Manfred Max-Neef is a Chilean-German economist in the field of international development. His most important books are: “From the Outside Looking In; Experiences in Barefoot Economics” and “Human Scale Development”.
originally published by the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation.
Both books seek to counter the logic of economics with the ethics of wellbeing.His latest book: Economics Unmasked” is a profound critique of mainstream economics. He has worked for several UN agencies and betwen 1994 and 2002 he was Vice Chancelor of the Universidad Austral de Chile in Valdivia. In 1983 he received the Right Livelihood Award (Alternative Nobel Prize).
He holds honorary doctorates from Jordan, Colombia, Argentina and the United States, and has been recipient of the University Award of Highest Honour from Japan. At present he is the Director of the Economics Institute at the Universidad Austral de Chile. Member of the Club of Rome, the European Academy of Sciences and Arts and the New York Academy of Sciences.