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  1. Fair share: competing claims and Australia's economic future - Stephen Bell, Michael Keating 2018

    Book Required

  2. Economics: the user's guide - Ha-Joon Chang 2014

    Book Recommended

  3. Week 2: Topic 2: The Nature of Economic Analysis 10 items
    1. Economists and Policy Analysis. - Steven E. Rhoads 1978

      Article Recommended

    2. Ungoverning the economy: the political economy of Australian economic policy - Stephen Bell 1997

      Book Recommended Read pp. 43-47: The power of economists? High Use copy held in Social Sciences and Humanities Library. Copyright Act prevents online access.

    3. How to argue with an economist: reopening political debate in Australia - Lindy Edwards 2007 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read chapters 3: Economic rationalism's grip on power; and, 5: Key ideas in economics.

    4. The Ubiquitous Rise of Economists - John Markoff, Verónica Montecinos 1993-1

      Article Recommended

    5. Zombie economics: how dead ideas still walk among us - John Quiggin 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    6. A brief history of neoliberalism - David Harvey 2005 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

  4. Week 3: Topic 3: Markets and market failure 5 items
    1. Rethinking governance: the centrality of the state in modern society - Stephen Bell, Andrew Hindmoor 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read chapter 6: Governance through Markets and Contracts.

    2. Free to choose: a personal statement - Milton Friedman, Rose Friedman 1980

      Book Recommended Read pp. 13-14: The Role of Prices; and, 27-33: The Role of Government.

    3. The Great Transformation: The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time - Karl Polanyi 2014 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read chapter 6: The Self-Regulating Market and the Fictitious Commodities: Labor, Land, and Money.

    4. The Strange Non-Death of Neoliberalism - Colin Crouch 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read chapter 2: The Market and its Limitation

  5. Week 4: Topic 4: The economic role of the state 8 items
    1. The state: theories and issues - Colin Hay, Michael Lister, David Marsh 2006 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read introduction: Theories of the State

    2. The Strange Non-Death of Neoliberalism - Colin Crouch 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    3. The Modern State - Christopher Pierson 2012 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    4. Economics: a new introduction - Hugh Stretton 1999 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read chapter 36: What private enterprises need from government: a shortest summary

    5. The modern state: theories and ideologies - Erika Cudworth, Tim Hall, John McGovern 2007

      Book Recommended

    6. Economic governance & institutional dynamics - Stephen Bell 2002

      Book Recommended Read pp. 34-52: Economic Governance and National Institutional Dynamics. High Use copy held in the Social Sciences and Humanities library. Copyright Act prevents online access

    7. Zombie economics: how dead ideas still walk among us - John Quiggin 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

  6. Week 5: Topic 5: State Failure and State Capacity 7 items
    1. The state: theories and issues - Colin Hay, Michael Lister, David Marsh 2006 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read pp 79-97: Public choice.

    2. The modern state: theories and ideologies - Erika Cudworth, Tim Hall, John McGovern 2007

      Book Recommended Read pp. 240-261: The “new” right: the minimal state. High Use copy held in Social Sciences and Humanities Library. Copyright Act prevents online access.

    3. Government by the market?: the politics of public choice - Peter Self 1993

      Book Recommended

  7. Week 6: Topic 6: Institutional and Behavioural Economics 14 items
    1. Why nations fail: the origins of power, prosperity and poverty - Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson 2012 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read pp.42-44: Theories that don't work and pp.73-83: The making of prosperity and Poverty.

    2. Frontiers of Institutional Economics - Geoffrey M. Hodgson 07/2001

      Article Recommended

    3. Market failure, government failure, leadership and public policy - Joe Wallis, Brian Dollery 1999 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read chapter 4: New Institutional Economics, New Public Management and Government Failure.

    4. Political Science and the Three New Institutionalisms - Peter A. Hall, Rosemary C. R. Taylor 12/1996

      Article Recommended

    5. Institutions, institutional change, and economic performance - Douglass C. North 1990 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    6. From Homo Economicus to Homo Sapiens - Richard H Thaler 02/2000

      Article Recommended

    7. Masters of the universe, slaves of the market - Stephen Bell, Andrew Hindmoor 2015 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read esp pp. 16-21: How Bankers Think.

