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George Argyrous

Journal article

Cost-benefit analysis as operationalized neoclassical economics: from evidence to folklore

Neoclassical economics is an imposing theoretical edifice. But at another level it provides detailed operational guidance for public policy. At this operational level it is a technocratic tool that gives the appearance of scientific precision and evidence-based policy to underpin the day-to-day work that public...
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Social cost-benefit analysis in Australia and New Zealand

Overview All is not well with the evaluation of government programs and projects. Resources available to any society are limited. If governments are to increase the well-being of their citizens, they must be able to select and implement the socially most beneficial projects and policies...
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The effect of a first born child on work and childcare time allocation: pre-post analysis of Australian couples

This paper uses Australian data from a national representative sample of Australian couples having their first child. Using data from before and after the birth of the child on a range of variables, including economic resources, gender attitudes, workplace flexibility, and availability of non-parental childcare...
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