IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Login to save this paper or follow this series

Keynes and Australia

  • Donald J Markwell

    (Reserve Bank of Australia)

Registered author(s):

    JM Keynes was more important to Australia than Australia was to him. Yet the connections are many and varied, and worthy of some attention. As has been said, ‘a survey of the rise and fall of Keynesian economics in Australia’ is ‘an important story which still has to be written’; but it ‘is the subject for at least three years arduous research’ (Groenewegen 1983). This paper is less ambitious. An exercise in economic, personal and political history and in the history of economic thought, it briefly outlines: 1. Keynes’s dealings with the Australian Prime Minister, William Morris Hughes, over the reparations demands against Germany after World War I; 2. some incidental economic issues; 3. Keynes’s opinions and influence on the handling of the Depression in Australia; 4. the early impact of Keynesian economics in Australia; and 5. Australia’s approach to the creation of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, of which Keynes was co-founder.

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    Paper provided by Reserve Bank of Australia in its series RBA Research Discussion Papers with number rdp2000-04.

    in new window

    Date of creation: Jun 2000
    Date of revision:
    Handle: RePEc:rba:rbardp:rdp2000-04
    Contact details of provider: Postal: GPO Box 3947, Sydney NSW 2001
    Phone: 61-2-9551-8111
    Fax: 61-2-9551-8000
    Web page:

    More information through EDIRC

    Order Information: Web:

    References listed on IDEAS
    Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:

    as in new window
    1. G. L. Wood, 1940. "The Economic Implications Of Peace For Australia," The Economic Record, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 16(1), pages 82-95, 06.
    2. Cain, Neville, 1984. "The Propagation of Keynesian Thinking in Australia: E. R. Walker 1933-36," The Economic Record, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 60(171), pages 366-80, December.
    3. T. W. Swan, 1940. "Australian War Finance And Banking Policy," The Economic Record, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 16(1), pages 50-67, 06.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:rba:rbardp:rdp2000-04. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Paula Drew)

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.