Samir Amin is an Egyptian political author who was born in Cairo in 1931. He is one of the most important neo-marxist intellectual. He developed his political, economical and statistics studies in Paris. In 1957 he presented his thesis, supervised by François Perroux among others, originally titled "The origins of underdevelopment - capitalist accumulation on a world scale" but retitled "The structural effects of the international integration of precapitalist economies. A theoretical study of the mechanism which creates so-called underdeveloped economies".
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