Living in Two Countries

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


In the period from December 1988 to January 2000, we lived in Washington DC but paid ten visits to Australia. Thus, we spent much time with our mothers, and I also gave many lectures and attended many conferences in Australia. In 1997, my close friend, Fred Gruen, died; in August 1995, my mother died; and in February 1996, Dorothy’s mother died. In this chapter I have written at some length about my mother and her two sisters in their later years. Aunt Elli had come earlier from France and died in Melbourne in 1986. In 1992, Jane left her John and moved to another NSW town, Narrandera, and settled down there. In September 2000 my brother, Gerald, died. At that time, we were in Oxford.

Dorothy and I returned for good to Melbourne in 2002.


  1. The lectures below are reprinted in WM Corden, The Road to Reform: Essays on Australian Economic Policy, Addison, Wesley, Longman, 1997.Google Scholar
  2. WM Corden, “Macroeconomic Policy: Some International Lessons for Australia”, Economic Analysis and Policy, March 1995.Google Scholar
  3. WM Corden “Protection and Liberalisation in Australia and Abroad” (Fisher Lecture) Australian Economic Review, 1996.Google Scholar

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  • Warner Max Corden
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  1. 1.University of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia

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