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Lucky Boy in the Lucky Country

The Autobiography of Max Corden, Economist

Authors: Corden, Warner Max

  • A complete biography from one of the world's preeminent economists
  • Recollections from Corden's flight from Nazi Germany to his time at Oxford and the IMF
  • Written in an engaging, lively style perfect for students researchers and the general reader
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About this book

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.

About the authors

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.

Reviews

“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)



Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Breslau Boy

    Pages 3-15

    Corden, Warner Max

  • Why Do They Hate Us So Much?

    Pages 17-25

    Corden, Warner Max

  • Uncle Willy: The Jew Who Loved Germany

    Pages 27-40

    Corden, Warner Max

  • The Promised Land: Migrating to the Lucky Country

    Pages 41-53

    Corden, Warner Max

  • My Seven Schools

    Pages 55-62

    Corden, Warner Max

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
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Hardcover $89.99
$129.00 (listprice)
price for USA in USD
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-65165-1
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Softcover $89.99
$129.00 (listprice)
price for USA in USD
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-87964-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lucky Boy in the Lucky Country
Book Subtitle
The Autobiography of Max Corden, Economist
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of Economic Thought
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-65166-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-65166-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-65165-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87964-2
Series ISSN
2662-6578
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 243
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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