Upon teaching his final summer course on comparative economic systems, Professor George J. Viksnins ("Uncle George") was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation for about 30 years of service to the Fund for American Studies. The presentation in August 2007 was made by Randall Teague (right), Board Chairman, and Roger Ream (left), Fund President.
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George J. Viksnins is Professor of Economics at Georgetown
where he has been a member of the faculty since 1964. From 1976 to
Dr. Viksnins was a Director of the FMI Financial Corporation. He has
as a consultant to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve
The World Bank, the Agency for International Development, and the
International Monetary Fund. Dr. Viksnins has authored numerous
and books, including The Economies of Southeast Asia in 1980
Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1975), Financial
in the ASEAN Countries (University of Hawaii Press, 1980), and Financing
East Asia's Success (with Michael Skully, Macmillan in
with the American Enterprise Institute, 1987). He is currently a senior
advisor to the Bank of Latvia. His latest publication is Economic
Systems in Historical Perspective(Kendall/Hunt Publ. Co.,
George J. Viksnins was honored with the Walter Judd Freedom
Award in July 2002 by the Fund for American Studies. Other
recipients of this honor include President Reagan, Jack Kemp and Jeane
Kilpatrick. In May 2004 he was awarded the Order of the Three
Stars by the President of Lativa, Varra Vike-Freiberga.
Photo of Prof. Viksnins and Dr. Arthur B. Laffer at the 1997 annual conference of the Association for Private Enterprise Education.
Since 1992, I have spent most of my time on economic questions
Latvia, especially in the area of monetary policy. Much of this written
material is in Latvian (only a couple in English).
"The East Asian Model and the Baltic States."
I'll be happy to send you copies of my working papers and published articles. Contact me.
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