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H. C. Coombs was one of the most influential Australians of the twentieth century. Born in 1906, he is best known as the governor of the Reserve Bank, but the breadth of his activities and his commitment to public life until his death is unsurpassed. Tim Rowse traces Coombs' life from his childhood in Western Australia to his many roles as policy maker, change agent, advocate and adviser. Particularly interested in Coombs as an economist, Tim Rowse shows that a key motif in his life as a public servant was to create an economic rationality among the political elite that was socially integrative and that looked beyond the strictures of economics to environmental sustainability, scientific and artistic creativity. This 2002 book covers Coombs' life from birth to death, providing intriguing insights into the life of one of Australia's most influential people.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521677837
ISBN-10: 0521677831
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 446
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 27-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Tim Rowse

Tim Rowse is a Senior Research Fellow, History Program, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University.

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