Australia's Economy in Its International Context, Volume 2: 1956–2012


Author: Kym Anderson

Publisher: University of Adelaide Press

ISBN: 1922064432

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 704

View: 3691

This two-volume collection brings together the first 56 Joseph Fisher Lectures in economics and commerce, presented at the Adelaide University every other year since 1904. Funds for the Lectures, together with a medal for the top accounting student each year, were kindly provided by a £1,000 endowment to the University by the prominent Adelaide businessman Joseph Fisher in 1903. The Lectures address a wide range of Australian economic issues, in addition to some international economic issues of national significance. They have stood the test of time extremely well, while also providing a reminder of the events and concerns that were prominent at different times during the past century.

Investment in Australian Economic Development, 1861-1900


Author: N. G. Butlin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107633958

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 502

View: 718

Originally published in 1964, this book presents a study of domestic capital formation in Australia from 1860 to 1900, a period of vigorous economic expansion. The text is divided into four main parts: the first discusses the conditions of Australian economic growth; the second is a historical analysis of private investment; the third studies investment in communications in relation to the public sector; the fourth investigates structural readjustment in the light of the end of expansion. Illustrative figures and numerous tables are also included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Australian history and the development of the Australian economy.

The Idea of Labour Law


Author: Guy Davidov,Brian Langille

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191648078

Category: Law

Page: 456

View: 6181

Labour law is widely considered to be in crisis by scholars of the field. This crisis has an obvious external dimension - labour law is attacked for impeding efficiency, flexibility, and development; vilified for reducing employment and for favouring already well placed employees over less fortunate ones; and discredited for failing to cover the most vulnerable workers and workers in the "informal sector". These are just some of the external challenges to labour law. There is also an internal challenge, as labour lawyers themselves increasingly question whether their discipline is conceptually coherent, relevant to the new empirical realities of the world of work, and normatively salient in the world as we now know it. This book responds to such fundamental challenges by asking the most fundamental questions: What is labour law for? How can it be justified? And what are the normative premises on which reforms should be based? There has been growing interest in such questions in recent years. In this volume the contributors seek to take this body of scholarship seriously and also to move it forward. Its aim is to provide, if not answers which satisfy everyone, intellectually nourishing food for thought for those interested in understanding, explaining and interpreting labour laws - whether they are scholars, practitioners, judges, policy-makers, or workers and employers.

Portrait of the Family Within the Total Economy

A Study in Longrun Dynamics, Australia 1788-1990


Author: Graeme Donald Snooks

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521458337

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 311

View: 849

This book looks at the role of the household economy in the process of economic change. It considers the household within the context of the total economy and analyses longrun dynamic processes in Western society.

OECD Economic Surveys: Australia 2004


Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264007296


Page: 248

View: 8190

This 2004 OECD Economic Survey of Australia presents a comprehensive overview of the Australian economy. The special chapter covers competition and economic performance.

International Trade and Neoliberal Globalism

Towards Re-peripheralisation in Australia, Canada and Mexico?


Author: Paul Bowles,Ray Broomhill,Teresa Gutiérrez-Haces,Stephen McBride

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134094892

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 9682

International trade must be analysed within the historical context within which it occurs. Behind the statistics on trade flows lie power structures, class interests and international hierarchies. These change over time and how countries respond to them has critical implications for their citizen’s well-being. In this book, the history of trade in Australia, Canada and Mexico is analysed. Trade agreements are analysed in detail to explore the new forms that dependence and subordination have taken. Arguing that the free trade agreements are significantly biased in favour of the United States, the contributors analyse how each of the three countries are being subject to specific forms of re-peripheralisation and examine possible alternatives for a progressive future based on an integration in the global economy which enhances, rather than limits, democracy and social justice. By providing an historical and critical account of trade policy in the three countries, the book provides a welcome antidote to the ahistorical accounts of free trade supporters.

Disequilibrium, Growth and Labor Market Dynamics

Macro Perspectives


Author: Carl Chiarella,Peter Flaschel,Gangolf Groh,Willi Semmler,Henry Arnhold Professor of Economics Willi Semmler

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540649090

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

View: 4027

This volume is a review which presents both a basic science and clinical perspective on neuroprotective approaches to acute and chronic neurodegenerative conditions. Experts from both fields review current areas of neuroprotection. The book describes basic science discovery in stroke research and the application of such research within the pharmaceutical industry leading to the development of neuroprotective drugs.

The Australian Trade Practices Act 1974

Proscriptions and Prescriptions for a More Competitive Economy


Author: D.K. Round

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401583242

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 238

View: 3624

This book presents a collection of papers which evaluate the achievements of the Australian Trade Practices Act 1974 in making Australian markets more competitive. The contributors have all played major roles in Australian and New Zealand antitrust actions, either as expert economic witnesses, as antitrust enforcers, as judges or as quasi-judicial administrators. No other publication presents such in-depth economic analysis of the Act and the cases decided under it in its first two decades of its operation. As well as an introductory paper, this collection includes a foreword by the Hon. George Gear, Assistant Treasurer of the Australian Government and Minister responsible for the administration of the Act, plus two broad analytical overviews of the last two decades of Australian antitrust actions by two economists who have continually been at the heart of antitrust proceedings. In addition, papers are provided which give a judicial view of the Act and economic analysis, which compare the Act with its New Zealand counterpart. Other contributions look in detail at those sections of the Act which cover mergers, misuse of market power, price-fixing and vertical practices. The book shows that the Act has had a major impact on Australian market behavior. Judges, lawyers and economists between them have produced a truly Australian approach to antitrust, which has reflected overseas trends in both law and economics, as well as developed a unique Australian flavor. The book will be of interest to academic and practicing lawyers and economists, judges and corporate executives. It will be essential reading for Australian students in undergraduate courses in antitrust law, business regulation, antitrust economics and industrial organization. It provides by far the most comprehensive economic evaluation of Australian antitrust yet published and so will be the definitive source of information on this topic for non-Australians interested in comparative antitrust legislation and enforcement issues.

Financial Assets, Debt and Liquidity Crises

A Keynesian Approach


Author: Matthieu Charpe,Carl Chiarella,Peter Flaschel,Willi Semmler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139497456

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 456

View: 7485

The macroeconomic development of most major industrial economies is characterised by boom-bust cycles. Normally such boom-bust cycles are driven by specific sectors of the economy. In the financial meltdown of the years 2007–9 it was the credit sector and the real-estate sector that were the main driving forces. This book takes on the challenge of interpreting and modelling this meltdown. In doing so it revives the traditional Keynesian approach to the financial-real economy interaction and the business cycle, extending it in several important ways. In particular, it adopts the Keynesian view of a hierarchy of markets and introduces a detailed financial sector into the traditional Keynesian framework. The approach of the book goes beyond the currently dominant paradigm based on the representative agent, market clearing and rational economic agents. Instead it proposes an economy populated with heterogeneous, rationally bounded agents attempting to cope with disequilibria in various markets.