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Lucky Boy in the Lucky Country

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Corden has written a charming and insightful account of his professional and personal life, from his childhood in Breslau, Germany, until his retirement in Melbourne.
The book is divided into two parts. Part I considers Corden's early life, from a young boy growing up in Nazi Germany, to his immigration from England to Australia and what that means for the author's self-identity. Part II addresses Corden's work on the Australian Protection Policy for which he is perhaps best known, before reflecting upon the author's time at Oxford University and the Australian National University, and, finally, moving on to review contributions made at the IMF, Johns Hopkins University, and The World Bank.
This book will be of interest to all aspiring economists, as well as established economists familiar with Corden's work. It is an inspiring and profound record of the intellectual journey made by one of Australia's best known economists.

His well-travelled life, his ability to write in a clear and engaging style, his wide sympathies, his self-knowledge and modesty all combine to make this autobiography fascinating reading. Above all, it is more than a narrative. economists form the main audience for his autobiography, with perhaps a focus on those concerned with international economics and macroeconomic policy, all academics can learn from Max's career. (John Creedy, Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Vol. 63 (1), 2019)

An important part of the book is devoted to Max's research output, which is considerable and of exceptionally high quality. Max also highlights throughout the book the profound influence that a number of individuals had upon his life and the immense debt he owes them. (Selwyn Cornish, Economic Record, Vol. 94 (306), September, 2018)

Warner Max Corden is an Australian economist and Emeritus Professor at John Hopkins University, US. He is mostly known for his work on the theory of trade protection, including the development of the dutch disease model of international trade. His work also covers international monetary systems, macroeconomic policies of developing countries and Australian economics. He was Senior Advisor in the Research Department at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from 1986 until 1988.

Part I. The Early Years  

1. Breslau Boy   

2. Why Do They Hate Us So Much? 

3. Uncle Willy: The Jew Who Loved Germany  

4. The Promised Land: Migrating to the Lucky Country  

5. My Seven Schools  

6. How I Became an Economist  

7. Identity: Becoming Australian  

8. What Happened to the Levy Family?  

9. My Lucky Year 

Part II. Being an Academic Economist  

10. The London School of Economics  

11. Australian Tariff Policy and the Theory of Protection 

12. Melbourne and ANU: Nine Productive Years

13. Oxford: The Very Best Years 

14. ANU: Dutch Disease and Other Issues 

15. International Monetary Fund 

16. Johns Hopkins: Thirteen Years in Washington DC 

17. Living in Two Countries 

18. All About Luck 



Titel: Lucky Boy in the Lucky Country
Untertitel: The Autobiography of Max Corden, Economist
EAN: 9783319651651
ISBN: 978-3-319-65165-1
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: Springer, Berlin
Genre: Wirtschaft
Anzahl Seiten: 243
Gewicht: 474g
Größe: H20mm x B218mm x T151mm
Jahr: 2018
Auflage: 1st ed. 2017

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