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The Changing Sociology of the Australian Academic Economics Profession


  • Alex Millmow


This article undertakes a census of how the Australian economics profession changed over the span of eleven years. It shows that the academic economics community has become more professionalised. It also explores which departments are expanding or contracting and whether there is any truth in the claim that the profession is becoming more Americanised. Copyright (c) 2010 The Economic Society of Australia.

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  • Alex Millmow, 2010. "The Changing Sociology of the Australian Academic Economics Profession," Economic Papers, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 29(1), pages 87-95, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:econpa:v:29:y:2010:i:1:p:87-95

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    1. David Colander, 2007. "Introduction to The Making of an Economist, Redux," Introductory Chapters,in: The Making of an Economist, Redux Princeton University Press.
    2. Philip Maxwell, 2003. "The Rise And Fall (?) Of Economics In Australian Universities," Economic Papers, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 22(1), pages 79-92, March.
    3. Fox, Kevin J & Milbourne, Ross, 1999. "What Determines Research Output of Academic Economists?," The Economic Record, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 75(230), pages 256-267, September.
    4. David Colander & Hugo Nopo Key Words: Latin American economics, global economics, political economy, graduate training, Latin America, applied economics, 2007. "The Making of a Latin American Global Economist," Middlebury College Working Paper Series 0705, Middlebury College, Department of Economics.
    5. David Colander, 2001. "The Lost Art of Economics," Books, Edward Elgar Publishing, number 2415.
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    1. Alan Duhs & Ross Guest, 2011. "Economics Education in Australia," Chapters,in: International Handbook on Teaching and Learning Economics, chapter 72 Edward Elgar Publishing.
    2. William Coleman, 2013. "A Young Tree Dead? The Story of Economics in Australia and New Zealand," CEPR Discussion Papers 688, Centre for Economic Policy Research, Research School of Economics, Australian National University.
    3. Alex Millmow & Jacqueline Tuck, 2013. "The Audit We Had to Have: The Economic Record, 1960–2009," The Economic Record, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 89(284), pages 112-128, March.
    4. Ross Guest, 2013. "Towards Learning Standards in Economics in Australia," Economic Papers, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 32(1), pages 51-66, March.

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