- Category : Business-Economist
- Type : PSP
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Service 2
Bangladeshi professor and Nobel Prize winner in 2006 for combining ideas of capitalism with social conscience aid the poor particularly in rural areas of poverty-stricken countries.
In 1974, he organized a village-government model that was adopted by the Bangladeshi government in 1980. In 1978, he received the President's award for a system of cooperative three-share farming. Again, this initiative was later adopted by the Bangladeshi government in 1977. As his ideas spread, so did his reputation. In 1993, the UN Secretary General appointed him to the International Advisory Group for the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. He has since served on many commissions and studies particularly in the areas of serving the underprivileged and in stimulating sustainable economic growth for the poor.
A Fulbright Scholar at Vanderbilt University, Professor Yunus received his Ph.D. in Economics in 1969. Following his degree he worked as an assistant professor of Economics at Middle Tennessee State University but returned to his home country to teach in the Economics Department at Chittagong University. He is the recipient of many international awards.