    8. We simply do not know! - John Gray 19 Nov 2009

      Article Recommended

    9. Irrational exuberance - Robert J. Shiller, Steve Attardo 2015 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

  8. Week 8: Topic 8: The Global Financial Crisis and Why Economists Missed it 15 items
    1. Fair share: competing claims and Australia's economic future - Stephen Bell, Michael Keating 2018

      Book Required Read chapter 9: Households, Debt and Real Estate Internationally. High Use copy held in Social Sciences and Humanities Library. Copyright Act prevents online access.

    2. Masters of the universe, slaves of the market - Stephen Bell, Andrew Hindmoor 2015 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read chapter 8: Getting It Right: Australia and Canada.

    3. Causes of the Financial Crisis - Viral V. Acharya, Matthew Richardson 01/2009

      Article Recommended

    4. The great crash of 2008 - Ross Garnaut, David Llewellyn-Smith 2009

      Book Recommended Read chapter 4: Clever Money. High Use copy held in Social Sciences and Humanities Library. Copyright Act prevents online access.

    5. How We Were All Misled - John Peter Brown Frank Costigliola Charles Baxter Melvin Konner Luc Sante Robert Walser Francine Prose Glen Baxter Martin Filler Lanchester 2011

      Article Recommended

  9. Week 9: Topic 9: Unemployment and economic policy 10 items
    1. Fair share: competing claims and Australia's economic future - Stephen Bell, Michael Keating 2018

      Book Required Read chapter 6: Labour Market and Employment Challenges. High Use copy held in Social Sciences and Humanities Library. Copyright Act prevents online access.

    2. Chapter 1: The instruments and tasks of economic policy - Stephen Bell 1997

      Chapter Recommended For online access to this chapter, see this same reference in Topic 2: The Nature of Economic Analysis.

    3. The unemployment crisis in Australia: which way out? - Stephen Bell 2000

      Book Recommended

    4. The Problem with Growth as the Solution - Richard Anderson-Connolly 02/2006

      Article Recommended

    5. Back to full employment - Robert Pollin ©2012 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

  10. Week 10: Topics 10: Challenges of Economic Restructuring 12 items
    1. Fair share: competing claims and Australia's economic future - Stephen Bell, Michael Keating 2018

      Book Required Read chapter 4: Strategies for Australian Economic Restructuring and Development. High Use copy held in Social Sciences and Humanities Library. Copyright Act prevents online access.

    2. Economic governance & institutional dynamics - Stephen Bell 2002

      Book Recommended Read chapters 8: Economic Governance and Microeconomic Reform; and, 10: Economic Governance and a Coordination Rationale for the State. High Use copy held in Social Sciences and Humanities Library. Copyright Act prevents online access.

    3. Ungoverning the economy: the political economy of Australian economic policy - Stephen Bell 1997

      Book Recommended Read pp. 122-138: The new orthodoxies of economic management. High Use copy held in Social Sciences and Humanities Library. Copyright Act prevents online access.

    4. An economy-wide view: speeches on structural reform - Gary Banks, Australia. Productivity Commission 2010

      Book Recommended Read pp. 3-20: Structural reform Australian-style: lessons for others?

    5. The vulnerable country: Australia and the global economy - Tom Conley 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read chapter 4: Australia in Boom and Gloom.

    6. The march of patriots: the struggle for modern Australia - Paul Kelly 2009

      Book Recommended

    7. One economics, many recipes: globalization, institutions, and economic growth - Dani Rodrik c2007 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read chapter 4: 4. Industrial Policy for the Twenty-first Century.

    8. States in the global economy: bringing domestic institutions back in - Linda Weiss 2003 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read chapter 1: Introduction: Bringing Domestic Institutions Back In

  11. Week 11: Topic 11: Macroeconomic Policy 10 items
    1. Fair share: competing claims and Australia's economic future - Stephen Bell, Michael Keating 2018

      Book Required Read chapters 2: The Challenge of Stagflation and Subsequent Reforms; 11: The Quest for Macroeconomic Stabilisation; and, 12: Fiscal Policy Challenges. High Use copy held in Social Sciences and Humanities Library. Copyright Act prevents online access.

