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The Cambridge Economic History of Australia

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Simon Ville, Glen Withers, William Coleman, Jakob Madsen, Chris Lloyd, Boyd Hunter, Debbie Oxley, David Meredith, Gary Magee, David Greasley, Andrew Seltzer, Jonathan Pincus, Henry Ergas, Lionel Frost, Rodney Maddock, Diane Hutchinson, David Merrett, John Wilson, Tim Hatton, Monica Keneley, Richard Pomfret, Jeff Borland, Mike Keating, Matthew Butlin, Robert Dixon, Peter Lloyd, Martin Shanahan, Edwyna Harris, John Altman, Nicholas Biddle
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  • Date Published: October 2014
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107029491

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  • Australia's economic history is the story of the transformation of an indigenous economy and a small convict settlement into a nation of nearly 23 million people with advanced economic, social and political structures. It is a history of vast lands with rich, exploitable resources, of adversity in war, and of prosperity and nation building. It is also a history of human behaviour and the institutions created to harness and govern human endeavour. This account provides a systematic and comprehensive treatment of the nation's economic foundations, growth, resilience and future, in an engaging, contemporary narrative. It examines key themes such as the centrality of land and its usage, the role of migrant human capital, the tension between development and the environment, and Australia's interaction with the international economy. Written by a team of eminent economic historians, The Cambridge Economic History of Australia is the definitive study of Australia's economic past and present.

    • The first new authoritative economic history of Australia for nearly three decades
    • Draws on a wide range of experts across disciplines and from overseas
    • Provides a systematic and comprehensive treatment of the nation's economic foundations, growth, resilience and future in an engaging, contemporary narrative
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    • Date Published: October 2014
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107029491
    • length: 624 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 160 x 42 mm
    • weight: 1.15kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Simon Ville and Glenn Withers
    Part I. Framework:
    1. The historiography of Australian economic history William Coleman
    2. Economic growth and its drivers since European settlement Jakob Madsen
    3. Analytical frameworks of economic history Chris Lloyd
    Part II. Transition:
    4. The Aboriginal legacy Boyd Hunter
    5. The convict economy Debbie Oxley and David Meredith
    Part III. Economic Expansion of the Colonies:
    6. Technological change Gary Magee
    7. Industrialising Australia's natural capital David Greasley
    8. Labour, skills and migration Andrew Seltzer
    9. Colonial enterprise Simon Ville
    10. Infrastructure and colonial socialism Jonathan Pincus and Henry Ergas
    11. Urbanisation Lionel Frost
    Part IV. A National Economy:
    12. Capital markets Rodney Maddock
    13. Manufacturing Diane Hutchinson
    14. Big business and foreign firms David Merrett
    15. Government and the evolution of public policy John Wilson
    16. The labour market Tim Hatton and Glenn Withers
    17. The service economy Monica Keneley
    Part V. Building the Modern Economy:
    18. Reorientation of trade, investment, migration Richard Pomfret
    19. Microeconomic reform Jeff Borland
    20. The evolution of macroeconomic strategy Mike Keating
    Part VI. Looking Backwards and to the Future:
    21. A statistical narrative: Australia 1800–2010 Matthew Butlin, Robert Dixon and Peter Lloyd
    22. Wealth and welfare Martin Shanahan
    23. Property right regimes and their environmental impacts Edwyna Harris
    24. Refiguring indigenous economies: a 21st century perspective John Altman and Nicholas Biddle
    Appendix Matthew Butlin, Robert Dixon and Peter Lloyd.

  • Editors

    Simon Ville, University of Wollongong, New South Wales
    Simon Ville is Professor of Economic and Business History, and the Head of the School of Humanities and Social Inquiry, in the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts at the University of Wollongong.

    Glenn Withers, Australian National University, Canberra
    Glenn Withers is Professor of Economics in the Arndt-Corden Economics Department, Crawford School at the Australian National University.

    Contributors

    Simon Ville, Glen Withers, William Coleman, Jakob Madsen, Chris Lloyd, Boyd Hunter, Debbie Oxley, David Meredith, Gary Magee, David Greasley, Andrew Seltzer, Jonathan Pincus, Henry Ergas, Lionel Frost, Rodney Maddock, Diane Hutchinson, David Merrett, John Wilson, Tim Hatton, Monica Keneley, Richard Pomfret, Jeff Borland, Mike Keating, Matthew Butlin, Robert Dixon, Peter Lloyd, Martin Shanahan, Edwyna Harris, John Altman, Nicholas Biddle

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