Selwyn Cornish

Selwyn Cornish

Selwyn Cornish graduated in economics with first class honours from the University of Western Australia. He is a Visiting Fellow in the School of Economics and the Head of Toad Hall at ANU. His major research fields embrace the development and application of macroeconomics in the 20th century, and biographical studies of economists. He has written on Keynes and Australia, and wrote the entry on Keynes for the Biographical Dictionary of British Economists (2004). His publications include Full Employment in Australia: the Genesis of a White Paper (1981); Roland Wilson: A Biographical Essay (2002); Giblin’s Platoon: The Trials and Triumph of the Economist in Australian Public Life with William Coleman and Alf Hagger (2006); Ardnt’s Story (2007) and the entry on ‘Australasian Economics’ in the Revised New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics (2008). He is an Associate Editor of the forthcoming Biographical Dictionary of Australian and New Zealand Economists, and is writing the History of the Reserve Bank of Australia 1975–2000. In 2004 he was appointed a Member of The Order of Australia for services to secondary education in the ACT.

Arndt's Story »

The life of an Australian economist

Authored by: Peter Coleman, Selwyn Cornish, Peter Drake, Bettina Arndt
ISBN (print): 9780731538102
ISBN (online): 9781921313172
Publication date: March 2007

Giblin's Platoon »

The trials and triumph of the economist in Australian public life

Authored by: William Coleman, Selwyn Cornish, Alf Hagger
ISBN (print): 1 920942 49 1
ISBN (online): 1 920942 50 5
Publication date: April 2006