Max Corden is a Professorial Fellow in the Department of Economics at The University of Melbourne, and Emeritus Professor of International Economics of the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University.
He is a graduate of The University of Melbourne and the London School of Economics. He has also held positions as a Fellow of Nuffield College Oxford, and as a Professor at the ANU.
Max Corden is recognised as a world leader in the field of international economics - most notably for his work on trade protection, where his book 'Trade Policy and Economic Welfare' is regarded as a classic. He has also made significant contributions to the study of developing economies, and to public policy in Australia.
He was made a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences in 1977 and of the British Academy in 1997, and in 2001 was made a Companion of the Order of Australia.
Over an academic career spanning more than forty years, Max has published numerous articles and several books, mostly in the field of international economics, both theory and policy. He is best known for his work on the theory of trade protection. His research interests have also included the macroeconomic policies of developing countries, and economic policy in Australia.
He is the author of The Theory of Protection (1971), Trade Policy and Economic Welfare (1974, 1997), Inflation, Exchange Rates and the World Economy (1977, 1985), Protection, Trade and Growth (1985), International Trade Theory and Policy (1992), Economic Policy, Exchange Rates and the International System (1994), and the Road to Reform (1997).
His most recent book is Too Sensational: On the Choice of Exchange Rate Regimes (2002).