Max Corden

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W. Max Corden
Born (1927-08-13) 13 August 1927 (age 90)
Breslau (now Wroclaw)
Residence Melbourne, Australia
Nationality Australian
Occupation Economist
Spouse(s) Dorothy Corden
Children Jane Corden

Warner Max Corden (born 13 August 1927) is an Australian economist. He is mostly known for his work on the theory of trade protection, including the development of the dutch disease model of international trade.[1] He has also been active in the fields of international monetary systems, macroeconomic policies of developing countries and Australian economics.[2] Corden, originally German, emigrated from Nazi Germany to Melbourne in 1939.

Academic career[edit]

After completing high school at the academically reputed Melbourne High School, Corden graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1950 and obtained his Ph.D. in economics at the London School of Economics (1956). He was subsequently Nuffield Reader in International Economics and Fellow of Nuffield College at Oxford University, and from 1977 to 1988 he was Professor of Economics at the Australian National University. Furthermore, he was Senior Advisor in the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund from 1986 until 1988.

He then became professor and, later on, Chung Ju Yung Distinguished Professor of International Economics at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University until he retired in late 2002. He is currently Emeritus Professor of International Economics at SAIS and a Professorial Fellow in the Department of Economics of the University of Melbourne.

Max Corden has a personal website including autobiographical essays and copies of recent publications.

Major publications[edit]

  • The Theory of Protection (1971)
  • Trade Policy and Economic Welfare (1974, 1997)
  • Inflation, Exchange Rates, and the World Economy (1977, 1985)
  • Protection, Trade and Growth (1985)
  • International Trade Theory and Policy (1992)
  • Economic Policy, Exchange Rates, and the International System (1994)
  • The Road to Reform (1997)
  • Too Sensational: On the Choice of Exchange Rate Regimes (2002)


External links[edit]


  1. ^ See for example Neville R. Norman (2007), The contribution of Australian economists: the record and the barriers in Economic Papers (Economic Society of Australia) or William Coleman (2006), A Conversation with Max Corden, Economic Record 82 (259), 379–395.
  2. ^ Examples of most relevant work could be Corden W.M., Neary J.P. (1982). "Booming Sector and De-industrialisation in a Small Open Economy." The Economic Journal 92 (December): 829-831. Or Corden, W.M. (1984). "Boom Sector and Dutch Disease Economics: Survey and Consolidation." Oxford Economic Papers 36: 362.