Biography and History

Robert Ross is an economist specializing in developing countries. Born in 1933, Ross attended schools in Switzerland and France before graduating from Harvard in 1956 with a B.A. in Economics. He worked as an analyst, interpreter, and news writer and served on the U.N. Economic Commission for Latin America (1960-1962) before earning an M.A. in Economics from Georgetown University (1964). Subsequently, Ross worked at the Latin American Economic and Social Planning Institute in Santiago, Chile (1962-1965), served as Vice President for Adela Investment Company (1965-1972), and as President of the Latin American Agribusiness Development Corporation (1972-1998), Solar Development Capital, Solar Develpment Foundation, and Corporación Financiera Ambiental (2002-2004), and Environmental Enterprises Assistance Fund (2002-2006).

Source: From the finding aid for MC245

  • Robert Ross Papers on Development and Investment in Latin America and Africa. 1956-2011 (inclusive).

    Call Number: MC245

    Robert Ross is an economist specializing in developing Countries. This collection contains reports on the U.S.S.R.; investment proposals; government reports; internal documentation from the Adela Investment Company; documents on the Latin American Agribusiness Development Corporation and the Société Internationale Financière pour les Investissements et le Développement en Afrique; and Richard Boyle's correspondence with Eugene Gonzalez and Ernst Keller.

  • Robert Ross Papers on Development and Investment in Latin America and Africa. 1956-2011 (inclusive).

    Call Number: MC245

    Robert Ross is an economist specializing in developing Countries. This collection contains reports on the U.S.S.R.; investment proposals; government reports; internal documentation from the Adela Investment Company; documents on the Latin American Agribusiness Development Corporation and the Société Internationale Financière pour les Investissements et le Développement en Afrique; and Richard Boyle's correspondence with Eugene Gonzalez and Ernst Keller.