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Australian Economic Growth in Historical Perspective

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  • Ian W. McLean

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    (School of Economics, University of Adelaide)

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This article reviews recent contributions to the evidence on, and interpretations of, the long-run growth of the Australian economy. It is noted that several themes currently prominent in growth theory and empirical growth analysis are reflected in the recent literature on the Australian historical experience. Copyright � 2004 Economic Society of Australia..

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Paper provided by University of Adelaide, School of Economics in its series School of Economics Working Papers with number 2004-01.

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Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: 2004
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  2. Kris Inwood & Les Oxley & Evan Roberts, 2008. "Physical stature and its interpretation in nineteenth century New Zealand," Working Papers in Economics 08/22, University of Canterbury, Department of Economics and Finance.
  3. Margaret McKenzie, 2005. "Privatisation and Economic Growth," Economics Series 2005_21, Deakin University, Faculty of Business and Law, School of Accounting, Economics and Finance.
  4. Rajabrata Banerjee, 2012. "Population Growth and Endogenous Technological Change: Australian Economic Growth in the Long Run," The Economic Record, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 88(281), pages 214-228, 06.
  5. Jorge Álvarez & Henry Willebald, 2013. "Agrarian income distribution, land ownership systems, and economic performance: Settler economies during the first globalization," Documentos de trabajo 30, Programa de Historia Económica, FCS, Udelar.
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