ON-Lion Letter
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee has announced that one of four 2009 Bradley Prizes will be awarded to Arnold C. "Alito" Harberger, a distinguished professor of economics at the University of California-Los Angeles.  Harberger is also the Gustavus F. and Ann M. Swift Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at The University of Chicago, where he taught from 1953 to 1991.

Harberger will be presented the award during a ceremony at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, June 3.  Each award carries a stipend of $250,000.

"The Bradley Foundation selected Arnold Harberger for his work in the field of policy economics," said Michael W. Grebe, the Foundation's president and chief executive officer.  "Professor Harberger has advanced economic policies that have aided developing nations throughout the world.  In particular, he has trained Latin American economists who have instituted important market reforms in their respective countries."

Harberger has worked extensively with international financial organizations, including the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) from its inception in 1961.  Since 2006, he has served as chief economic advisor to USAID.  He is past president of the American Economic Association.

His books and monographs include Project Evaluation, Taxation and Welfare, World Economic Growth, and On the Process of Growth and Economic Policy in Developing Countries.  He has also produced more than 300 professional articles and technical studies.

"Through the Bradley Prizes, we recognize individuals like Arnold Harberger who have made outstanding contributions, in hopes that others will strive for excellence in their respective fields," Grebe said.
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