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Assoc Prof Ian McLean

Biography/ Background

I have been a Visiting Research Fellow since retiring in 2007, prior to which I was an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Adelaide. I have also been a Visiting Professor of Economics at both Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley. My PhD (1971) is from the Australian National University.

Research Interests

Economic history (especially of Australia and the United States); comparative economic growth.

Publications

 Selected Recent Publications:

Why Australia Prospered: The Shifting Sources of Economic Growth (Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press, 2012).

"Why Was Australia So Rich?" Explorations in Economic History, Vol. 44, No. 4 (October 2007), pp.635-656.

"Recovery from Depression: Australia in an Argentine Mirror 1895-1913", Australian Economic History Review, Vol. 46, No. 3 (November 2006), pp.215-241.

"Australian Economic Growth in Historical Perspective", Economic Record, Vol. 80, No. 250 (September 2004), pp.330-345.

"The Productivity of U.S. States since 1880", Journal of Economic Growth, Vol. 8, No. 1 (March 2003), pp.73-114. (With Kris James Mitchener.)

"Australian Growth: A California Perspective", in Dani Rodrik (ed.), In Search of Prosperity: Analytic Narratives on Economic Growth (Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press, 2003), pp.23-52. (With Alan M. Taylor.)

"U.S. Regional Growth and Convergence, 1880-1980", Journal of Economic History, Vol. 59, No. 4 (December 1999), pp.1016-1042. (With Kris James Mitchener.)

 

Recent Unpublished Papers:

"Responding to Shocks: Australia's Institutions and Policies." School of Economics Research Paper 2010-30, University of Adelaide, December 2010, 29 pages.

"Might Australia Have Failed? Endowments, Institutions and Contingency." School of Economics Working Paper 2007-04, University of Adelaide, December 2007, 42 pages.

 

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Entry last updated: Tuesday, 29 May 2012

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