Economist; University professor. Born– December 9, 1925, Graz, Austria. Parents– Nicholas W. and Lucile (King) Baklanoff. Married– H. Christina Janes, May 1, 1956. Married– Joy Driskell. Children–three.  Education– Antioch College, 1943-1944; Ohio State University, B.A., 1949, M.A., 1950; Ph.D., 1958. Served in the U.S. Navy, 1944-1946; worked for Chase National Bank in Puerto Rico, 1950-1954; taught at Louisiana State University, 1958-1961 and 1965-1968; at Vanderbilt University, 1962-1965; and at the University of Alabama, 1969-1992; served as the Board of Visitors Research Professor of Economics at Alabama and as dean of international programs. Awarded Fulbright fellowship, Vanderbilt University fellowship, University of Alabama Research Committee fellowship and grants from Louisiana State University, Wenner-Gren Foundation, and the U. S. Department of State. Honors; Outstanding Scholarship award from the University of Alabama, 1980-1981. Awarded emeritus status on his retirement at Alabama, 1992.  Died June 24, 2014.


Contemporary Authors online; obituary, The Tuscaloosa News.


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The Economic Transformation of Spain and Portugal. New York; Praeger, 1978.

Expropriation of U. S. Investments in Cuba, Mexico, and Chile. New York; Praeger, 1975.

Spain’s Emergence as a Middle Industrial Power. Washington, D.C.; American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 1985.


Agrarian Reform and Public Enterprise in Mexico. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1987.


Mediterranean Europe and the Common Market. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1975.


New Perspectives of Brazil. Nashville; Vanderbilt University Press, 1966.

The Shaping of Modern Brazil. Baton Rouge, La.; Louisiana State University Press, 1969.