion of economics and economic policy. He is a Professor of Technology, Governance and Development Strategies at Tallinn University of Technology in Estonia, where he established a Master of fact-based historical/evolutionary economics program together with his colleagues this autumn. He is also employed as a Senior Consultant at Europaprogrammet  in Oslo, an interdisciplinary research institute focusing on European issues.

Erik Reinert holds an MBA from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Economics from Cornell University. In the 1980?s he worked with Telesis, a US consulting firm, and as an entrepreneur and managing director of a highly successful multinational manufacturing firm based in Italy. Going back to Norway and academia in the 1990?s, he taught at the University of Oslo and served as the Research Director of Norsk Investorforum, a large business-funded think tank. He is also on the faculty of Rio de Janeiro?s pan-university Ph.D. school in innovation, organization, and policy, and of the University of Cambridge's Ford Foundation summer school in development economics.

Mr. Reinert has published several articles covering the subjects economics, economic history and the history of science and learning, which are published in 10 different languages in total. The books Global ?konomi: Hvordan de rike ble rike og hvorfor de fattigere blir fattigere (Oslo, Spartacus) and Globalization, Economic Development and Inequality: An Alternative Perspective (Cheltenham, Elgar) were both published in 2004.

Tallinn University of Technology, Norsk Investorforum, University of Oslo

Focus: Economy, Technology, Europe, Global


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Last Updated: Mar 05, 2007

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