    2. Beyond Stop/Go?: Explaining Australia's Long Boom - Stephen Bell, John Quiggin 2008

      Article Recommended

    3. Zombie economics: how dead ideas still walk among us - John Quiggin 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    4. The Austerity Delusion - Paul Krugman 2015

      Article Recommended

    5. Austerity: the history of a dangerous idea - Mark Blyth 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    6. Reorienting fiscal policy: a bottom-up Approach - Pavlina R. Tcherneva 2014-10-1

      Article Recommended

    7. The unemployment crisis in Australia: which way out? - Stephen Bell 2000

      Book Recommended Read chapter 10: The Public Sector as a Job Engine. High Use copy held in Social Sciences and Humanities Library. Copyright Act prevents online access.

    8. Neoliberalism: Oversold? - Ostry Jonathan D, Prakash Loungani, Davide Furceri Jun 2016

      Article Recommended Read pp. 40-41: The Size of the State.

  12. Week 12: Topic 12: Is Capitalism Destroying Itself? 9 items
    1. Fair share: competing claims and Australia's economic future - Stephen Bell, Michael Keating 2018

      Book Required Read 'Introduction'. High Use copy held in Social Sciences and Humanities Library. Copyright Act prevents online access.

    2. The Age of Secular Stagnation. - Lawrence H. Summers 2016

      Article Recommended

    3. The Costs of Short-termism - Andrew G. Haldane 12/2015

      Article Recommended

    4. Financialization and U.S. Income Inequality, 1970–2008 - Ken-Hou Lin, Donald Tomaskovic-Devey 03/2013

      Article Recommended

    5. Varieties of capitalism: the institutional foundations of comparative advantage - Peter A. Hall, David W. Soskice 2001 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

  13. Week 13: Topic 13: Economic Governance Challenges in Australia 2 items
    1. Fair share: competing claims and Australia's economic future - Stephen Bell, Michael Keating 2018

      Book Required Read chapter 13: Conclusions and the Governance Challenge. High Use copy held in Social Sciences and Humanities Library. Copyright Act prevents online access.

  14. 2017 Readings 177 items
    1. The theory of externalities, public goods, and club goods - Richard Cornes, Todd Sandler 1996 (electronic resources)

      Book 

    2. Capitalism and freedom - Milton Friedman, Rose D. Friedman 2002 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    3. The politics of climate change - Anthony Giddens 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    4. The road to serfdom - Friedrich A. von Hayek 1945

      Book 

    5. The economic role of the State - Joseph E. Stiglitz, Arnold Heertje 1989

      Book 

    6. Bringing the state back in - Dietrich Rueschemeyer, Theda Skocpol, Peter B. Evans 1985 (electronic resource)

      Book  Read Weir, M. and T. Skocpol 'State Structures and the Possibilities for "Keynesian" Responses to the Great Depression in Sweden, Britain and the United States'

    7. An Exploration of Rent Seeking - Michael A. Brooks, Ben J. Heudra 03/1989

      Article 

    8. Rational choice - Andrew Hindmoor, Brad Taylor 2015

      Book 

    9. Theory and methods in political science - David Marsh, Gerry Stoker 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book  Read Hindmoor, A. Chapter 2: ‘Rational Choice’

    10. The economic crisis and the state of economics - Robert Skidelsky, Christian Westerlind Wigström 2010

      Book  Read Kay, J. ‘Knowledge in Economics’

    11. Keynes: a very short introduction - Robert Skidelsky 2010

      Book 

    12. Political economy: the contest of economic ideas - Frank J. B. Stilwell 2012

      Book 

    13. Australia fair - Hugh Stretton ©2005 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    14. Contending economic theories: neoclassical, Keynesian, and Marxian - Richard D. Wolff, Stephen A. Resnick, Richard D. Wolff c2012 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    15. What is economic policy trying to achieve 15 items
      1. ... and the pursuit of happiness: wellbeing and the role of government - P. Booth, Institute of Economic Affairs (Great Britain) 2012

        Book 

      2. Gdp: a brief but affectionate history - Diane Coyle 2014 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      3. Environmental economics: an introduction - Barry C. Field, Martha K. Field 2016

