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John B. Condliffe

economist.

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.

Background

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.

Career

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.

Works

  • 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.

Membership

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

Connections

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