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Economists from the Antipodes: What can oral history tell us about the influences on their career development?


  • Lodewijks, John


This article captures findings of oral interviews with six highly distinguished Australian economists who have established international reputations in the fields of macroeconomics, natural resources, econometrics, development, and information economics. Their pioneering contributions are highlighted and their career paths are examined to reveal the commonalities of the Australian environment and the impact that the North American experience had on their intellectual development. Despite the diversity of subdisciplines and research methodology employed by these economists this synthesis highlights the freshness of the profession and the innovative opportunities taken by its leading academics, irrespective of their country of origin.

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  • Lodewijks, John, 2011. "Economists from the Antipodes: What can oral history tell us about the influences on their career development?," International Journal of Development and Conflict, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, vol. 1(3), pages 283-302.
  • Handle: RePEc:gok:ijdcv1:v:1:y:2011:i:3:p:283-302

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