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Learning from Other Economies: The Unique Institutional and Policy Experiments Down Under

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  • Richard B. Freeman

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This paper argues that detailed studies of particular economies, such as Bob Gregory%u2019s work on Australia, are relevant to all of economics. The paper builds on the concept of a model species from biology to develop the notion of a model economy %u2013 one whose experiences illuminate fundamental economic issues; examines the criterion for an economy to serve as a model economy; and describes three areas %u2013 labour relations and the awards system of wage-setting, marketizing public services and growth through immigration and natural resources %u2013 where Australian experience provides insights into economic behaviour and the operation of markets broadly.

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Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 12116.

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Publication status: published as Freeman, Richard B. "Learning From Other Economies: The Unique Institutional And Policy Experiments Down Under," Economic Record, 2006, v82(257,Jun), 195-206.
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  1. Richard B. Freeman, 2007. "Learning from Other Economies - for example from Somewhere Down Under," CESifo DICE Report, Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 5(3), pages 33-37, October.
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  3. Samantha Farmakis‐Gamboni & David Prentice, 2011. "When Does Reducing Union Bargaining Power Increase Productivity? Evidence from the Workplace Relations Act," The Economic Record, The Economic Society of Australia, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 87(279), pages 603-616, December.
  4. Chris Doucouliagos & Phillip Hone & Mehmet Ulubasoglu, 2006. "Discrimination, Peformance and Career Progression in Australian Public Sector Labor Markets," Economics Series 2006_07, Deakin University, Faculty of Business and Law, School of Accounting, Economics and Finance.

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