Sir Douglas Berry Copland

Date of birth

24 February 1894 at Timaru

Parents

Alex Copland

Married

Ruth V Jones 1919

Children

Two daughters

Education

  • Waimate Primary School
  • MA First Class Honours Economics Canterbury University 1915
  • Doctor of Science (D Sc) Economics University of New Zealand 1925
  • Doctor of Letters (Litt D) Melbourne University 1933
  • Hon Litt D Queensland University 1935
  • Harvard University 1936
  • Doctor of Laws (LLD) McGill University 1949
  • Clark University 1954
  • Carleton University 1954
  • University of Colombia 1954
  • Adelaide, Tasmania
  • Doctor of Civil Law (DCL) Bishop’s University 1955
  • Melbourne University 1963
  • LLD Australian National University 1967

Honours

  • Knight Commander of the British Empire, 1950
  • Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George, 1933

Career

  • Lecturer in History and Economics - University of Tasmania 1917
  • Director of Tutorial Classes - University of Tasmania 1917
  • Professor of Economics University of Tasmania 1924-44
  • President ANZAAS 1952
  • Professor of Commerce and Dean of the Faculty of Commerce University of
  • Melbourne 1934-37 (Acting Vice Chancellor 1936)
  • Chairman State Economics Commission, Victoria 1938-45
  • Commonwealth Prices Commissioner 1939-45
  • Commissioner Victoria State Savings bank 1940-45
  • Economic Consultant to Prime Minister 1941-45
  • Truby Williams Professor of Economics University of Melbourne 1944-45
  • Prof Emeritus University of Melbourne 1946
  • Australian Minister to China 1946-48
  • Member American Philosophical Society 1948
  • Vice Chancellor Australian University 1948-53
  • Australian High Commissioner, Canada 1953-56
  • Australian Delegate United Nations (UN) 1945, 1953-54
  • Chairman Economic Commission United Nations 1954
  • President Economic and Social Council (UN) 1954-55
  • First Principal Australian Administration Staff College 1956-60
  • Editor-in-Chief “Economic Record” 1925-45
  • Lectured extensively in Australia, United Kingdom and United States of America
  • President Economic Society of Australia and New Zealand 1928
  • Served many Government Commissions, Australia and New Zealand
  • Leader Australian Trade Mission North America 1960
  • Director Ansett Transport Industries
  • President National Council for Economic Development
  • Member Immigration Planning Council 1949

Author

  • Monetary Policy Australia 1926 (with EOG Shann)
  • Crisis in Australia Finance 1931
  • Battle of Plans 1931
  • Australia Price Structure 1933
  • Australia in World Crisis 1929-33, 1934 (with CV James)
  • Cross Currents in Australia Finance 1937
  • Australia Marketing Problems 1938
  • Australia Trade Problems 1938
  • Towards Total War 1942
  • Road to High Employment 1945
  • Report to PM on Economic Conditions in United Kingdom, United States and Canada 1945
  • Australia Economy 1945
  • Back to Earth in Economics Australia 1948
  • Inflation and Expansion 1952
  • Adventure of Growth 1960
  • Giblin: The Scholar and the Man (ed) 1960
  • The Changing Structure of the Western Economy