        Book 

      4. Happiness: lessons from a new science - Richard Layard 2005

        Book 

      5. Capital in the twenty-first century - Thomas Piketty, Arthur Goldhammer 2014

        Book 

      6. How much is enough?: money and the good life - Robert Skidelsky, Edward Skidelsky 2013

        Book 

      7. The spirit level: why more equal societies almost always do better - Richard G. Wilkinson, Kate Pickett 2009

        Book 

    16. 1970s, Keynesianism vs Neoliberalism 19 items
      1. Neoliberalism: beyond the free market - Damien Cahill, Lindy Edwards, Frank J. B. Stilwell 2012

        Book 

      2. The crisis of democracy: report on the governability of democracies to the Trilateral Commission - Michel Crozier, Samuel P. Huntington, Joji Watanuki, Trilateral Commission 1975

        Book 

      3. A brief history of neoliberalism - David Harvey 2005 (electronic resource)

        Book  Read chapter 3: The Neoliberal State

      4. Has Keynes Failed? - Joan Robinson 01/1979

        Article 

      5. Keynes Today - Joan Robinson, Francis Cripps 1979

        Article 

      6. Chapter 5: The Power of economic ideas?: Keynesian economic policies in Post-war Australia - G. Whitewell 1994

        Chapter  For online access to this chapter, see this same reference in section 'Challenges of Economic Restructuring' above on list.

    17. The neoliberal era, “rolling back the state” 29 items
      1. Rethinking Comparative Political Economy - Lucio Baccaro, Jonas Pontusson 06/2016

        Article 

      2. Capitalism with a human face - Samuel Brittan 1995

        Book 

      3. A brief history of neoliberalism - David Harvey 2005 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      4. What Are Institutions? - Geoffrey M. Hodgson 03/2006

        Article 

      5. The end of certainty: the story of the 1980s - Paul Kelly 1992

        Book 

      6. The state after statism: new state activities in the age of liberalization - Jonah D. Levy 2006

        Book 

      7. The state: theories and issues - Colin Hay, Michael Lister, David Marsh 2006

        Book 

    18. Micro-economic reform 15 items
      1. The end of certainty: the story of the 1980s - Paul Kelly 1992

        Book 

    19. The Global Financial Crisis 19 items
      1. The great crash of 2008 - Ross Garnaut, David Llewellyn Smith 2009

        Book 

      2. This time is different: eight centuries of financial folly - Carmen M. Reinhart, Kenneth S. Rogoff c2009

        Book 

      3. Freefall: America, free markets, and the sinking of the world economy - Joseph E. Stiglitz c2010

        Book 

    20. Aftermath of the GFC 21 items
      1. Thinking, fast and slow - Daniel Kahneman 2013

        Book 

      2. Goodbye, homo economicus - Anatole Kaletsky 26/04/2009

        Article 

      3. Capitalizing on crisis: the political origins of the rise of finance - Greta R. Krippner 2012

        Book 

      4. End this depression now! - Paul R. Krugman ©2012

        Book 

      5. Keynes: the return of the master - Robert Skidelsky c2009 (electronic resource)

        Book 

    21. Conclusion / Where are we now? 16 items
      1. Financial cycles, labour misallocation, and economic stagnation - Claudio Boris, Enisse Kharroubi, Christian Upper, Fabrizio Zampolli 14 April 2016

        Article 

      2. Neoliberalism: beyond the free market - Damien Cahill, Lindy Edwards, Frank J. B. Stilwell 2012

        Book 

      3. The strange non-death of neoliberalism - Colin Crouch 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      4. Beyond the boom: a Lowy Institute paper - John Edwards, Lowy Institute for International Policy 2014

        Book 

      5. Australia's future workforce? 2015

        Document  Read Green, R., Marsh, I., & Pitelis, C., Chapter 4.2 Future skills, industry policy and a new social contract, pp.213-224.

      6. All that's left: what Labor should stand for - Tim Soutphommasane, Nick Dyrenfurth ©2010 (electronic resource)

        Book  Read David Hetherington ‘Progressive Economics’ pp.98-111.

      7. The Age of Secular Stagnation - Lawrence H Summers Mar/Apr 2016

        Article 

  15. Past Central Exam Papers 1 item
    1. Past Central Exam Papers

      Webpage  Follow the link and search for past exam papers by course code.