Paul Patrick Streeten

Wednesday 09 January 2019

The College is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Paul Patrick Streeten (Balliol 1944, Tutorial Fellow in Economics 1948–1966, Professorial Fellow 1968–1978, Honorary Fellow from 1986) on 6 January 2019.

Professor Streeten came up to Balliol as a mature student after war service. After taking a first in PPE, he went on to become first a Lecturer and then a Fellow of the College, inspiring generations of students with his teaching of economics. In the 1960s he worked at the new Ministry of Overseas Development in the UK, before becoming Warden of Queen Elizabeth House in Oxford. He worked at the World Bank and was involved with the United Nations Development Programme’s Human Development Report and UNESCO’s World Culture Reports, as well as helping to set up and edit the journal World Development in 1972. He received many awards and other appointments. An obituary will appear in the Balliol College Annual Record.

The Oxford Department of International Development have published this obituary.

To mark his 100th birthday in July 2017, we published tributes and recollections from some of the many people who held him in the highest esteem.

Details of the funeral will be posted here when they become available.