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By 2050, humanity could devour an estimated 140 billion tons of minerals, ores, fossil fuels and biomass per year – three times its current appetite – unless the economic growth rate is “decoupled” from the rate of natural resource consumption.
Developed countries citizens consume...
Influential theories generate diverging expectations over how middle powers will respond to deepening economic dependence upon a rising power. One set of Realist arguments suggests that negative threat perceptions toward the rising power will exacerbate concerns with economic dependence, encouraging balancing behavior against the rising...
The strategy centres on supporting business R&D in areas in which the UK excels, within the context of developing the wider UK innovation eco-system including universities and other organisations. The Economics paper provides supporting evidence for this policy.
The Government is putting innovation and...
The greening of economies is not generally a drag on growth but rather a new engine of growth, and is also a vital strategy for the elimination of persistent poverty.
The report also seeks to motivate policy makers to create the enabling conditions for...
A monthly compendium of economic statistics, presenting comprehensive tables, graphs, commentaries, feature articles and technical notes.
Where available, the statistics in this issue are presented as time series for the last three years of annual data, the last nine quarters or 15 months of...
Psychological distress is an important component of the overall health and wellbeing of individuals. It also represents a risk factor for illnesses such as depression. In mothers, psychological distress has been linked with poorer outcomes, both for the mother and her child. This...
This short essay argues that economic changes effected after the election of the Hawke-Keating government in 1983 marched in step with a corruption of political life.
The Gillard government's Clean Energy Future package goes a long way to providing robust foundations, but more work is needed in some areas.
The Southern Cross Climate Coalition (SCCC) is an alliance of the Australian Conservation Foundation, the Australian Council of Trade...
This policy brief details recent economic developments in four of Asia's largest economies - Japan, India, China and Indonesia - and assesses the implications of these changes for Australia.
Jenny Corbett looks at how economic frustrations led to political change in Japan and argues...