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Australia's Economy in its International Context: The Joseph Fisher Lectures

edited by Kym Anderson

$66.00 | 2009 | Paperback | 978-0-9806723-6-7 | 598 pp | (vol. 1)

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Volume 2 is an updated version. It was first published in 2009.

DOI (Vol. 1): http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/UPO9780980672350

DOI (Vol. 2): http://dx.doi.org/10.20851/fisher

  • Chapter Details Volume 1

    Preface
    Kym Anderson
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/UPO9780980672350.001

    The benefactor Joseph Fisher
    F. R. Fisher
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/UPO9780980672350.002

    The lectures
    Kym Anderson
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/UPO9780980672350.003

    The lecturers
    Kym Anderson and Keith Hancock
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/UPO9780980672350.004

    1. 1904 – Commercial education
    Henry G. Turner
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/UPO9780980672350.005

    2. 1906 — Commercial character
    Lewis A. Jessop
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/UPO9780980672350.006

    3. 1908 — The influence of commerce on civilization
    J. Currie Elles
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/UPO9780980672350.007

    4. 1910 — Banking as a factor in the development of trade and commerce
    J. Russell French
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/UPO9780980672350.008

    5. 1912 — Australian company law, and some sidelights on modern commerce
    Henry Y. Braddon
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/UPO9780980672350.009

    6. 1914 — Problems of transportation, and their relation to Australian trade and commerce
    David J. Gordon
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/UPO9780980672350.010

    7. 1917 — War finance: Loans, paper money and taxation
    Robert F. Irvine
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/UPO9780980672350.011

    8. 1919 — The humanizing of commerce and industry
    Gerald Mussen
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/UPO9780980672350.012

    9. 1921 — Currency and prices in Australia
    Douglas B. Copland
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/UPO9780980672350.013

    10. 1923 — Money, credit and exchange
    J. Russell Butchart
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/UPO9780980672350.014

    11. 1925 — The Guilds
    Henry Y. Braddon
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/UPO9780980672350.015

    12. 1927 — The financial and economic position of Australia
    Stanley M. Bruce
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/UPO9780980672350.016

    13. 1929 — Public finance in relation to commerce
    Richard C. Mills
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/UPO9780980672350.017

    14. 1930 — Current problems in international finance
    Theodore E. G. Gregory
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/UPO9780980672350.018

    15. 1932 — Australia's share in international recovery
    Alfred C. Davidson
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/UPO9780980672350.019

    16. 1934 — Gold standard or goods standard
    Leslie G. Melville
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/UPO9780980672350.020

    17. 1936 — Some economic effects of the Australian tariff
    Lyndhurst F. Giblin
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/UPO9780980672350.021

    18. 1938 — Australian economic progress against a world background
    Colin Clark
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/UPO9780980672350.022

    19. 1940 — Economic coordination
    Roland Wilson
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/UPO9780980672350.023

    20. 1942 — The Australian economy during War
    Robert G. Menzies
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/UPO9780980672350.024

    21. 1942 — Problems of a high employment economy
    H. C. Coombs
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/UPO9780980672350.025

    22. 1946 — Necessary principles for satisfactory agricultural development in Australia
    S. M. Wadham
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/UPO9780980672350.026

    23. 1948 — The importance of the iron and steel industry
    Essington Lewis
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/UPO9780980672350.027

    24. 1950 — The economic consequences of scientific research
    John B. Condliffe
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/UPO9780980672350.028

    25. 1952 — Australian agricultural policy
    John G. Crawford
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/UPO9780980672350.029

    26. 1954 — The economics of Federal-State finance
    Wilfred Prest
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/UPO9780980672350.030

  • Chapter Details Volume 2

    Preface
    Kym Anderson
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/UPO9780980672350.001

    The benefactor Joseph Fisher
    F. R. Fisher
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/UPO9780980672350.002

    The lectures
    Kym Anderson
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/UPO9780980672350.003

    The lecturers
    Kym Anderson and Keith Hancock
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/UPO9780980672350.004

    27. 1956 — Japan and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
    James E. Meade
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20851/fisher-27

    28. 1958 — National superannuation: Means test or contributions?
    Richard I. Downing
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20851/fisher-28

    29. 1960 – Mass entertainment: The origins of a modern industry
    Asa Briggs
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20851/fisher-29

    30. 1962 — Industrial research and economic growth in Australia
    Bruce R. Williams
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20851/fisher-30

    31. 1964 — Australian foreign aid policy
    Heinz W. Arndt
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20851/fisher-31

    32. 1967 — Australian tariff policy
    W. Max Corden
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20851/fisher-32

    33. 1969 — Balancing external payments by adjusting domestic income
    E. H. Phelps Brown
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20851/fisher-33

    34. 1971 — Income inflation in Australia
    Ronald F. Henderson
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20851/fisher-34

    35. 1974 — Political economy and the problems of our times: In defence of general economics
    John Vaizey
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20851/fisher-35

    36. 1976 — Comparing the Industries Assistance Commission and Jackson Committee approaches to industrial development
    G. Alf Rattigan
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20851/fisher-36

    37. 1978 — Australian economics, 1967 to 1977
    Fred H. Gruen
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20851/fisher-37

    38. 1981 — Work and welfare in the years ahead
    Robert G. Gregory
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20851/fisher-38

    39. 1985 — Japan faces affluence
    Martin Bronfenbrenner
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20851/fisher-39

    40. 1986 — What do we really know about monetary policy?
    David Laidler
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20851/fisher-40

    41. 1988 — Pacific challenges to the United States
    Paul R. Krugman
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20851/fisher-41

    42. 1993 — How convincing is the evidence linking education and income?
    Orley Ashenfelter
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20851/fisher-42

    43. 1994 — The role of the NAFTA debate in US trade policy
    Anne O. Krueger
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20851/fisher-43

    44. 1995 — Protection and liberalization in Australia and abroad
    W. Max Corden
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20851/fisher-44

    45. 1996 — Population, food and trade
    D. Gale Johnson
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20851/fisher-45

    46. 1997 — Strengthening intellectual property rights in Asia: Implications for Australia
    Keith E. Maskus
    http://dx.doi.org/10.20851/fisher-46

    47. 1999 — Human behaviour and the transmission of infectious disease: An economist’s perspective
    Mark Gersovitz
    http://dx.doi.org/10.20851/fisher-47

    48. 2001 — Public policy and higher education
    Peter H. Karmel
    http://dx.doi.org/10.20851/fisher-48

    49. 2002 — The role of natural resources in economic development
    Edward B. Barbier
    http://dx.doi.org/10.20851/fisher-49

    50. 2003 — Globalization
    Mike Moore
    http://dx.doi.org/10.20851/fisher-50

    51. 2006 — Paying for the past: Economics, cultural heritage, and public policy
    C. David Throsby
    http://dx.doi.org/10.20851/fisher-51

    52. 2008 — Globalization and the Great Divergence in the long run
    Jeffrey G. Williamson
    http://dx.doi.org/10.20851/fisher-52

    53. 2009 — Globalization and the environment
    Brian R. Copeland
    http://dx.doi.org/10.20851/fisher-53

    54. 2010 — Exploring the mysteries of trends and bubbles
    Peter C. B. Phillips
    http://dx.doi.org/10.20851/fisher-54

    55. 2011 — Can Asia grow fast on its own? The economics of the dynamic middle
    Peter A. Petri
    http://dx.doi.org/10.20851/fisher-55

    56. 2012 — Multinational corporations and development: Changing perceptions
    Jagdish N. Bhagwati
    http://dx.doi.org/10.20851/fisher-56

This two-volume collection brings together the first 56 Joseph Fisher Lectures in economics and commerce, presented at the Adelaide University every other year since 1904. Funds for the Lectures, together with a medal for the top accounting student each year, were kindly provided by a £1,000 endowment to the University by the prominent Adelaide businessman Joseph Fisher in 1903.

The Lectures address a wide range of Australian economic issues, in addition to numerous international economic issues of national significance. They have stood the test of time extremely well, while also providing a reminder of the events and concerns that were prominent at different times during the past 110 years.


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