Michael is Professor of Economics and lectures in Monetary Economics and the History of Economic Thought. His primary area of expertise in research is in the sub discipline of the history of economic thought.
Michael is the immediate past President of the Australian Economic Society, WA Branch.
At UWA, Michael is the Graduate Research Coordinator for the Accounting and Finance Department and the Economics Department.
Dr Michael McLure 2004, “Pareto and the Giornale degli Economist: A Sociology of Scientific Knowledge.”, UWA Research Grants Scheme, Funds Approved: $18,199.00. RFCD:
Ms Margaret Giles, Dr Alfred Dockery, Dr Michael McLure 2003, “Unmet student demand for vocational education and training (VET)”, NCVER (National Centr for Vocational Education Research), Funds Approved: $24,621.00. RFCD:
Dr Michael McLure 2002, “Fellowship - A new Paretian Approach to Public Finances and Fiscal Sociology”, University Postdoctoral Research Fellowships, Funds Approved: $4.00. RFCD:
Michael’s long term project is an intellectual history of A. C. Pigou and the Cambridge School.
Collaborations with Other Institutions
In 2009 Michael visited: (i) Aldo Montesano (Università Bocconi) to work on Paretian elements of this project (mainly concerning a translation of Pareto’s Manuale di Economia Politica) and (ii) Cambridge University archives to access the Pigou papers.
History of Economic Ideas,ECON3310
History of Economic Thought,ECON4507
Monetary Economics, ECON3210
Public Economics ECON4405 / ECON5519
Primary research interest: the history of economic thought, with particular reference to Vilfredo Pareto's intellectual legacy in Italy including in the area of fiscal studies; and the comparative intellectual history of the Lausanne and Cambridge traditions in economics.
Italian (intermediate level)