Michael McLure

Professor, BA Murd., GradDipEd WAIT, MEc W.Aust., PhD Curtin

  • The University of Western Australia (M251), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 48 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
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Personal profile


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.

Roles and responsibilities

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.

Funding overview

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:

Current projects

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.

Teaching overview

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)


  • History Of Economics: A. C. Pigou And The Cambridge School
  • History Of Economics: Vilfredo Pareto And The Lausanne School
  • Italian Fiscal Sociology
  • History of economic thought

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economic history Social Sciences
economist Social Sciences
academy Social Sciences
Economics Business & Economics
Academy of Sciences Social Sciences
history Social Sciences
economic theory Social Sciences
gold Social Sciences

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Research Output 2001 2019

Applied economics
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Sraffa, Myrdal, and the 1961 Soderstrom Gold Medal

Arthmar, R. & McLure, M., Apr 2019, In : Scandinavian Journal of Economics. 121, 2, p. 843-853 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


The First Serious Optimist: A. C. Pigou and the Birth of Welfare Economics

McLure, M., 1 Apr 2019, In : History of Political Economy. 51, 2, p. 369-373 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature review

Thinking Outside the Box: Edgeworth, Pareto and the Early History of the Box Diagram

McLure, M. & Montesano, A., 25 Jul 2019, In : Economic Record. 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


John Maynard Keynes and the royal Swedish academy

Arthmar, R. & McLure, M., 4 Jul 2018, In : History of European Ideas. 44, 5, p. 605-622 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

economic history
Academy of Sciences
economic theory

Projects 2003 2006