Why Australia prospered : the shifting sources of economic growth
by
 
McLean, Ian W.

Title
Why Australia prospered : the shifting sources of economic growth

Author
McLean, Ian W.

ISBN
9780691154671

Personal Author
McLean, Ian W.

Publication Information
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2013.

Physical Description
xiv, 281 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.

Series
The Princeton economic history of the Western world
 
Princeton economic history of the Western world.

Series Title
The Princeton economic history of the Western world
 
Princeton economic history of the Western world.

General Note
Formerly CIP.

Contents
Preface and acknowledgments -- Map -- Introduction : weaving analysis and narrative -- What is to be explained, and how comparative levels of gdp per capita -booms, busts, and stagnation in domestic prosperity -- Origins : an economy built from scratch? -- Squatting, colonial autocracy, and imperial policies -- Becoming very rich -- Depression, drought, and federation -- A succession of negative shocks -- The pacific war and the second golden age -- Shocks, policy shifts, and another long boom -- The shifting bases of prosperity -- References -- Index.

Abstract
This book is the first comprehensive account of how Australia attained the world's highest living standards within a few decades of European settlement, and how the nation has sustained an enviable level of income to the present. Ian W. McLean is from the University of Adelaide, Australia.

Subject Term
Economic development -- Australia.

Geographic Term
Australia -- Economic policy -- 21st century.

Format
Books


LibraryMaterial TypeShelf NumberLibraryLocationHolding Information
ParramattaBook338.994 MACLParramattaAdult Non-fiction