Australian Economic History Review

The Australian Economic History Review is concerned with the historical treatment of economic, social and business issues, particularly relating to the countries in the Asia-Pacific region, including Australia and New Zealand, and parts of the region. Papers examine these issues not only from the perspective of economic history but also from the related disciplines of history, economics, history of economic thought, industrial relations, demography, sociology, politics and business studies. New methodological approaches are particularly welcome. The editors also wish to promote the exchange of critical comments on important topics in these fields.

In addition to its role as a leading journal of scholarly articles in the broad discipline of economic history, the Australian Economic History Review aims to provide a forum for frank and informal views on the teaching, research and institutional location of economic history.

Triennially: March, July, November.

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Latest articles

Effects of Pastoralism and Rabbits on the Economy and Culture of the Diyari People of North-Eastern South Australia
Excise Tax Harmonisation in Australia at Federation
Born Global, Made Local: Multinational Enterprise and Australia's Early Wireless Industry
The Evolution of Australian Monetary Policy in the 1950s
Macroeconomic Consequences of Terms of Trade Episodes, Past and Present
Tim Robinson, Tim Atkin, Mark Caputo, Hao Wang, ONLINE EARLY
In the Aftermath: Consumer Choice and the Deregulation of Australian Retail Banking, 1988–1993
Judy Taylor, Gary Magee, ONLINE EARLY
Conditions of Successful Land Reform: A Study of Micronesia
Dongwoo Yoo, Edwyna Harris, ONLINE EARLY
Laying the Victorians to Rest: Funerals, Memorials, and the Funeral Business in Nineteenth-Century Otago
Alexander Trapeznik, Austin Gee, ONLINE EARLY
The Beginnings of the Japanese Medical Instruments Industry and the Adaptation of Western Medicine to Japan, 1880–1937
Pierre-Yves Donzé, ONLINE EARLY

Volume 55 (3)

Editors' Notes
Lionel Frost, Andrew Seltzer, vol. 55 (3): 235-237
Biology, Complexion, and Socioeconomic Status: Accounting for Nineteenth Century Body Mass Index by Race
Scott Alan Carson, vol. 55 (3): 238-255
Simon Ville and Glenn Withers (eds), The Cambridge Economic History of Australia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 668 + xxi pp. ISBN: 9787 1 107 0249 1. Hardcover £120.
Stephen Broadberry, vol. 55 (3): 301-310
Marjorie Harper and Douglas Copland, Scholar, Economist, Diplomat. Melbourne: Miegunyah Press, 2013. ix + 548 pp. ISBN: 9780522862843. Hardback, $59.99 in Australian dollars.
Stuart Macintyre, vol. 55 (3): 311-313
Kerrie Round and Martin Shanahan, From Protection to Competition: The Politics of Trade Practices Reform in Australia. Sydney: The Federation Press, 2015. xi + 244 pp. ISBN 978 1 86287 969 0. Hardcover A$125.
David Merrett, vol. 55 (3): 313-315
Clare Wright, The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka. Melbourne: Text Publishing, 2013. 539 pp. ISBN: 9781922147370. Hardback $45.
Kosmas Tsokhas, vol. 55 (3): 315-317
Howard Cox and Simon Mowatt, Revolutions from Grub Street: A History of Magazine Publishing in Britain. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. 288 pp. ISBN: 978 0 19 960163 9. Hardcover A$71.95.
Jennifer Laing, vol. 55 (3): 317-318
Leslie Rosenthal, The River Pollution Dilemma in Victorian England: Nuisance Law Versus Economic Efficiency. Farnham: Ashgate, 2014. 253 + xiv pp. ISBN: 978 1 4094 4182 3. £75.
Jonathan Chapman, vol. 55 (3): 318-320
Anders Ögren and Lars Fredrik Øksendal (eds), The Gold Standard Peripheries: Monetary Policy, Adjustment and Flexibility in a Global Setting. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. 265 pp. ISBN: 9780230343177. Hardback £72.
Kosmas Tsokhas, vol. 55 (3): 320-321

Volume 55 (2)

Introduction: Health, Human Capital, and Early Economic Development in Australia and New Zealand
Kris Inwood, Hamish Maxwell-Stewart, vol. 55 (2): 105-111
Estimating the Aboriginal Population in Early Colonial Australia: The Role of Chickenpox Reconsidered
Boyd H. Hunter, John Carmody, vol. 55 (2): 112-138