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

    Book Recommended

  2. Introduction 5 items
    1. The Puzzle of Modern Economics: Science or Ideology - Roger E. Backhouse 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

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

      Book Recommended

    3. Economics: making sense of the modern economy - Saugato Datta 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

  3. Economics and economic thinking 23 items
    1. Chapter 1: The instruments and tasks of economic policy - Stephen Bell 1997

      Chapter Recommended

    2. Pages 43-47: The power of economists? - Stephen Bell 1997

      Chapter Recommended

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

      Book Recommended Read Chapters 3 and 5.

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

      Book Recommended

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

      Book Recommended Read Kay, J. ‘Knowledge in Economics’

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

      Article Recommended

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

      Book Recommended

    8. Economists and Policy Analysis - Steven E. Rhoads 1978

      Article Recommended

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

      Article Recommended

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

      Book Recommended

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

      Book Recommended

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

      Book Recommended

    13. Keynes Hayek: the clash that defined modern economics - Nicholas Wapshott 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

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

      Book Recommended

  4. 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 Recommended

    2. Concepts of poverty and the poverty line - Tim Callan, Brian Nolan 1991

      Article Recommended

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

      Book Recommended

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

      Book Recommended

    5. Affluenza: when too much is never enough - Clive Hamilton, Richard Denniss 2005

      Book Recommended

    6. How much inequity should we allow? - Ken Henry 03/04/2009

      Document Recommended

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

      Book Recommended

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

      Book Recommended

    9. On economic inequality - Amartya Sen 1973

      Book Recommended

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

      Book Recommended

    11. Chapter 3: Efficiency - Deborah Stone 2012

      Chapter Recommended

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

      Book Recommended

  5. The economic role of the state 24 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. Economic governance & institutional dynamics - Stephen Bell 2002

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

    3. Economic governance & institutional dynamics - Stephen Bell 2002

      Book Recommended Read "Governance limits of the Australian state". High Use copy held in the Social Sciences and Humanities Library. Copyright act prevents online access.

    4. Rethinking governance: the centrality of the state in modern society - Stephen Bell, Andrew Hindmoor 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    5. Wagner's 'law' of expanding State activity - Richard M. Bird 1971

      Article Recommended

    6. How and why capitalisms differ - Robert Boyer 11/2005

      Article Recommended

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

      Book Recommended

    8. Chapter 4: State and Market in Australia - Alan Fenna 2004

      Chapter Recommended

    9. The nature and development of the modern state - Graeme J. Gill 2003 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    10. The state: theories and issues - Colin Hay, Michael Lister, David Marsh 2006 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read: Introduction: Theories of the State

    11. Chapter 13: The privileged position of business - C. E. Lindblom 1977

      Chapter Recommended

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

      Book Recommended

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

      Book Recommended

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

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

    15. Policies, institutions and the dark side of economics - Vito Tanzi 2000

      Book Recommended

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

      Book Recommended 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'

  6. Markets and market failure 14 items
    1. Capitalism with a human face - Samuel Brittan 1995

      Book Recommended

    2. The Problem of Social Cost - R. H. Coase 11/2013

      Article Recommended

    3. The theory of externalities, public goods, and club goods - Richard Cornes, Todd Sandler 1996 (electronic resources)

      Book Recommended

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

      Book Recommended Read: 'The Market and its Limitation’

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

      Book Recommended

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

      Book Recommended

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

      Book Recommended

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

      Book Recommended

    9. Chapter 3: The wonderful world of Adam Smith - Robert L. Heilbroner 1999

      Chapter Recommended

    10. Pages 77-78: Economic Basis for Public Policy - Paul Lewis

      Chapter Recommended

    11. The great transformation: the political and economic origins of our time - Karl Polanyi 2014 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read 'The self-regulating market', pages 68-76.

  7. Government failure 15 items
    1. An Exploration of Rent Seeking - Michael A. Brooks, Ben J. Heudra 03/1989

      Article Recommended

    2. Not-So-Free Ride: The trouble with negative externalities - Stephen J. Dubner, Steven D. Levitt 20/04/2008

      Article Recommended

    3. Globalisation and neo-liberal rule - Winton Higgins June 2006

      Article Recommended

    4. The state: theories and issues - Colin Hay, Michael Lister, David Marsh 2006 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read Andrew Hindmoor, ‘Public choice’ pp.79-97

    5. Rational choice - Andrew Hindmoor, Brad Taylor 2015

      Book Recommended

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

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

    7. Political Economics and Normative Analysis - Colin Jennings, Iain Mclean 03/2008

      Article Recommended

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

      Book Recommended

    9. Public goods, public enterprise, public choice: theoretical foundations of the contemporary attack on government - Hugh Stretton, Lionel Orchard 1994

      Book Recommended Read 'How To Think Instead: The Resources of Political Theory’ pp.220-277.

