Arndt, Heinz Wolfgang

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Arndt, Heinz Wolfgang

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  • Professor Heinz Arndt MA, BLitt (Oxford)

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1915 - 2002


Professor Heinz Wolfgang Arndt was born in 1915 in Breslau, Germany. His family left in 1933 and Heinz moved to Oxford where he entered Lincoln College until 1938 after which he studied at the London School of Economics. He took up an appointment at the University of Sydney in 1946. In 1950 Arndt moved to Canberra where he took up the chair in economics at Canberra University College and from 1960 the Australian National University (ANU). In 1960-61 he took leave from ANU to work on economic development at the United Nations Commission for Europe in Geneva. On 1 December 1963, Arndt was appointed Head of the Department of Economics at the Research School of Pacific Studies. From 1964 he established the Indonesian Project at the ANU and was a founding editor of the Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies (BIES). He established another journal, Asian-Pacific Economic Literature (APEL) in 1986. Arndt was also a prolific writer and contributor to Quadrant. Professor Arndt died on 6 May 2002 on the day he was to give a eulogy at the funeral of close friend, Sir Leslie Melville.


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academic; economist; university administrator

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Entered from deposit description on 8 May 2012




ANUA 80, Papers, 1939-2002
McCawley, P. “Heinz Arndt: An Appreciation”, Bulletin of Indonesian Studies, vol. 38, no. 2, 2001, pp. 163-76.
Australian National University Calendar 1961; 1963; 1964

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