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 (mür′däl′, mîr′-), Alva 1902-1986.
Swedish sociologist and diplomat. She shared the 1982 Nobel Peace Prize with Alfonso García Robles for her role in the United Nations nuclear disarmament negotiations.
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(ˈmɪər dɑl, -dɔl, ˈmɜr-)

1. Alva (Reimer), 1902–86, Swedish sociologist and diplomat: Nobel peace prize 1982.
2. her husband, (Karl) Gunnar, 1898–1987, Swedish sociologist and economist: Nobel prize 1974.
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Economists like Gunnar Myrdal in Sweden, Andre Gunder Frank in the United States, and Francois Perroux in France warned of rising inequality among countries, the development of underdevelopment, and economic domination.
In part I of the book, the author highlights a debate that never happened (but should have, in his opinion) between two Nobel Prize winners in economics: Gunnar Myrdal and F.
One wishes he must have read the master-piece book by Development Economist Gunnar Myrdal, titled the Asian Drama: An Inquiry into Poverty of Nations.
Among the topics are a bridge between East and West: Gunnar Myrdal and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe 1947-57, transferring Western knowledge to a centrally planned economy: Finland and scientific-technical cooperation with the Soviet Union, social engineering and alienation between East and West: Czech Christian-Marxist dialogue in the 1960s from the national level to the global arena, and planning the future of world markets: the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development's Interfuturs project.
My tears finally fell when I read how Gunnar Myrdal described the Philippines:
Gunnar Myrdal, a Nobel laureate in economics, is known for this assertion: 'It is in the agricultural sector that the battle for long-term economic development will be won or lost.' A previous Eagle Watch article written by Ms.
Hayek shared the 1974 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with Gunnar Myrdal.
Lowering a reliance on foreign funds won't be easy as the local market isn't deep enough to absorb such a large supply of securities, according to Myrdal Gunarto, an economist with PT Maybank Indonesia in Jakarta.
For instance, Gunnar Myrdal in his profoundly wise book Asian Drama had developed the notion of 'soft states' to explain the continuing backwardness of emerging nations.
Other distinguished women on the list are: Eleonora Mitrofanova, a Russian diplomat who also served as Deputy Director General of Paris-based UNESCO; Roza Otunbayeva, a Kyrgyz diplomat who twice served as foreign minister of the former Soviet Kirghizia; Rene Jones-Bos, a Dutch diplomat who served as Netherlands ambassador to Russia, and Alva Myrdal, a Swedish diplomat who also served in the UNESCO system, where she studied the problems of disarmament.
The background, however, is that Sweden's government had adopted a radical agenda for population control formulated by Gunnar and Alva Myrdal (yes, the same Gunnar Myrdal who shared the 1974 economics prize with Hayek).