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'This arbitrary rearrangement of riches' : an alternative theory of the costliness of inflation. /

by Coleman, William.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian National University. Centre for Economic Policy Research 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:47:14 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Creative destruction : placing innovation at the heart of progressive economics /

by Lent, Adam | Institute for Public Policy Research | Lockwood, Matthew.

Publisher: London, U.K. Institute for Public Policy Research 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2010 Bibliography : p. 43-44Summary: This pamphlet, the first output of ippr's New Era Economics programme, argues that in light of new economic thinking and the mistakes of the past, contemporary economic policy needs to be centred on three core principles: it must be innovation-centred, pragmatic and aware.Availability: (1)

Karl Polyani: The limits of the market /

by Dale, Gareth.

Publisher: Cambridge ; Malden, MA Polity Press 2010Description: viii, 309 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: This book is the first comprehensive introduction to Polanyi's ideas and legacy. It assesses not only the texts for which he is famous -- prepared during his spells in American academia -- but also his journalistic articles written in his first exile in Vienna, and lectures and pamphlets from his second exile, in Britain. It provides a detailed critical analysis of The Great Transformation, but also surveys Polanyi's seminal writings in economic anthropology, the economic history of ancient and archaic societies, and political and economic theory. Its primary source base includes interviews with Polanyi's daughter, Kari Polanyi-Levitt, as well as the entire compass of his own published and unpublished writings in English and German.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Keynes and the contemporary predicament. /

by Sheehan, P. J.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Centre for Strategic Economic Studies, Victoria University of Technology 1995Description: 21 p. ; 22 cm.Notes: March 1995Availability: No items available

Markets /

by Aspers, Patrik.

Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. Polity Press 2011Description: xiii, 202 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 180-198) and index.Summary: Our lives have gradually become dominated by markets. They are not only at the heart of capitalistic economies all over the world, but also central in public debates. This insightful book brings together existing knowledge on markets from sociology, economics and anthropology, and systematically investigates the different forms of markets we encounter daily in our social lives. Aspers starts by defining what a market actually is, analyzing its essential elements as well as its necessary preconditions and varied consequences. An important theme in the book is that a whole host of markets are embedded within one other and in social life at large, and Aspers discusses these in the context of other forms of economic coordination, such as networks and organizations. Combining theory with empirical examples, the book cuts to the core of understanding how different markets function, the role they have played in history, and how they come into being. This accessible and theoretically rich book will be essential reading for upper-level students seeking to make sense of markets and their complex role in social life.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Orderly fashion : a sociology of markets /

by Aspers, Patrik.

Publisher: Princeton, NJ Princeton University Press 2010Description: x, 237 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: For any market to work properly, certain key elements are necessary: competition, pricing, rules, clearly defined offers, and easy access to information. Without these components, there would be chaos. "Orderly Fashion" examines how order is maintained in the different interconnected consumer, producer, and credit markets of the global fashion industry. From retailers in Sweden and the United Kingdom, to producers in India and Turkey, Patrik Aspers focuses on branded garment retailers--chains such as Gap, H&M, Old Navy, Topshop, and Zara. Aspers investigates these retailers' interactions and competition in the consumer market for fashion garments, traces connections between producer and consumer markets, and demonstrates why market order is best understood through an analysis of its different forms of social construction. Emphasizing consumption rather than production, Aspers considers the larger retailers' roles as buyers in the production market of garments, and as potential objects of investment in financial markets. He shows how markets overlap and intertwine and he defines two types of markets - status markets and standard markets. In status markets, market order is related to the identities of the participating actors more than the quality of the goods, whereas in standard markets the opposite holds true. Looking at how identities, products, and values create the ordered economic markets of the global fashion business, "Orderly Fashion" has wide implications for all modern markets, regardless of industry.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Political economy : the contest of economic ideas. /

by Stilwell, Frank.

Publisher: South Melbourne, Vic. Oxford University Press 2002Description: vi, 440 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Social policy and the challenge of globalisation. /

by Mishra, Ramesh.

Publisher: 1995Description: p. 15-34 (v.1).Notes: Rec. no. for book B7041 indexed paperAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The negative inflation-growth effect : theory and evidence. /

by Harris, Mark | Gillman, Max | Matyas, Laszlo.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2001Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (1)

The Scandinavian Reform Model and the European Union. The Lisbon Agenda and the Scandinavian model(s. /

by Eric S. Einhorn; John Logue.

Publisher: 2007Description: 35 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Copyright by authors 2007. Do not cite without permission. Comments welcome. Draft 6 May 2007.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Whose values shape social policy? : policy process limits to economic rationalism /

by Fisher, Karen R.

Edition: 1stPublisher: Berlin VDM Verlag 2009Description: 321 p.Summary: 'Whose values shape social policy? Do community interests always lose to economic rationalists in the struggle between costs and social goals? Sociologists such as Michael Pusey argue that economic rationalism displaces social values in social policy. However does policy implementation draw different conclusions about the affect of economic rationalism? This book uses participant values and dynamic policy implementation concepts to test the impact of values of economic rationality in the Australian coordinated care policy (1994-2001). The policy was to coordinate care, using a funds pool, case managers and care plans for people with chronic care needs. The results show that the policy changed away from values of economic rationality after the central agencies handed responsibility to the health agencies. However it was the organisational values of health providers that dominated implementation rather than social values. The book adds to social policy implementation theory about the impact of economic rationalism. It shows that knowing which organisations are responsible for policy at each policy stage reveals whose values shape social policy." - -UNSW.academia.eduAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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