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John B. Condliffe

John B. Condliffe, Australian economist. Decorated honorary knight commander Order St. Michael and St. George; recipient Henry E. Howland Memorial prize, Yale University, 1939; Wendell Willkie prize, 1950; Sir James Wattie prize, 1972. Decorated Gold Cross Order of Phoenix (Greece). member League of Nations Secretariat, 1931-1937; Member Royal Economics Society, American Economics Association, Economics Society Australia and New Zealand.


  • Condliffe, John B. was born on December 23, 1891 in Melbourne, Australia. Son of Alfred Bell and Margaret (Marley) Condliffe.

  • Education

    • Educated Canterbury University College, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. Doctor of Science, New Zealand, D. Letters (honorary), 1957. Doctor of Laws, Occidental College, 1942.


    • Professor economics Canterbury College, Christchurch, New Zealand, 1920-1926. Research secretary Institute Pacific Relations, 1927-1930. Professor economics University of Michigan, 1930-1931.

      Member League of Nations Secretariat, 1931-1937. Professor commerce U. London, 1937-1939. Professor economics University of California, 1940-1958, also director teaching Institute of Economics, 1947-1952.

      Consultant Reserve Bank of New Zealand, 1957. Associate director, Division of History and Economics, Carnegie Endowment, 1943-1948. Senior economist Stanford Research Institute, 1961-1967.

      Rapporteur-general International Studies Conference, 1937-1939. Chairman Geneva Research Center, 1937-1939. Chairman international research committee Institute of Pacific Relations, 1942-1945.

      Adviser Indian National Council Applied Economics Research, 1959-1960.


    • Author books including: The Commerce of Nations, 1949. The Welfare State in New Zealand, 1959. The Development of Australia, 1964.

      Te Rangi Hiroa: The Life of Sir Peter Buck, 1972. Defunct Economists, 1973.


    Member League of Nations Secretariat, 1931-1937. Member Royal Economics Society, American Economics Association, Economics Society Australia and New Zealand.


    • Married Olive G. Mills, June 20, 1916. Children: John Charles (deceased), Peter George, Margaret Mary.
    • father: Alfred Bell Condliffe
    • mother: Margaret (Marley) Condliffe
    • spouse: Olive G. Mills
    • children: John Charles Condliffe (deceased)
    • Peter George Condliffe
    • Margaret Mary Condliffe
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    Born December 23, 1891
    Died December 23, 1981
    (aged 90)