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Don Lamberton interviewed by Ann Moyal [sound recording]
Bib ID 644111
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Lamberton, D. M. (Donald McLean), 1927- 2014, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2002 Sept. 2 
2 sound files (ca. 119 min.) 
Summary

Prof. Lamberton recalls his family background; his education, Commonwealth scholarship to Sydney University (1945); influences on his thinking about Economics while at University; employment after graduation; his first book (Share Prices Indices in Australia, 1958); scholarship to Oxford University. He speaks about the publication of his PhD thesis (The Theory of Profit, 1965); Fulbright Scholarship (University of Pittsburg, USA, 1966); other books he's had published; his achievements as Prof. of Economics at Queensland University; society's dependence on computerised systems; involvement in national policy formulation, telecommunications' research and policy; methodology and style of his work over the years; conciliatory approach to mainstream economics & paradigm shift; establishment & editorship of Prometheus (Journal); Nobel Prize winners for Information Economics; discussion of his next book & search for new paradigms.

Biography/History

Prof. Lamberton, Prof. of Economics, Deputy Director, Centre for International Research on Communication and Information Technologies, South Melbourne, Vic. (1989-1992); then moved to the Australian National University as a Visiting Fellow, first with the Urban Research Program & since 1999 with the Graduate Program in Public Policy. Along with this position, Prof. Lamberton has also held from time to time Visiting/Adjunct Professorial appointments with Deakin University, University of Melbourne, University of Technology, Sydney, Murdoch University, and Curtin University of Technology.

Notes

Recorded on Sept. 2, 2002 at the National Library of Australia, Canberra, A.C.T.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 53 leaves) available. 
Subjects Lamberton, D. M. (Donald McLean), 1927-2014 -- Interviews.  |  Economists -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Information theory in economics.  |  Telecommunication -- Economic aspects.
Occupation Economists.  |  Academics.
Other authors/contributors Moyal, Ann, 1926-2019, Interviewer

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