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De-industrialisation, financialisation and Australia’s macro-economic trap

Sally Weller and Phillip O’Neill.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

November 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Economic Development. 9298 words.

The seemingly inexorable decline of manufacturing in Australia is typically explained by firm-level competitiveness, especially labour costs, the challenges posed by a peripheral location,...

How Can We Learn Whether Firm Policies Are Working in Africa? Challenges (and Solutions?) For Experiments and Structural Models

David McKenzie.

in Journal of African Economies

August 2011; p ublished online June 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Design of Experiments; Production and Organizations; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Economic Development. 8570 words.

Firm productivity is low in African countries, prompting governments to try a number of active policies to improve it. Yet despite the millions of dollars spent on these policies, we are...

Political machinery: did robots swing the 2016 US presidential election?

Carl Benedikt Frey, Thor Berger and Chinchih Chen.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

July 2018; p ublished online July 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Economic Development. 11924 words.


Technological progress has created prosperity for mankind at large, yet it has always created winners and losers in the labour market. During the days...

Varieties of neoliberalism? Restructuring in large industrially dependent regions across Western and Eastern Europe

Kean Birch and Vlad Mykhnenko.

in Journal of Economic Geography

May 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Sociology; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Economic Development; Regulation and Industrial Policy; Comparative Economic Systems; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 10006 words.

The recent travails of the European Constitution, now Reform Treaty, illustrate the divergence of views on European integration. To many commentators and academics, European integration has...

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