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The Australian economy and the global downturn, Part 1: Reasons for resilience

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  • Tony McDonald

    (Treasury, Government of Australia)

  • Steven Morling

    (Treasury, Government of Australia)

Abstract

The Global Financial Crisis was followed by the deepest recession in the world economy since World War II. The Australian economy slowed, but did not fall into recession, performing better during this period than most other advanced economies on nearly all relevant indicators. This article documents the financial and economic developments during that episode and examines a range of factors that have been put forward for the relatively strong performance of the Australian economy.

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  • Tony McDonald & Steven Morling, 2011. "The Australian economy and the global downturn, Part 1: Reasons for resilience," Economic Roundup, The Treasury, Australian Government, issue 2, pages 1-31, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:tsy:journl:journl_tsy_er_2011_2_1
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    Cited by:

    1. Gregory, Robert G., 2012. "Living standards, terms of trade and foreign ownership: reflections on the Australian mining boom," Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 56(2), June.
    2. repec:spr:soinre:v:132:y:2017:i:3:d:10.1007_s11205-016-1337-y is not listed on IDEAS
    3. Silvio Tarca & Marek Rutkowski, 2014. "Assessing the Basel II Internal Ratings-Based Approach: Empirical Evidence from Australia," Papers 1412.0064, arXiv.org, revised Jul 2016.
    4. John Humphreys, 2012. "The Treasury's Non-modelling of the Stimulus," Agenda - A Journal of Policy Analysis and Reform, Australian National University, College of Business and Economics, School of Economics, vol. 19(2), pages 39-52.
    5. repec:kap:policy:v:50:y:2017:i:2:d:10.1007_s11077-016-9261-1 is not listed on IDEAS

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    Keywords

    business cycle; general outlook;

    JEL classification:

    • E60 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - General
    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles

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