Johns Hopkins: Thirteen Years in Washington DC

  • Warner Max Corden
Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of Economic Thought book series (PHET)


I had been 13 years at the School of Advanced International Studies and really enjoyed both the Washington DC environment and teaching to most interesting and likeable students. I gave many lectures and attended many conferences outside SAIS, met plenty of interesting people (not just economists but also political and international-relations operatives). I benefited personally from the reputation I had acquired from having written in earlier years readable books and articles on important subjects.

There was one major preoccupation evident in this chapter: the World Bank Project. I was co-author in a team led by Ian Little of an ambitious study of the macroeconomic policies and experiences of 18 developing countries. Perhaps it was too ambitious? My particular responsibility was for the study of exchange rate policies and experiences. This gave me knowledge or material for new books, articles and numerous lectures.


  1. IMD Little et al. Boom, Crisis and Adjustment: The Macroeconomic Experience of Developing Countries, (BCA for short). This was the 400 page fruit of the World Bank project. The authors were IMD Little, Richard N Cooper, WM Corden, and Sarath Rajapatirana. Published by Oxford University Press for the World Bank, 1993.Google Scholar
  2. IMD Little, Collections and Recollections: Economic Papers and their Provenance (This is, in part, autobiographical), Oxford University Press (1999).Google Scholar
  3. WM Corden, Exchange Rate Policies for Developing Countries, The Economic Journal, January 1993.Google Scholar
  4. WM Corden, Economic Policy, Exchange Rates, and the International System, Oxford University Press and The University of Chicago Press 1994.Google Scholar
  5. WM Corden, The Asian Crisis. Is there a Way out? Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 1999.Google Scholar
  6. WM Corden, Too Sensational. On the Choice of Exchange Rate Regimes, MIT Press, 2002.Google Scholar
  7. WM Corden, “ The World Credit Crisis: Understanding It, and What to Do”, The World Economy, 2009.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Warner Max Corden
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  1. 1.University of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia

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