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The Changing Sociology of the Australian Academic Economics Profession*


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    The author is indebted to the comments and inputs of Richard Blandy, Owen Covick, John Lodewijks, Amanda Martin and two anonymous referees.

Alex Millmow, School of Business, University of Ballarat, P.O. Box 663, Mt Helen, VIC 3353, Australia. Email:


This article undertakes a census of how the Australian economics profession changed over the span of eleven years. It shows that the academic economics community has become more professionalised. It also explores which departments are expanding or contracting and whether there is any truth in the claim that the profession is becoming more Americanised.