Albert J. Meyer

Economist, Deceased Person

1919 – 1983


Who was Albert J. Meyer?

Albert Julius Meyer was an American economist who taught at Harvard University for 28 years. Meyers specialized in the economies of the Middle East.

Meyer was born in Hawarden, Iowa. obtained his bachelors and master's degrees at the University of California at Los Angeles. In 1947 he received his doctorate from Johns Hopkins University. Among his seminal papers was "Entrepreneurship the missing link in the Arab states?" In 1955, he started teaching at Harvard. While at Harvard he produced two major books:

Middle Eastern Capitalism: Nine essays and

The Economy of Cyprus

Myers was chief of mission for the Special U.S. Economic Mission to Saudi Arabia, June 13-30, 1962, that led to closer U.S. ties with the kingdom.

Meyers was married to Anne Avantaggio and they had three children. He died of leukemia in Boston and his papers are maintained at the Harvard University Archives.

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May 14, 1919
Also known as
  • Albert Meyer
  • United States of America
Oct 31, 1983

on July 23, 2013


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