Portrait of Max Corden, by Peter Churcher (left).
Unveiled 13th August 2012 at the University of Melbourne. The portrait was commissioned by the Faculty of Business and Economics, and hangs now in a seminar room.
This page includes 18 published papers that Max Corden wrote after returning to Melbourne at the end of 2002. It also includes one paper (Harry Johnson’s View of the Scientific Enterprise) that he wrote and published before returning, and two papers that have not been published. All 21 papers are available in pdf format.
Macroeconomics, especially International
Those Current Account Imbalances. A sceptical View (2007) – PDF 249KB
The Asian Crisis. A Perspective after Ten Years (2007) – PDF 179KB
The Global Imbalances. What is the Problem? (2008) – PDF 183KB
The World Credit Crisis. Understanding it and what to do (2009) – PDF 240KB
China’s Exchange Rate Policy, its Current Account Surplus and the Global Imbalances (2009) – PDF 240KB
The Theory of the Fiscal Stimulus. How will a debt-financed Stimulus affect the Future (2010) – PDF 158KB
Ambulance Economics. The Pros and Cons of Fiscal Stimuli (2011) – PDF 191KB
Global Imbalances and the Paradox of Thrift (2012) – PDF 212KB
40 million Aussies. The Immigration Debate Revisited (2003) – PDF 235KB
The Uncertain Future of Australian Universities (2005) – PDF 304KB
Australian Monetary Policy (Review of Book by Ian Macfarlane) (2007) – PDF 103KB
History of the Melbourne University Economics Department (Book Review) (2010) – PDF 105KB
Dutch Disease in Australia. Policy Options for a Three-Speed Economy (2012) – PDF 264KB
Max in Abbot-land (Budget 2014, Carbon Tax 2015)
Budget 2014 (read online) Carbon Tax 2015 (read online)
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These two short commentaries on important Australian issues appeared on the web in two places, namely The Conversation and Pearls and Irritations. Mr Abbott was fortunately replaced as leader of the Liberal Party, and hence as Prime Minister, in September 2015. Also, Mr Joe Hockey ceased to be Treasurer.
Harry Johnson’s View of the Scientific Enterprise (2001) – PDF 103KB
Harry Johnson. The One and only Harry (2004) – PDF 144KB
Effective Protection and I (about Max Corden) (2005) – PDF 168KB
An Essay in Bobology (about Robert Gregory) (2006) – PDF 107KB
Fred Gruen (Biographical Essay) (2006) – PDF 108KB
Ian Little (Obituary) (2012) – PDF 304KB
Reflections on the Indian Exchange Rate Regime (2008) – PDF 304KB
The Cost-Benefit Approach to Fiscal Stimulus (2013) – PDF 304KB
The Japanese Macroeconomic Mystery – PDF 844KB