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Myint in 1985

Hla Myint (Burmese: လှမြင့် [l̥a̰ mjɪ̰ɴ]; 1920 – 9 March 2017) was a Burmese economist. He was known as one of the pioneers of development of welfare economics. He worked on the importance of export-orientation as the most useful "engine of growth".[1][2][3] He was born in Bassein, Irrawaddy Division, British Burma.[4] Myint served as Emeritus Professor of Economics, teaching development economics, at the London School of Economics from 1966 to 1985.[5]

Myint died on 9 March 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand at the age of 97.[6]

Major works

  • Theories of Welfare Economics, Longmans Green, 1948.
  • Economic Theory and the Underdeveloped Countries, 1971
  • Southeast Asia's Economy: Development Policies in the 1970s (Penguin Modern Economics Texts) Penguin Books, 1972