A Biographical Dictionary of Australian and New Zealand Economists

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John Edward King
Edward Elgar, 2007 - Business & Economics - 337 pages
This book documents the history of economic discourse in Australia and New Zealand from the early days of European settlement. Many of the early economists were immigrants (William Hearn, Charles Pearson, Catherine Spence, David Syme). A few (such as W.C. Wentworth, born on the First Fleet) were proud natives, self-taught but confident and assertive in their use of economic arguments. The 20th century brought European refugees (Heinz Arndt, Harro Bernardelli, Fred Gruen, Kurt Singer) and a healthy crop of locally-born public servant-economists (Bernard Ashwin, John Crawford, 'Nugget' Coombs, Leslie Melville, Roland Wilson). There were theorists of international renown (Richard Manning, Wilfred Salter, Trevor Swan), some who made important contributions to public policy debates (Ronald Henderson, Eric Russell) or distinguished themselves in econometrics (Rex Bergstrom, Bill Phillips). The 130 entries in this volume have been written by more than 50 international authorities, revealing the depth and diversity of economics in Australia and New Zealand over almost two centuries. This biographical dictionary is a rich and comprehensive original reference work that will appeal to many economists and researchers of history and public policy in addition to those involved in the history of economic thought.

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Contents

William Henry Archer
2
Horace Belshaw
15
Sir Hermann David Black
28
Sydney James Christopher Lyon Butlin
41
Donald Cochrane
54
Sir Douglas Berry Copland
69
Frank Geoffrey Davidson
84
Allan George Barnard Fisher
99
Clarence Edward Martin
176
Ronald Mendelsohn
192
Maxwell Newton
205
Bryan Passmore Philpott
220
William Pember Reeves
234
Edward Owen Giblin Shann
247
Ralph William Souter
261
David Syme
276

John King Gifford
114
Henry Heylyn Hayter
127
Sir James Hight
141
Keith Sydney Isles
154
Henry George Lang
168
Robert Torrens
282
Sir Edward Ronald Walker
295
Jan Louise Whitwell
309
Subject index
328
Copyright

About the author (2007)

Edited by J.E. King, Emeritus Professor, La Trobe University, Australia and Honorary Professor, Federation University Australia

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