Georges Anderla

Georges Anderla ( born March 27, 1921 in Prague as Jiři Anderla, † April 26, 2005 in Antibes ) was a French economist and statistician.

Life and work

Georges Anderla graduated from Columbia University in New York for the MA and earned his Ph.D. In the 1970s and 1980s, he was a professor at the Institute of Political Studies of Paris Sorbonne and at the Universities of Prague and Aix -en- Provence. He also worked for government organizations such as the OECD and was director of information management at the General Directorate of the Commission of the European Communities in Luxembourg.

Anderla examined in the 1970s while working for the OECD, the pace at which develops the knowledge of mankind. He introduced in his 1974 work The growth of scientific and technical information its results. A challenge dar. He concluded that the knowledge had approximately doubled from the year 1 to year 1500. Further duplications found by Anderlas model instead of by the year 1750 (after 250 years ) and until 1900 ( after another 150 years ). According to later investigations Anderlas there was more knowledge doublings until 1950 ( after 50 years ), 1960 ( after 10 years), 1967 ( after 7 years ) and 1973 ( after 6 years ). Consequently, the knowledge of mankind in 1973 would be about 128 times larger than in Year 1

The investigations of Anderla were taken up and continued by several scientists. According to the philosopher of science Robert Anton Wilson doubled in the 1990s, the knowledge every eighteen months.


  • Trends and prospects of Latin American tourism. Intern. Institute of Scientific Res Travel, Geneva 1953.
  • Tendences et perspectives du tourisme latino - americain vers l'Europe. Inst Intern. de Recherches sur le Tourisme, Geneva 1953.
  • With René Hardy: Grand Atlas de la France. Sélection du Reader's Digest, Paris 1970.
  • Information in 1985. A forecasting study of information needs and resources. OECD, Paris, 1973, ISBN 92-64-11093-3.
  • With Georgette Schmidt- Anderla: Dictionnaire des Affaires. Anglais - Français. Français - Anglais. Delmas, Paris 1979, ISBN 2-7034-0153-1.
  • Anthony Dunning: Computer strategies 1990-9. Technologies, Costs, Markets. Wiley, Chichester, 1987.
  • Anthony Dunning, Simon Forge: Chaotics. An agenda for business and society in the 21st century. Praeger, Westport, Conn. 1997, ISBN 0-275-95691-1.
  • Anthony Dunning: The age of asymmetry and paradoxical. Essays in comparative economics and sociology. Athena, London 2007, ISBN 978-1-8440-1495-8.


  • La balance of paiements, les invisibles et le compte voyages. Études methodologiques. Univ. d' Aix -Marseille, Aix -en- Provence in 1971.
  • The growth of scientific and technical information. A challenge. In: Information. Science Assoc. ** 3 New York, NY, 1974, 3, pp. 1-56.
  • Ideas of the European Communities on the implementation of an information network in Europe ( Euronet ). In: News for documentation. Hoppenstedt, Darmstadt, 1975, 6, ISSN 0027-7436, pp. 221-226.
  • Euronet and the changes on the European scene information. In: Second European Congress on documentation systems and networks. Verl documentation, Munich 1976, ISBN 3-7940-5163-7, pp. 79-94.
  • With J. H. Petrie: The international data market. A background report. In: Transborder data flows. North -Holland, Amsterdam, 1985, ISBN 0-444-87700-2, pp. 259-318.
  • La problematique de l'Europe de l'information. In: Bulletin of the bibliothèques de France. Ecole, Villeurbanne, 1988, 1/2, ISSN 0006-2006, pp. 10-19.