Colin Clark

Colin Clark

Name: Colin Clark

Epoch: Early 20th Century (the \'Long Early Twentieth Century\')

Grouping Field: Humanities (Ideas Formatted as Ideas) and Social Science (Models)

Location Grouping: Individual\'s Work Location

Map Coordinates: 27°28\'17.7\"S 153°01\'23.4\"E

Years At Location: 1938-1952

One Historical Setting: Mr. Colin Grant Clark, Director of the Bureau of Industry, Government Statistician and Financial Adviser, Treasury Building, Brisbane City (1938)

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Colin Clark worked as the Director of the Bureau of Industry, as the government statistician and a financial adviser to the Treasury.

Impact On Brisbane Society

Colin Clark is probably Queensland’s most distinguished economist to date. For recognition of his life’s work, Clark had received honorary degrees from Tilbury University, the University of Milan, Monash University and the University of Queensland. Outside of Queensland, Clark had worked as the Director of the Institute for Research in Agricultural Economics, University of Oxford, and served on Pope Paul VI’s Commission on Population and Birth Control.


A. G. Kenwood, ‘Clark, Colin Grant (1905–1989)’, Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, published first in hardcopy 2007, accessed online 18 December 2017.

Clark, Colin; Perkins, J. O. N. (James Oliver Newton); Ironmonger, D. S. (Duncan Standon); and Tran, Van Hoa. National Income and Economic Progress: Essays in Honour of Colin Clark, Macmillan, Basingstoke, 1988.

Grattan, C. (Clinton) Hartley. Colin Clark on Australia, University of Notre Dame Press, Notre Dame, Ind, 1958.

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Colin Clark. Photographer: Nijs, Jac. de / Anefo [,_links_Colin_Clarke_en_rechts_mr_Romme,_Bestanddeelnr_914-5126.jpg, CC0,]