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Walter Krause ’38

Walter Krause ’38, April 20, 2000, in Iowa City. He was professor emeritus of international economics and former holder of the John F. Murray Chair in economics at the University of Iowa. He earned a master’s degree from the University of Oregon and a PhD in international economics from Harvard in 1945. He taught at several universities including the University of Iowa; the University of Texas, Austin; the University of California, Riverside; Dartmouth College, and Texas Tech University. He also worked for the U.S. Department of State and was chief of the economic development division, AID, in the Philippines. He was a consultant for several organizations, including the Council for Technological Advancement, the Organization of American States, and Inter-American Development Bank. He was internationally recognized as an authority on international economics and economic development, with particular expertise in Latin America and Southeast Asia. He traveled extensively throughout his career to lecture at academic conferences and consult with foreign governments and multinational corporations. He was the author of 12 books and more than 100 articles and other publications, and he was revered by former students and colleagues for his dedication to teaching. He is survived by many extended family members.

Appeared in Reed magazine: August 2000

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