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Agenda - A Journal of Policy Analysis and Reform

1994 - 2018

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Volume 24, issue 1, 2018

Has Sub-centre Policy Produced Sub-centres? An Evaluation of Melbourne’s Urban Spatial Planning since 1996 pp. 5-23 Downloads
Jennifer Day, Weiqing Han, Amy Boxi Wu and Jiarui Zheng
Ricardian Equivalence, the Italian Fiscal Tradition and Western Australia’s Government Net Debt pp. 5-20 Downloads
Michael McLure
The Lack of Competition in Governance as an Impediment to Regional Development in Australia pp. 21-30 Downloads
Brad R. Taylor
The Impact on Research Quality of Performance-Based Funding: The Case of New Zealand’s PBRF Scheme pp. 25-48 Downloads
Robert A. Buckle and John Creedy
Log Rolling as an Explanation of Distortions All Round: A Model à la Buchanan and Tullock pp. 31-45 Downloads
William Coleman
How Much Have Chinese Investors Invested in Australia? pp. 49-58 Downloads
Kerry Liu
The Growth of Knowledge as Grounds Against Paternalism pp. 49-73 Downloads
Greg Clydesdale
Ethics in Economics pp. 61-75 Downloads
Gigi Foster
Six Problems in the Biography of Alfred Deakin pp. 79-91 Downloads
William Coleman
Alex Millmow's A History of Australasian Economic Thought pp. 93-98 Downloads
Selwyn Cornish

Volume 23, issue 1, 2016

Section 18C, Human Rights, and Media Reform: An Institutional Analysis of the 2011–13 Australian Free Speech Debate Patterns in Neighboring Areas pp. 5-30 Downloads
Chris Berg and Sinclair Davidson
The Optimal Size of Local Government, with Special Reference to New South Wales pp. 31-46 Downloads
Peter Abelson
Reallocating Australia's Scarce Mental Health Resources pp. 47-72 Downloads
Ruth F.G. William S and D.P. Doessel
China and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Misfit or Missed Opportunity? pp. 73-88 Downloads
Bala Ramasamy and Matthew C.H. Yeung
Jan Libich (ed.), Real-World Economic Policy: Insights from Leading Australian Economists (Cengage Learning Australia, 2015) pp. 89-92 Downloads
Omer Majeed
Angus Deaton, The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality (Princeton University Press, Princeton, 2013) pp. 93-96 Downloads
Michael Palmer
Alan Bollard, A Few Hares to Chase: The Life and Economics of Bill Phillips (Auckland University Press, Auckland, 2016) pp. 97-102 Downloads
Selwyn Cornish

Volume 22, issue 1, 2015

Australia and the Zero Lower Bound on Interest Rates: Some Monetary Policy Options pp. 5-20 Downloads
Declan Trott
The Curtin-Chifley Origins of the Australian Bank Deposit Guarantee pp. 21-44 Downloads
Chris Berg
The Australian Public's Preferences Over Foreign Investment in Agriculture pp. 45-62 Downloads
James Laurenceson, Paul F. Burke and Edward Wei
Whither Business History? Memory, Message and Meaning pp. 63-74 Downloads
David Merrett
Wider Economic Impacts in Transport Infrastructure Cost-Benefit Analysis - A Bridge Too Far? pp. 75-98 Downloads
Leo Dobes and Joanne Leung
Macroeconomics and the Phillips Curve Myth by James Forder (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014) pp. 99-102 Downloads
Selwyn Cornish

Volume 21, issue 1, 2014

Paying the Penalty? The High Price of Penalty Rates in Australian Restaurants pp. 5-26 Downloads
Phil Lewis
The Plain Truth about Plain Packaging: An Econometric Analysis of the Australian 2011 Tobacco Plain Packaging Act pp. 27-44 Downloads
Sinclair Davidson and Ashton de Silva
Reflecting on the Growth of Indigenous Self-employment pp. 45-68 Downloads
Boyd Hunter
Is Academic Economics Withering in Australia? pp. 69-90 Downloads
John Lodewijks and Tony Stokes
Capital in the Twenty-First Century: A Critique of Thomas Piketty's Political Economy pp. 91-116 Downloads
Michael Potter
Marjorie Harper, Douglas Copland. Scholar, Economist, Diplomat (Melbourne: The Miegunyah Press, 2013) pp. 117-120 Downloads
Selwyn Cornish

