Dr Matthew Smith

BCom Melbourne, MEc Sydney, PhD Sydney
Senior Lecturer

H04 - Merewether Building
The University of Sydney

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Biographical details

Matthew Smith is a graduate of the universities of Melbourne (B.Com) and Sydney (M.Ec, PhD). He has published in international journals, including the History of Political Economy, European Journal of the History of Economic Thought and the Contributions to Political Economy. He is also the author of Thomas Tooke and the Monetary Thought of Classical Economics, Routledge, London, 2011.

Dr. Smith currently serves as the co-editor of the History of Economics Review. His research interests include classical economics, monetary thought and growth theory.

Research interests

  • History of Economic Thought
  • Macroeconomics
  • Classical economics
  • Growth and distribution
  • Monetary economics

Forthcoming Publications

Book Chapter

'Tooke, Thomas and Ricardo', in Elgar Companion to David Ricardo, Edward Elgar, edited by Heinz Kurz and Neri Salvadori, forthcoming 2015.

‘Historical Growth Modelling: Rostow’s “Take-Off” and Rosenstein-Rodan’s “Big Push”’, Development Economics in the Twenty-First Century, edited by D. Gualerzi and C. Sunna, London: Pickering and Chatto, forthcoming2015.

Review

Review ofMillmow, A. J. The Power of Economic Ideas: The Origins of Keynesian Macroeconomic Management in Interwar Australia 1929-1939, 2010, in Journal of the History of Economic Thought, forthcoming 2014.

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2013

  • Sydney Intellectual History Network; Milam J, Aspromourgos A, Borghesi F, Caine B, Ferng J, Fitzmaurice A, Gaukroger S, Helbig D, Karalis V, Kerridge I, Macarthur D, Nassar D, Redding P, Sadurski W, Sevel M, Sluga G, Smith M, Waldow A, Walton K; DVC Research/Research Network Scheme (SyReNS).

Selected publications

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Books

  • Smith, M. (2011). Thomas Tooke and the Monetary Thought of Classical Economics. Oxon: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.

Book Chapters

  • Smith, M. (2013). A Historical Approach to Demand-Led Growth Theory. In E S Levrero, A Palumbo, A Stirati (Eds.), Sraffa and the Reconstruction of Economic Theory: Volume Two: Aggregate Demand, Policy Analysis and Growth, (pp. 120-138). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Smith, M. (2013). Ricardo versus Tooke: On the enduring value of their respective monetary theories to classical economics. In Yuji Sato, Susumu Takenaga (Eds.), Ricardo on Money and Finance: A bicentenary reappraisal, (pp. 179-197). Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Smith, M. (2004). Thomas Tooke's Legacy to Monetary Economics. In Tony Aspromourgos and John Lodewijks (Eds.), History and Political Economy: Essays in Honour of P.D.Groenewegen, (pp. 57-75). London: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.

Journals

  • Smith, M. (2014). William Blake on the effects of government fiscal policy on activity and prices. History of Political Economy, 46(3), 491-523. [More Information]
  • Smith, M. (2012). Demand-led Growth Theory: A Historical Approach. Review of Political Economy, 24(4), 543-573. [More Information]
  • Smith, M. (2009). Thomas Tooke on the Corn Laws. History of Political Economy, 41(2), 343-382.
  • Smith, M. (2008). Thomas Tooke on the Bullionist controversies. European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 15(1), 49-84.
  • Smith, M. (2007). A Survey of Thomas Tooke's Contributions to Political Economy. History of Economics Review, 46(Summer 2007), 106-135.
  • Smith, M. (2006). On Interest and Profit: Thomas Tooke's Major Legacy to Economics. Contributions to Political Economy, 25(1), 1-33.
  • Smith, M. (2003). On central banking "rules";Tooke's critique of the bank charter act of 1844. Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 25(1), 39-61.
  • Smith, M. (2002). Tooke's Approach to Explaining Prices. European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 9(3), 333-358.
  • Smith, M. (2001). Endogenous Money, Interest and Prices: Tooke's Monetary Thought Revisited. Contributions to Political Economy, 20(1), 31-55.

Conferences

  • Smith, M. (2010). Demand-Led Growth Theory: An Historical Approach. Sraffas Production of Commodities by Means of Commodities 1960–2010, Rome: Centro Ricerche e Documentazione Piero Sraffa.

2014

  • Smith, M. (2014). William Blake on the effects of government fiscal policy on activity and prices. History of Political Economy, 46(3), 491-523. [More Information]

2013

  • Smith, M. (2013). A Historical Approach to Demand-Led Growth Theory. In E S Levrero, A Palumbo, A Stirati (Eds.), Sraffa and the Reconstruction of Economic Theory: Volume Two: Aggregate Demand, Policy Analysis and Growth, (pp. 120-138). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Smith, M. (2013). Ricardo versus Tooke: On the enduring value of their respective monetary theories to classical economics. In Yuji Sato, Susumu Takenaga (Eds.), Ricardo on Money and Finance: A bicentenary reappraisal, (pp. 179-197). Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.

2012

  • Smith, M. (2012). Demand-led Growth Theory: A Historical Approach. Review of Political Economy, 24(4), 543-573. [More Information]

2011

  • Smith, M. (2011). Thomas Tooke and the Monetary Thought of Classical Economics. Oxon: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.

2010

  • Smith, M. (2010). Demand-Led Growth Theory: An Historical Approach. Sraffas Production of Commodities by Means of Commodities 1960–2010, Rome: Centro Ricerche e Documentazione Piero Sraffa.

2009

  • Smith, M. (2009). Thomas Tooke on the Corn Laws. History of Political Economy, 41(2), 343-382.

2008

  • Smith, M. (2008). Thomas Tooke on the Bullionist controversies. European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 15(1), 49-84.

2007

  • Smith, M. (2007). A Survey of Thomas Tooke's Contributions to Political Economy. History of Economics Review, 46(Summer 2007), 106-135.

2006

  • Smith, M. (2006). On Interest and Profit: Thomas Tooke's Major Legacy to Economics. Contributions to Political Economy, 25(1), 1-33.

2004

  • Smith, M. (2004). Thomas Tooke's Legacy to Monetary Economics. In Tony Aspromourgos and John Lodewijks (Eds.), History and Political Economy: Essays in Honour of P.D.Groenewegen, (pp. 57-75). London: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.

2003

  • Smith, M. (2003). On central banking "rules";Tooke's critique of the bank charter act of 1844. Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 25(1), 39-61.

2002

  • Smith, M. (2002). Tooke's Approach to Explaining Prices. European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 9(3), 333-358.

2001

  • Smith, M. (2001). Endogenous Money, Interest and Prices: Tooke's Monetary Thought Revisited. Contributions to Political Economy, 20(1), 31-55.

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