Manfred Max-Neef is a Chilean-German economist and author in the field of international development. His most important books are: “Human Scale Development” (Apex Press 1991), “From the Outside Looking in: experiences in Barefoot Economics” (Zed Book, 1992), and “Economics Unmasked” (Green Books, 2011). His books seek to counter the logic of economics with the ethics of wellbeing.
Manfred has worked for several UN agencies, and between 1994 and 2002 he was the Vice Chancellor of the Universidad Austral de Chile in Valdivia. In 1983 he received the Right Livelihood Award. He holds honorary doctorates from Jordan, Colombia (2), Argentina (2), and the United States, and has been the recipient of the University Award of Highest Honour from Japan.