Volume 20, issue 2, 2013

Excellence in Research for Australia: An Audit of the Applied Economics Rankings pp. 5-20 Downloads
Sinclair Davidson
Fabricating Invention: The Patent Malfunction of Australian Patent Law pp. 21-38 Downloads
Hazel V. J. Moir
Stimulating Savings: An Analysis of Cash Handouts in Australia and the United States pp. 39-60 Downloads
Sinclair Davidson and Ashton de Silva
Is Policy Too Important to be Left to Empiricists? Lessons of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Economics pp. 61-76 Downloads
Richard Cornes and José Rodrigues-Neto
A Critique of the Productivity Commission's Cost-Benefit Analysis in the 'Disability Care and Support' Report pp. 77-88 Downloads
Mark Harrison
The Power to Tax, 33 Years Later pp. 89-104 Downloads
Jonathan Pincus
'Why Johnny Can't Regulate': A Reply to Henry Ergas pp. 105-110 Downloads
Darryl Biggar
A Rejoinder to Biggar pp. 111-112 Downloads
Henry Ergas
A Final Word pp. 113 Downloads
Darryl Biggar

Volume 20, issue 1, 2013

Age Bias in the Australian Welfare State pp. 5-20 Downloads
Alan Tapper, Alan Fenna and John Phillimore
Management of the Coastal Zone in Byron Bay: The Neglect of Medium-term Considerations pp. 21-42 Downloads
Kevin Roche, Ian Goodwin and John McAneney
Why Johnny Can't Regulate: The Case of Natural Monopoly pp. 43-54 Downloads
Henry Ergas
Evidence-free Policy: The Case of the National Injury Insurance Scheme pp. 55-70 Downloads
Mark Harrison
Universities as Royal Courts: A Fable pp. 71-78 Downloads
Paul Frijters
Beveridge and the Brief Life of 'Social Biology' at the LSE pp. 79-96 Downloads
Jeremy Shearmur
Susan Howson, Lionel Robbins (Cambridge University Press, 2011) pp. 97-102 Downloads
Selwyn Cornish
Richard Pomfret, The Age of Equality: The Twentieth Century in Economic Perspective (Belknap Press, 2011) pp. 103-106 Downloads
Timothy Hatton

Volume 19, issue 2, 2012

For a Charter of Modelling Honesty pp. 5-8 Downloads
Henry Ergas
Modelling as Agit-prop: The Treasury's Role in Australia's Carbon Tax Debate pp. 9-22 Downloads
Henry Ergas and Alex Robson
The Treasury-KPMG Econtech Modelling of the Excess Burden of Mining Taxation: Some Doubts pp. 23-38 Downloads
Jonathan Pincus
The Treasury's Non-modelling of the Stimulus pp. 39-52 Downloads
John Humphreys
Treasury Forecasts of Company Tax Revenue: Back of the Envelope or Back to the Drawing Board? pp. 53-62 Downloads
Sinclair Davidson
The Treasury-Reserve Bank ATM Taskforce Report: Would it Pass a Cost-Benefit Analysis? pp. 63-68 Downloads
Hugh Green
Australia's NBN: Come Hell or High Water pp. 69-76 Downloads
Kevin Morgan
The Problem of Road Congestion: The Futility of 'Avoidable Cost' Estimates pp. 77-88 Downloads
Mark Harrison
Investments in Fire Management: Does Saving Lives Cost Lives? pp. 89-106 Downloads
Brian Ashe, Felipe Dimer de Oliveira and John McAneney
Taming Volatile Capital Flows in Emerging Economies pp. 107-122 Downloads
Stephen Grenville
The Academy in Decay pp. 123-130 Downloads
Ruth Williams

Volume 19, issue 1, 2012

Australia's 2009 ATM Reforms: Transparency for Transparency's Sake pp. 5-16 Downloads
Hugh Green
Citations as a Measure of the Research Outputs of New Zealand's Economics Departments: The Problem of 'Long and Variable Lags' pp. 17-40 Downloads
John Tressler and David Anderson
Paved With Good Intentions: The Road Home and the Irreducible Minimum of Homelessness in Australia pp. 41-62 Downloads
Gary Johns
Australia's Defence: A Review of the 'Reviews' pp. 63-74 Downloads
Henry Ergas
Nicholas Wapshott, Keynes Hayek. The Clash That Defined Modern Economics (Scribe, 2011) pp. 75-79 Downloads
Selwyn Cornish
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