Remembering Peter Kilby

Peter Kilby

The Economics Department is sad to share the news that Peter Kilby, professor of economics, emeritus, died August 2, 2018, at the age of 83.  Professor Kilby came to Wesleyan in 1965, after completing his studies at Harvard (AB), Johns Hopkins (MA), and Oxford (DPhil).  Professor Kilby was an expert in African Economic Development.  He was a Fulbright Fellow, a Ford Foundation Foreign Area Fellow, a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, and a Guggenheim Fellow.  He was a Senior Advisor of the ILO World Employment Programme in Geneva, a member of the Ciskei Commission in South Africa, and served as a consultant for the governments of Malaysia and Tanzania, the World Bank in Kenya and Nigeria, USAID, the U.S. State Department, and the Food & Agricultural Organization, among others.  Professor Kilby was a tireless supporter of the College of Social Studies, which he chaired on several different occasions for a total of more than 10 years.  You can read more about Professor Kilby’s life and work here.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in the Wesleyan Chapel, followed by a reception at the College of Social Studies on the fourth floor of the Public Affairs Center.