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A Few Hares to Chase: The Economic Life and Times of Bill Phillips

Alan Bollard


The Phillips curve is world famous amongst economists. Its inventor was an engineer, a genius, a man who led an exciting life and contributed to economics in many different ways. Born and raised on a remote farm in rural New Zealand, the first part of his life was a search for adventure. During the Depression he worked in construction, and roamed the roads and outback of Australia picking up casual work from gold mining to crocodile hunting. In 1937 he tavelled through militarizing Japan, a guerrilla war in Manchuria, Stalin’s Soviet Union, and growing tension in Europe. On the outbreak of war ... More

Keywords: Phillips, hydraulic machine, economic models, econometrics, stabilization, monetary policy, Phillips curve, LSE, economic growth

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198747543
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747543.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alan Bollard, author
CEO of Secretariat of Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation

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