  8. 1970s, Keynesianism vs Neoliberalism 21 items
    1. Neoliberalism: beyond the free market - Damien Cahill, Lindy Edwards, Frank J. B. Stilwell 2012

      Book Recommended

    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 Recommended

    3. Tariff politics: Australian policy-making, 1960-1980 - Leon Glezer 1982

      Book Recommended

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

      Book Recommended Read chapter 3: The Neoliberal State

    5. A tiger by the tail: A 40-Years’ Running Commentary on Keynesianism by Hayek - Friedrich A. von Hayek, Sudha R. Shenoy, Joseph T. Salerno 2009

      Book Recommended

    6. The road from Mont Pèlerin: the making of the neoliberal thought collective - Philip Mirowski, Dieter Plehwe 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

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

      Book Recommended

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

      Article Recommended

    9. Keynes Today - Joan Robinson, Francis Cripps 1979

      Article Recommended

    10. Policies, institutions and the dark side of economics - Vito Tanzi 2000

      Book Recommended

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

      Chapter Required For online access to this chapter, see this same reference in section 'The economic role of the state' above on list.

  9. The neoliberal era, “rolling back the state” 38 items
    1. Rethinking Comparative Political Economy - Lucio Baccaro, Jonas Pontusson 06/2016

      Article Recommended

    2. Economic governance & institutional dynamics - Stephen Bell 2002

      Book Recommended

    3. Pages 53-85: Australia's Economic Institutions - Geoffrey Brennan, Jonathan Pincus 2002

      Chapter Recommended

    4. Capitalism with a human face - Samuel Brittan 1995

      Book Recommended

    5. The rise of neoliberalism and institutional analysis 2001

      Book Recommended

    6. Models of capitalism - Colin Crouch 12/2005

      Article Recommended

    7. Chapter 10: The “new” right: the minimal state - Erika Cudworth 2007

      Chapter Recommended

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

      Article Recommended

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

      Book Recommended

    10. Chapter 10: Globalization's Impact on States - Colin Hay 2014

      Chapter Recommended

    11. Pages 103-128: From micro to macro: the concept of emergence and the role of institutions - Geoffrey M. Hodgson 2000

      Chapter Recommended

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

      Article Recommended

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

      Article Recommended

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

      Book Recommended

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

      Book Recommended

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

      Book Recommended

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

      Book Recommended

    18. Economic Prosperity Is in High Demand - Cathie Jo Martin 06/2016

      Article Recommended

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

      Book Recommended

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

      Book Recommended

    21. Chapter 6: Public Enterprises - John Quiggin 2001

      Chapter Recommended

    22. Policies, institutions and the dark side of economics - Vito Tanzi 2000

      Book Recommended

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

      Book Recommended Read Wallis, J and Dollery, B. 1999. ‘New Institutional Economies, New Public Management and Government Failure’ pp.61-71.

    24. 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’

  10. Micro-economic reform 18 items
    1. Chapter 6: The new orthodoxies of economic management - Stephen Bell 1997

      Chapter Recommended

    2. Economic governance & institutional dynamics - Stephen Bell 2002

      Book Recommended

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

      Book Recommended Read "Australia in Boom and Gloom" pp.122-138.

    4. Whatever Happened to Industry Policy in Australia? - Tom Conley, Elizabeth van Acker 09/2011

      Article Recommended

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

      Book Recommended

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

      Book Recommended

    7. Pages 21-69: The Evolution of the Two Different Approaches - Erik S. Reinert 2008

      Chapter Recommended

  11. The Global Financial Crisis 23 items
    1. Causes of the Financial Crisis - Viral V. Acharya, Matthew Richardson 01/2009

      Article Recommended

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

      Book Recommended

    3. THE MINSKY MOMENT; Comment - John Cassidy Feb 4, 2008

      Article Recommended

    4. Chapter 21: The Failures of Financial Deregulation in Australia - Kenneth Davidson 1992

      Chapter Recommended

    5. Crisis without end?: the unravelling of western prosperity - Andrew Gamble 2014 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

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

      Book Recommended

    7. Crisis in the Heartland - Peter Gowan 2009

      Article Recommended

    8. 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. The speculation economy: how finance triumphed over industry - Lawrence E. Mitchell ©2008 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

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

      Book Recommended

    11. The Global Financial Crisis - Kevin Rudd Feb 2009

      Article Recommended

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

      Book Recommended

    13. Why the Euro Divides Europe - Wolfgang Streeck 2015

      Article Recommended

    14. Making sense of financialization - N. van der Zwan 01/01/2014

      Article Recommended

  12. Aftermath of the GFC 24 items
    1. Austerity: the history of a dangerous idea - Mark Blyth 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    2. Crisis without end?: the unravelling of western prosperity - Andrew Gamble 2014 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    3. The return of fiscal policy - David Gruen 08/12/2009

      Article Recommended

    4. Thinking, fast and slow - Daniel Kahneman 2013

      Book Recommended

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

      Article Recommended

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

      Book Recommended

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

      Book Recommended

    8. In defence of the dismal science - Robert Lucas 06/08/2009

      Article Recommended

    9. Assessing the G-20 Stimulus Plans: A Deeper Look - Eswar Prasad, Isaac Sorkin 05/03/2009

      Article Recommended

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

      Book Recommended

    11. Nudge: improving decisions about health, wealth and happiness - Richard H. Thaler, Cass R. Sunstein 2009

      Book Recommended

  13. 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 Recommended

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

      Book Recommended

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

      Book Recommended

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

      Book Recommended

    5. Crisis without end?: the unravelling of western prosperity - Andrew Gamble 2014 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    6. Australia's future workforce? 2015

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

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

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

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

      Article Recommended

    9. Quantifying Australia's 'Three-Speed' Boom - Rod Tyers, Aaron Walker 03/2016

      Article Recommended

  14. Past Central Exam Papers 1 item
    1. Past Central Exam Papers

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