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McLean, Ian W.

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Works: 47 works in 86 publications in 1 language and 1,194 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HD82, 330.994
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Why Australia prospered : the shifting sources of economic growth by Ian W McLean( Book )
10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 528 libraries worldwide
"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 by several shifting factors. These included imperial policies, favorable demographic characteristics, natural resource abundance, institutional adaptability and innovation, and growth-enhancing policy responses to major economic shocks, such as war, depression, and resource discoveries. Natural resource abundance in Australia played a prominent role in some periods and faded during others, but overall, and contrary to the conventional view of economists, it was a blessing rather than a curse. McLean shows that Australia's location was not a hindrance when the international economy was centered in the North Atlantic, and became a positive influence following Asia's modernization. Participation in the world trading system, when it flourished, brought significant benefits, and during the interwar period when it did not, Australia's protection of domestic manufacturing did not significantly stall growth. McLean also considers how the country's notorious origins as a convict settlement positively influenced early productivity levels, and how British imperial policies enhanced prosperity during the colonial period. He looks at Australia's recent resource-based prosperity in historical perspective, and reveals striking elements of continuity that have underpinned the evolution of the country's economy since the nineteenth century."--Book jacket
The Australian economy in the long run ( Book )
7 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 332 libraries worldwide
Australian growth : a California perspective by Ian W McLean( Book )
12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
Abstract: Examination of special cases assists understanding of the mechanics of long-run economic growth more generally. Australia and California are two economies having the rare distinction of achieving 150 years of sustained high and rising living standards for rapidly expanding populations. They are suitable comparators since in some respects they are quite similar, especially in their initial conditions in the mid-nineteenth century, their legal and cultural inheritances, and with respect to some long-term performance indicators. However, their growth trajectories have differed markedly in some sub-periods, and over the longer term with respect to the growth in the size of their economies. Most important, the comparison of an economy that remained a region in a much larger national economy with one that evolved into an independent political unit helps identify the role of several key policies. California had no independent monetary policy, or exchange rate, or controls over immigration or capital movements, or trade policy. Australia did, and after 1900 pursued an increasingly interventionist and inward-oriented development strategy until the 1970s. What difference did this make to long-run growth? And what other factors, exogenous and endogenous, account for the differences that have emerged between two economies that shared such similar initial conditions?
The productivity of U.S. states since 1880 by Kris James Mitchener( Book )
7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
Abstract: This study uses state-level variation in labor productivity levels at twenty-year intervals between 1880 and 1980 to examine the relative importance of institutional and geographical influences in explaining observed and persistent differences in standards of living over time and across regions. Focusing on fundamental rather than proximate influences, we find that both institutional characteristics and some physical geography characteristics account for a high proportion of the differences in state productivity levels: states with navigable waterways, a large minerals endowment, and no slaves in 1860, on average, had higher labor productivity levels throughout the sample period. However, we find little support for two other influences that have previously received attention climate and latitude
The distributional impact of the depression in Australia and the United States by Ian W McLean( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Curious colony : a twenty first century Wunderkammer by Lisa Slade( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Telephone pricing and cross-subsidization under the PMG, 1901 to 1975 by Ian W McLean( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Trends in the composition of consumer expenditure Australia 1854-1913 by Ian W McLean( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Recovery from the 1890s depression : Australia in an Argentine mirror by Ian W McLean( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Living standards in Australia, 1890-1940 : evidence and conjectures by Ian W McLean( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
U.S. regional growth and convergence, 1880-1980 by Kris James Mitchener( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Consumer prices in Australia 1850-1914 by Ian W McLean( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
The supply of gold under the pre-1914 gold standard by Barry J Eichengreen( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Growth and technological change in agriculture, Victoria 1870-1910 by Ian W McLean( Book )
1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Supply-side shocks : the case of Australian gold by Rodney Maddock( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
No flash in the pan : resource abundance and economic growth in California 1848-1910 by Ian W McLean( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
The demand for agricultural research in Australia, 1870-1914 by Ian W McLean( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Saving in settler economies : Australian and North American comparisons by Ian W McLean( Book )
2 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
The distributional impact of the Depression in the United States by Ian W McLean( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Growth in a small open economy : a historical view by Ian W McLean( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
 
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English (56)
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