Federation Business School

Dr Alex Millmow

Position:Associate Professor of Economics
Location:Mt Helen - Building B, B198
Phone:5327 9057
Email:a.millmow@federation.edu.au

Qualifications

  • BEc(Hons) (Monash) 
  • GradDipEc (UNE) 
  • GradDipEcHist MA (ANU) 
  • PhD (ANU)

Biography

Before entering academia Alex was an officer within the Commonwealth Federal Treasury. Alex was a founder and co-editor of the Journal of Economic and Social Policy. He has written opinion pieces for the Australian media, most particularly The Canberra Times and the Australian Financial Review. In 2004 he completed his doctorate at the Australian National University on 'The power of economic ideas: the rise of macroeconomic management in Australia 1929-1939. He is the current President of the History of Economic Thought Society of Australia (HETSA), member of the Editorial Board of Australian Universities Review, and member of the Journal of Economic and Social Policy.

Research

During the 1990s he wrote a series of papers highlighting the alarming fall in student numbers enrolling in economic degrees within Australia. Alex's other research interests include the economics of Joan Robinson, Australian economics and the role of economic ideas in steering public policy.

Publications

Full publication list

Refereed Journal Articles and Book extracts

All journal articles either have an A or a B ranking according to the Economic Society and the Australian Business Deans Council Journal rankings

The transition from Keynesian to Monetarist economics in Australia: Joan Robinson's 1975 visit to Australia, History of Economics Review No 49, Winter

Cambridge versus Cambridge, Australia, 1975 in K Puttaswarmiah (ed) (2009) Milton Friedman: Nobel Monetary economist Isle Publishing: New Hampshire pp. 189-206.

The boom we never had: Australian economic degree enrolments 1990-2007, Economic Papers 28(1), 2009 March

A Canary in the Coalmine: The Near Death Experience of History of Economics in Australia History of Economic Ideas XVI, 2008/3, pp. 78-94, (co-authored with Steve Kates)

A Canary in the Coalmine: A Rejoinder History of Economic Ideas XVI, 2008/3, pp.112-118, (co-authored with Steve Kates)

Crank or Proto-Monetarist: J.K. Gifford and the Cost Push Inflation Fallacy, History of Economics Review No. 47, Winter pp. 54-71. (Co-authored with J.E. King)

The History Wars of Economics: the Classification Struggle in the History of Economic Thought History of Economics Review No. 47, Winter pp. 110-124, (Co-authored with Steven Kates)

Douglas Berry Copland, in King, J.E. (ed.), (2007) Biographical Dictionary of Australian and New Zealand Economists, Cheltenham UK, Edward Elgar.

Robert Francis Irvine in King, J. (ed.), (2007) Biographical Dictionary of Australian and New Zealand Economists, Cheltenham UK, Edward Elgar

Gerald Gill Firth in King, J. (ed.), (2007) Biographical Dictionary of Australian and New Zealand Economists, Cheltenham UK, Edward Elgar

Max Oliver Newton in King, J. (ed.), (2007) Biographical Dictionary of Australian and New Zealand Economists, Cheltenham UK, Edward Elgar

Ronald Mendelsohn in King, J. (ed.), (2007) Biographical Dictionary of Australian and New Zealand Economists, Cheltenham UK, Edward Elgar.

Edward Clarence Evelyn Dyason in King, J. (ed.), (2007) Biographical Dictionary of Australian and New Zealand Economists, Cheltenham UK, Edward Elgar.

Donald Henry Merry in King, J. (ed.), (2007) Biographical Dictionary of Australian and New Zealand Economists, Cheltenham UK, Edward Elgar.

John K. Gifford in King, J. (ed.), (2007) Biographical Dictionary of Australian and New Zealand Economists, Cheltenham UK, Edward Elgar.

Association and memberships

  • President of the History of Economic Thought Society of Australia (HETSA)
  • Editorial Board of Australian Universities Review
  • Journal of Economic and Social Policy