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Australian Economic Growth in Historical Perspective

  • Ian W. McLean

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    (School of Economics, University of Adelaide)

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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