Reshaping Australia's Economy draws together some of the best economists and public policy analysts in Australia to contribute to a major assessment and 'audit' of the economy. The book assesses the economy's recent performance in achieving an environment which encourages sustainable economic growth with an equitable income distribution. It then goes on to pinpoint what is required to ensure vigorous growth with socially and environmentally acceptable outcomes for the future. Leading economists include Stephen Dowrick, Bob Stimson, Jeff Borland, Mark Wooden, Bill Shields, Bruce Chapman, Glenn Withers, Vince FitzGerald, Kym Anderson and David Throsby. Chapters by contributors such as Ian Manning, Brian Howe, Jane Marceau and Kevin O'Connor consider the issues of equitable distribution of the benefits of growth.
• Both a succinct survey of the Australian economy and an assessment of its performance • Best list of contributors possible; most internationally known • Both a scholarly and business market possible internationally, student paperback sales in Australia too
Part I. Patterns of Growth: 1. Productivity boom: miracle or mirage? Steve Dowrick; 2. Australia in the international economy Kym Anderson; 3. Economic geography and growth in Australia Kevin O'Connor, Robert J. Stimson and Scott Baum; Part II. Growth and Equity: 4. Liberalism and economic policy Fred Argy; 5. Equity and growth Ian Manning; 6. Economic growth and the ethical state: refashioning an Australian settlement Brian Howe; 7. The environment, sustainable development and the Australian economy David Throsby; Part III. New Frontiers, Innovation and Governance: 8. New frontiers of growth Terry Cutler; 9. Innovation in Australia: where to now Jane Marceau; 10. Efficiency in capital markets Bill Shields; 11. Public governance and growth Michael Keating; 12. Corporate governance and growth Greg Turnidge; Part IV. Labour Markets, Human Resources and Demography: 13. Unemployment Jeff Borland; 14. Efficiency in markets: labour and industrial relations Mark Wooden; 15. Human capital accumulation: education and immigration Bruce Chapman and Glenn Withers; 16. Demography and growth Vince FitzGerald.