Residence Santa Fe, New Mexico
Parents Christopher Chenery
|Children Two daughters|
Spouse Louise Seamster (m. 1942)
Name Hollis Chenery
Siblings Penny Chenery
|Born 6 January 1918 (1918-01-06) Richmond, Virginia,
Education University of Oklahoma University of Arizona California Institute of Technology University of Virginia Harvard University
Relatives Siblings: Margaret, Penny
Died September 1, 1994, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
Books Patterns of Development, 1950-1970
Similar People T N Srinivasan, Penny Chenery, Christopher Chenery, Jere R Behrman, Dani Rodrik
Cause of death Parkinson's disease
Hollis Burnley Chenery (January 6, 1918 – September 1, 1994) was an American economist well known for his pioneering contribution in the field of development economics.
Chenery was born in Richmond, son of Christopher Chenery, a businessman and horseman. He was educated in Virginia, Pelham Manor, New York and at the universities of Arizona and Oklahoma. He served in the United States Army Air Forces in World War II. After the war he earned master's degrees from California Institute of Technology and the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. from Harvard University (awarded 1950).
He worked as a professor of economics at Stanford from 1952 to 1961, as a Guggenheim fellow in 1961 and joined the United States Agency for International Development in 1961, and rose to become an assistant administrator. In 1965 he became a professor of economics at Harvard. He worked as the World Bank's vice president for development policy from 1972 through to 1982.
Chenery's work was wide-ranging but might be summarised as involving the analysis of patterns of development, the use of a two-gap model and multi-sectoral analysis.
Horse racing fame
After his father died in January 1973, his sister Penny Chenery raced Secretariat on behalf of the family. Secretariat became the first horse in 25 years to win the American Triple Crown, with record-setting victories in the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes. After Secretariat's victory in the Belmont Stakes, Hollis Chenery led the horse down the walkway to the winner's circle as cameras took pictures and the crowd gave a standing ovation. He was played by Dylan Baker in the 2010 film Secretariat.
His major works include: