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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)

$66.00 | 2012 | Paperback | 978-1-922064-42-4 | 705 pp | (vol. 2)

$99.00 for both volumes

FREE | 2009 | Electronic (PDF) | 978-0-9806723-5-0 | 598 pp | (vol. 1)

FREE | 2012 | Electronic (PDF) | 978-1-922064-43-1 | 705 pp | (vol. 2)

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

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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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'The lecturers are a most distinguished lot. Prior to 1950, they were businessmen, bankers, and politicians with only the occasional academic economist Robert Irvine, Douglas Copland, Colin Clark, and Theodore Gregory). After 1950, they have been leading academic economists of the day with only occasional non-academics (Alf Rattigan and Mike Moore). The lecturers include two Australian prime ministers (Stanley Bruce and Robert Menzies) and one former New Zealand prime minister (Mike Moore), and two Nobel Prize winners (James Meade and Paul Krugman), both of whom were invited to give the lecture before they were awarded the prize. As one would expect from these authors, the lectures are of a very high standard without exception.'

Peter J. Lloyd, Australian Economic History Review , Vol. 51, No. 3 (November 2011).


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