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This paper examines the resource economy, including both resource extraction and value added of industries that provide inputs to resource extraction and investment, such as business services, construction, transport and manufacturing.
Overview: For many Papua New Guineans, the dominant accounts of ‘the economy’ – contained within development reports, government documents and the media – do not adequately reflect their experiences of making a living. Large-scale resource extraction, the private sector, export cash cropping and wage...
This information sheet reviews trends in Australian productivity with a focus on the transport sector.
Well targeted investments in transport infrastructure result in productivity increases that benefit many other industries. The paper provides for specific examples that cover trucks, freight, waterfront and rail productivity...
In this paper presented to the NZ Treasury, Jonathan Boston asks how governments can build good societies—specifically, what kind of public and economic policies should be pursued to reach this goal.
Introduction : Public policy is an inherently ethical undertaking. It poses fundamental...
The paper examines the state of investment liberalization and facilitation in the Philippines and suggests policy measures to enable the country to comply with its AEC (ASEAN Economic Community) commitments.
Based on interviews and surveys; the results indicated that investment incentives,...
This is the second stage in the consultation process in this Inquiry into whether the Copyright Act needs amendment to allow Australia to fully participate in a modern, digital economy. The first stage included the release of the Issues Paper, Copyright and the Digital Economy...
The UK's creative economy is one of its great national strengths, historically deeply rooted and accounting for around one-tenth of the whole economy. It provides jobs for 2.5 million people – more than in financial services, advanced manufacturing or construction – and in recent years,...
This is the draft version of a long-term strategy to increase the participation of Indigenous Australians in the economy.
The strategy will be used to guide and inform future policy decisions in Indigenous economic development.
The draft strategy focuses on five key areas...
Australia has experienced frequent and large commodity export price shocks like Third World commodity exporters, but this price volatility has had much more modest impact on economic performance. Why? This paper explores Australian terms of trade volatility since 1901. It identifies two major price shock...
Macroeconomics uses its latest Budget Bulletin to call for structural reform of the Commonwealth Budget to combat the $30 billion structural deficit and place Australia on a high productivity growth footing when the world economy rebounds.
The bad news is that the economic downturn...