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Interview with Professor Heinz Arndt [sound recording] / interviewer, Peter Coleman
Bib ID 339220
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Arndt, H. W. (Heinz Wolfgang), 1915-2002
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1992 
6 sound tape reels ; 7 in. 
Summary

Arndt summarises his activities as an economist and discusses his interest and involvement in Indonesia. He then talks about his involvement with the Asian Development Bank; Indonesia's economy and his views on the Australian economy. Arndt then gives his views on protectionism, multiculturalism and republicanism. He then talks about his family background; childhood and schooling in Breslau and following his father to Oxford in 1933 and studying Modern Greats. Arndt then discusses his family's war experiences and presence of Nazism at school. He then talks about coming to Sydney in 1946 and his involvement with the establishment of the Fabian Society of N.S.W. and writing a pamphlet on bank nationalisation. In 1951 he came to Canberra to take up the Chair in Economics at Canberra University College. Arndt then describes the reception given to his Chifley Memorial Lecture.

He then talks about the Vietnam War; leaving the Labor Party; involvement with the publication, "World economic crisis : a Commonwealth perspective report" and his academic writings. Arndt then discusses his time as co-editor of "Quadrant" and the careers of his daughter, Bettina, and his two sons.

Notes

Working duplicate and cassette copies made.

Recorded on May 23, 1992 in Canberra.

Digital master available National Library of Australia

Index/Finding Aid Note Summary (4 p.) and corrected transcript (typescript, 95 leaves) 
Subjects Arndt, H. W. (Heinz Wolfgang), 1915-2002 -- Interviews.  |  Economists -- Australia -- Interviews.
Occupation Economists.  |  Academics.
Other authors/contributors Coleman, Peter, 1928-2019, Interviewer

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