For archive (Updated on February 13, 2019)
Burma produced several distinguished economists.
They include the following.
Professor Erza Solomon
- Chair, Department of Economics, Stanford University
- Author of “The Theory of Financial Management”
- Advisor for President Nixon
Dr. Hla Myint
- Ph.D in Economics from LSE (London School of Economics)
- Professor of Economics, RU
- Rector, RU
- Economic Adviser, National Planning
- Taught Development Economics at LSE
- Author of “South East Asia’s Development Policy”
Dr. Tun Thin
- Ph.D. from Harvard University (won “Best Dissertation”)
- Author of “Theory of Markets”
- Taught Economics at RU (Mentor of Dr. Ronald Findlay)
Dr. Tun Wai
- Ph.D from Yale University
- Chair, RU Economics Department
- IMF (Deputy Director, IMF Institute)
- Author of six books
Dr. Ronald Findlay
- Ph.D from MIT
- Chair, Economics Department, Columbia University
- Research Professor, Institute of Economics, Rangoon
- Author of six (or more) books
Dr. Aye Hlaing
- Taught at the Faculty of Social Sciences, RU
- Rector, Institute of Economics
- Chairman, Union of Burma Bank
Dr. Maung Shein
- Ph. D from Cambridge
- Taught at Institute of Economics
- Worked at World Bank
- After retirement, he was appointed as Deputy Minister.
U Shwe Mra
- Economics Honors from RU
- Chief Secretary of the Burmese Government
There are many younger Burmese Economists.
Burma was once known as the “Rice Bowl of Asia“.
It is unfortunate for Burma/Myanmar to descend into LDC.
Factors that might have contributed to the decline include
- Indiscriminate Nationalization
- Unwarranted Demonetization
- Less emphasis on Civics, Ethics and Education