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Why Australia prospered : the shifting sources of economic growth

Author: Ian W McLean
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, ©2013.
Series: Princeton economic history of the Western world.
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"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. Beginning with the Aboriginal economy at the end of the eighteenth century, Ian McLean argues that Australia's remarkable prosperity across nearly two centuries was reached and maintained  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ian W McLean
ISBN: 9780691154671 0691154678
OCLC Number: 779097238
Description: xiv, 281 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface and acknowledgments --
Map --
Introduction : weaving analysis and narrative --
What is to be explained, and how --
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.
Series Title: Princeton economic history of the Western world.
Responsibility: Ian W. McLean.

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