Series 80 - Heinz Arndt papers

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Heinz Arndt papers


  • 1939 - 2002 (Creation)

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0.9 m (4 type 1 and 1 type 2 boxes)

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(1915 - 2002)

Biographical history

Professor Heinz Wolfgang Arndt was born in 1915 in Breslau, Germany. His family left in 1933 and Heinz moved to Oxford where he entered Lincoln College until 1938 after which he studied at the London School of Economics. He took up an appointment at the University of Sydney in 1946. In 1950 Arndt moved to Canberra where he took up the chair in economics at Canberra University College and from 1960 the Australian National University (ANU). In 1960-61 he took leave from ANU to work on economic development at the United Nations Commission for Europe in Geneva. On 1 December 1963, Arndt was appointed Head of the Department of Economics at the Research School of Pacific Studies. From 1964 he established the Indonesian Project at the ANU and was a founding editor of the Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies (BIES). He established another journal, Asian-Pacific Economic Literature (APEL) in 1986. Arndt was also a prolific writer and contributor to Quadrant. Professor Arndt died on 6 May 2002 on the day he was to give a eulogy at the funeral of close friend, Sir Leslie Melville.

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The folders of reprints were maintained by Arndt but are not comprehensive as he was a prolific writer and wrote for many journals and newspapers on subjects ranging from economics to defence to immigration to development, diplomacy and regional affairs including Indonesia, Malaysia, Timor and the Pacific, to wages and employment, money, banking, monetary theory, the balance of payments, protection, aid, and macroeconomic policy. The folders are mostly chronological with a gap from 1991 to 1993. There are separate folders for Quadrant and translations, and there is also a manuscript for a book. Item 19 is a folder containing notices of meetings and papers relating to the Economic League for European Co-operation with correspondence addressed to Arndt.


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Researchers must sign an access agreement.

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  • English
  • German
  • Italian

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National Library of Australia: MS 6641, Arndt's papers

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Prepared by Maggie Shapley on 5 October 2007




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