Adelman, Irma (b. Glicman)(1930– ) economist; born in Rumania. All her degrees (B.S., M.A., Ph.D.) were from the University of California where she also accepted a professorship (1979). She is best known for developing a system of "factor analysis," integrating social, political, and economic factors to explain economic growth in developing countries.
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