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    Title: John Bell Condliffe Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1918-1981
    Collection Number: 90015
    Creator: Condliffe, J. B. (John Bell), 1891-1981
    Collection Size: 22 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 envelope (9.7 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Speeches and writings, correspondence, and printed matter, relating to various aspects of world economic conditions, especially international trade, the history of the development of world commerce, and the economic development of Australia, New Zealand and the entire Pacific basin region. Includes autobiographical writings.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], John Bell Condliffe papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1990.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Access Points

    Economic development.
    Australia--Economic conditions.
    New Zealand--Economic conditions.
    Pacific Area.
    Pan-Pacific relations.
    New Zealand.

    Chronological Biography

    1891, Dec. 23 Born, Melbourne, Australia
    1913 B.A., Canterbury College
    1914 M.A., University of Canterbury
    1915 Lecturer in Economics, University of Canterbury
    1914-1918 Served in the First World War with the New Zealand Division
    1916 Married Olive Grace Mills
    1919-1920 Gainville and Caius College, Cambridge
    1920-1926 Professor of Economics, Canterbury College
    1925 Attended the first conference of the Institute of Pacific Relations at Honolulu
    1927 Received the degree of D.Sc. in Economics from the University of New Zealand;

    Author, Problems of the Pacific
    1927-1931 Research Secretary, Institute of Pacific Relations, Hawaii
    1930 Author, New Zealand in the Making
    1930-1931 Visiting Professor of Economics, University of Michigan
    1931 Author, Problems of Food and Population in the Pacific Area, and The Pacific Area in International Relations
    1931-1937 Member, Economic Intelligence Service, League of Nations
    1932 Author, China To-Day: Economic
    1933 Author, World Economic Survey
    1935 Author, A Short History of New Zealand, and War and Depression
    1937-1939 Professor of Commerce, University of London
    1938 Author, Markets and the Problem of Peaceful Change, and A Survey of International Research in Europe
    1939 Recipient of Howland Memorial Prize, Yale University

    Author, The Changing Structure of Economic Life
    1940-1958 Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley
    1940 Author, The Reconstruction of World Trade
    1941 Author, Report Upon a Survey International House, University of California, Berkeley
    1942 Received Honorary degree of LL.D., Occidental College

    Author, Agenda For a Postwar World
    1943 Author, The Economic Pattern of World Population
    1943-1944 Research Associate, Institute of International Studies, Yale University
    1943-1947 Associate Director, Division of Economics and History, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
    1944 Author, The Foreign Economic Policy of the United States, and The Common Interest in International Economic Organisation
    1945 Naturalized citizen of the United States

    Author, How Much Tariff Protection for Farm Products?, La Politica Economic Exterior De Estados Unidos, Exchange Stabilization, and World Economic Survey
    1946 Author, Proposals For Consideration by an International Conference on Trade and Development
    1947 Author, Obstacles to Multilateral Trading and The Foreign Loan Policy of the United States
    1950 Recipient of Wendell Wilkie Prize

    Author, The Commerce of Nations, The Economic Consequences of Scientific Research, and Point Four and the World Economy
    1951 Author, Technological Progress and Economic Development and International Trade and Economic Nationalism
    1953 Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
    1957 Received Honorary Litt.D. degree, University of New Zealand
    1959-1960 Adviser, Indian National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi
    1959 Author, The Welfare State in New Zealand
    1961-1967 Senior Economist, Stanford Research Institute
    1964 Author, The Development of Australia
    1965 Author, Foresight and Enterprise and From Adam Smith to Keynes -and After
    1966 Author, The Balancing of International Payment: Money and Goods
    1967 Author, The University and Technology
    1969 Author, The Economic Outlook for New Zealand
    1971 Author, Te Rangi Hiroa
    1973 Erskine Fellow, University of Canterbury
    1974 Author, Defunct Economists
    1977 Gold Cross, Royal Order of Phoenix (Greece)
    1981 Author, Reminiscences of the Institute of Pacific Relations
    1981, Dec. 23 Died, Walnut Creek, California