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

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.

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C9006938748 338.994 MACL
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ISBN 9780691154671
0691154678
Dewey 338.994
Author McLean, Ian W.
Title Why Australia prospered : the shifting sources of economic growth / Ian W. McLean.
Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2013.
Physical description xiv, 281 pages illustrations, map 24 cm.
Series Princeton economic history of the Western world
Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents note 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.
Summary 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 National characteristics, Australian.
Industrializatio -- Australia.
Mines and mineral resource -- Australia.
Economic developmen -- Australia.
Australi -- Economic condition -- 21st century.
Australi -- Economic polic -- 21st century.
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