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A Few Hares to Chase


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Preface and Acknowledgements Part One: In Search of Adventure 1: Origins 2: Upbringing 3: Wanderlust 4: War and Captivity Part Two: In Search of Stability 5: Post-War London 6: Hydraulic Machine 7: Stabilisation and Computing 8: Phillips Curve 9: Growth Challenge 10: Econometric Puzzle 11: China and an Ending Annex: A Few Hares To Chase Bibliography

About the Author

Alan Bollard is CEO of Secretariat of Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation and former Governor of the Central Bank of New Zealand. Previously he was Secretary to the NZ Treasury and he has also run New Zealand's competition authority, and the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research. He has also worked in Britain and the Pacific Islands. He has written widely, principally about the New Zealand economy, and he was awarded the CNZM by the New Zealand Government. He met Bill Phillips as a young graduate student and helped restore the famous Phillips hydraulic machine.


What Bollard does, which makes the book so interesting, is to explain Phillips's work in the context of the time he was working and in the context of those working with him. * David G. Mayes, Insurance Risk,Central Banking journal *
Bill Phillips was an extraordinary person, a mensch, and for this reason alone I cannot but recommend that you read this biography by Alan Bollard... Bollard had met Phillips when he was a graduate student, and later learned more about what he had done. He wrote this book to share that experience (p. vi). I would like to thank him for having done so. It is a work of admiration, and rightly so. * Marcel Boumans, The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought *
This short sketch of Bill Phillipswill fill in some gaps for New Zealanders and economists especially connoisseurs of post-second world war LSE history. * Peter Morris, Financial World *
While his life was eventful, his career as an economist was short. Bollard has done a great service by presenting a fascinating account of the life and by reminding us of what Phillips' achievements as an economist actually were. * Kevin D. Hoover, Department of Economics, Duke University *

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