Aid & development policy

Sources of growth spurts in Pacific Island economies

There has been a considerable amount of research into the growth of the Pacific island countries; however, there has been no attempt to identify episodes...

Land inequality or productivity: what mattered in Southern Vietnam after 1975?

Land redistribution and agricultural collective production were the key components of agrarian reforms implemented by the Vietnamese Communist Party in...

Responding to global challenges in food, energy, environment and water: risks and options assessment for decision-making

We analyse the threats of global environmental change, as they relate to food security. First, we review three discourses: (i) ‘sustainable...

Implications of Australia's population policy for future greenhouse gas emissions targets

Australia’s high per capita emissions rates makes it is a major emitter of anthropogenic greenhouse gases, but its low intrinsic growth rate means that...

China's banking sector as the foundation of financial reform

China is in the process of undertaking financial reform in many directions—introducing small private banks in the banking sector, promoting bond and...

Fiscal sustainability in Japan

Japanese government debt is at unprecedented levels with a gross debt to gross domestic product ratio of over 230 per cent and a net debt to gross...

Prosperity, sustainability and the measurement of wealth

Gross domestic product (GDP) and household income measures provide invaluable metrics of economic activity in an economy, but they tell us little about...

Take-off, persistence and sustainability: the demographic factor in Chinese growth

With the reduction of the working-age population and the increase of the population dependency ratio as the main indicators of the diminishing demographic...

Australia's productivity: some insights from productivity analysis

Since the turn of the century, multifactor productivity has stagnated. Australia’s income growth was supported until recent years by strong growth in the...

Demographic change in the Asian Century: implications for Australia and the region

Declining fertility and mortality rates in the second half of the twentieth century have led to the twenty-first century being characterised as the...

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