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An age of revolution and the churches' response : background resource paper for the Anglican Consultative Council, Trinidad, March 1976. /

by Hollingworth, Peter [John] | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1976Description: 17 p.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Annual growth survey : advancing the EU's comprehensive response to the crisis /

by European Commission.

Publisher: Brussels European Commission 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the RegionsSummary: This first Annual Growth Survey marks the start of a new cycle of economic governance in the EU and the first European semester of economic policy coordination. The EU has taken decisive action to deal with the crisis: as a result, the deterioration of public finances and the increase in unemployment have been less marked than in other parts of the world. The EU's high levels of social protection cushioned the worst impact of the crisis but because of its weak productivity growth, recovery is slower in Europe.Availability: (1)

Climate change policy : recommendations to reach consensus /

by The Brookings Institution.

Publisher: Washington, DC Brookings Institution 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: In advance of the 15th annual Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Copenhagen this December, world leaders will convene at a number of high-level forums in the hopes of building consensus around key elements of a post-2012 climate change agreement. These forums include the G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh and an all-day dialogue with the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on September 22 in advance of the General Assembly meeting. World Bank President Robert Zoellick will bring together finance and development ministers in October emphasizing that climate change is not only an environmental issue, but also one that affects economic and financial stability. ; With the need to get policies right in short order, Brookings experts and colleagues from the public and private sectors offer a range of recommendations for policymakers to forge sustainable climate change solutions that revitalize the global economy and alleviate the adverse effects of a changing climate on the world?s poorAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Dirty is the new clean : A critique of the World Bank's Strategic Framework for Development and Climate Change /

by Redman, Janet | Institute for Policy Studies | Bast, Elizabeth | Orenstein, Karen.

Publisher: Washington, DC Institute for Policy Studies 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The World Bank's Strategic Framework on Development and Climate Change, a three-year flexible framework for Bank institutions, makes a strong case for urgent action on global warming. It goes so far as to say that climate change will potentially undo development gains made in recent decades in many countries, implying that climate change can trump development, no matter how much money is spent trying to achieve the United Nations' eight poverty-reducing Millennium Development Goals.Availability: (1)

Economic policy reforms / OECD

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France : OECD Publishing, 2015-Description: pp. col. ill. (Online Resource).Other title: Economic policy reforms : going for growth.Online Access: Website Summary: OECD’s annual report highlighting developments in structural policies in OECD countries. Closely related to the OECD Economic Outlook and OECD Economic Surveys, each issue of Economic Policy Reforms gives an overview of structural policy developments in OECD countries followed by a set of indicators that reflect structural policy evolution. A set of Country Notes summarises priorities suggested by the indicators with actions taken and recommendations suggested. The Country Notes section also includes a set of indicators tables and graphs for each country. Each issue also has several thematic studies. [Website]Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Economics as a social science : financial regulation after the crisis /

by Quiggin, John | University of Queensland. Schools of Economics and Political cience.

Publisher: Brisbane, Qld. University of Queensland 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The temptation to put off until calmer times questions about our financial vulnerability has proved irresistible so far. Looking at the current global scene, however, it seems unlikely that economic calm will return any time soon. A careful examination of the vulnerabilities in our financial system is an urgent task for Australia and the worldAvailability: (1)

Environmental policy and the economic downturn /

by Bowen, Alex | Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy | Stern, Nicholas.

Publisher: London, U.K. 2010Description: 29 p.Other title: Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy working paper.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2010Summary: This paper considers how environmental policies should respond to macroeconomic downturns. It first explores the implications of the global economic downturn of 2008-09 for environmental policies, focusing in particular on the example of action against climate change. The arguments for and against activist fiscal policies in general are then reviewed, and the case made that a demand-induced downturn provides a very good opportunity to undertake a necessary step change in the public spending component of environmental policies and to start working through a backlog of public investment to improve the environment. Fiscal policy should be used to improve the allocation of resources across time and space. Recent fiscal stimuli are considered in the light of this discussion. It is also argued that there is little cause to delay the introduction of price signals to internalize environmental externalities. But the levels at which such signals should be set requires careful analysis; changes over the business cycle may be warranted, depending on the nature of the environmental externality and the cause(s) of the business cycle in question.Availability: (1)

Fences and windows : dispatches from the front lines of the globalization [globalisation] debate. /

by Klein, Naomi.

Publisher: London, U.K. Flamingo 2002Description: xxvii, 267 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Globalization [globalisation], inequality and the rich countries of the G-20 : evidence from the Luxembourg Income Study (LIS). /

by Smeeding, Timothy M | University of New South Wales. Social Policy Research Centre.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 2002Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2002 Bibliography: p. 30-34Availability: (1)

Growing income inequality in OECD countries : what drives it and how can policy tackle it? /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: OECD forum on tackling inequality, Paris 2 May 2011 Bibliography pp. 13-14Summary: Over the two decades to the onset of the global economic crisis, real disposable household incomes increased in all OECD countries, by 1.7% a year, on average. In a large majority of OECD countries, household incomes of the top 10% grew faster than those of the poorest 10%, leading to widening income inequality. Differences in the pace of income growth across household groups were particularly pronounced in some of the English-speaking countries, some of the Nordic countries and Israel. In Israel and Japan, real incomes of people at the bottom of the income ladder actually have fallen since the mid-1980s.Availability: (1)

Human development report 2007/2008 : fighting climate change : human solidarity in a divided world. /

by United Nations Development Programme | Watkins, Kevin.

Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK Palgrave Macmillan 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: "Climate change is the defining human development challenge of the 21st Century. Failure to respond to that challenge will stall and then reverse international efforts to reduce poverty. The poorest countries and most vulnerable citizens will suffer the earliest and most damaging setbacks, even though they have contributed least to the problem. Looking to the future, no country however wealthy or powerful will be immune to the impact of global warming"Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Imagining Australia : ideas for our future. /

by Macgregor, Duncan | Leigh, Andrew | Madden, David.

Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin 2004Description: x, 324 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-309) and index.Summary: Four young Australians offer a range of new ideas to transform Australia in the 21st century. They tackle big questions: ; What is Australia s national identity? ; How can Australia s democratic system be strengthened? ; How can a zeal for nation-building be recaptured? ; How can economic prosperity be sustained? ; What changes are needed in social policy? ; How can Australia become an exemplary world citizen? > Their creative vision aims to inspire and prompt discussion amongst their fellow citizens.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Inclusive growth and a post-2015 framework /

by Bergh, Gina | Overseas Development Institute | Melamed, Claire.

Publisher: London, U.K. Overseas Development Institute 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2012 Bibliography : p. 8-9Summary: There is every reason to think that the political focus on growth and employment will only increase during the lifetime of any post-2015 agreement on development. A primary concern of people around the world, in developed and developing countries alike, is to have a job.18 However, as the global economic recovery remains fragile, both developed and developing countries grapple with the challenges of unemployment and poor working conditions, and with the political instability that may well follow.Availability: (1)

Labor market policy : a comparative view on the costs and benefits of labor market flexibility /

by Kahn, Lawrence M | Institute for the Study of Labor.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). Discussion paper ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2010 Bibliography : p. 22-26 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: Theories and evidence on wage-setting institutions and labor market policies in an international comparative context are reviewed. These include collective bargaining, minimum wages, employment protection laws, unemployment insurance (UI), mandated parental leave, and active labor market policies (ALMPs). Since it is unlikely that an unregulated private sector would provide the income insurance these institutions do, these policies may enhance economic efficiency. However, to the extent that unemployment or resource misallocation results from such measures, these efficiency gains may be offset. Overall, Scandinavia and Central Europe follow distinctively more interventionist policies than the English speaking countries in the Northern Hemisphere. Possible explanations for such differences include vulnerability to external market forces and ethnic homogeneity. The impacts of these policies and institutions are reviewed. While the interventionist model appears to cause lower levels of wage inequality and high levels of job security to incumbent workers, it also in some cases leads to the relegation of new entrants (disproportionately women, youth and immigrants) as well as the less skilled to temporary jobs or unemployment. Making labor markets more flexible could bring these groups into the regular labor market to a greater extent, at the expense of higher levels of economic insecurity for incumbents and higher levels of wage inequality. The Danish model of loosening employment protections while providing relatively generous UI benefits with strict job search requirements holds out the possibility of reducing barriers for new entrants and the less skilled while maintaining some level of income insurance.Availability: (1)

OECD Watch submission to the OECD Investment Committee : effective application of the OECD Guidelines to the Financial Sector. /

by Lillywhite, Serena | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development | Oldenziel, Joris.

Publisher: Amsterdam, The Netherlands OECD Watch 2009Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Promoting inclusive growth : challenges and policies

by de Mello, Luiz (ed.) | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development | Dutz, Mark A. (ed.).

Publisher: Paris, France OECD Publishing 2012Description: 285 p. : ill. (Online Resource).Online Access: Website Notes: Includes bibliographical references. The volume is based on the proceedings of a conference co-organised by the OECD Economics Department and the World Bank on 24-25 March 2011.Summary: This volume discusses several policy challenges facing countries to achieve and sustain inclusive growth. The volume is based on the proceedings of a conference co-organised by the OECD Economics Department and the World Bank on 24-25 March 2011, which brought together academics and practitioners from advanced, emerging-market and developing economies. While discussions on strong growth typically focus on the pace of economic expansion, those on inclusiveness also delve into the patterns of growth and on how its benefits are shared among the various social groups. An important message that came out of the conference is that strong growth is not necessarily inclusive and that policy action is needed to make sure that pro-growth initiatives also foster inclusiveness. ; Contents: Executive summary - The political economy of inclusive growth /Mushtaq H. Khan - Finance, regulation and inclusive growth /Ross Levine - Individualised service provision and the new welfare state: are there lessons from Northern Europe for developing countries? / Charles Sabel - Making green sources of growth more inclusive / Sjak Smulders - Fiscal democracy or why sound fiscal policy, budget consolidation and inclusive growth require fewer, not more, attempts to control the future / C. Eugene Steuerle - Sequencing public interventions tosupport techno-entrepreneurship / Morris Teubal and Yevgeny Kuznetsov - Competition and innovation-driven inclusive growth / Mark A. Dutz, Ioannis N. Kessides, Stephen D. O'Connell and Robert D. Willig - Policy debate: How do you make growth more inclusive? / William R. WhiteAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Putting development first : the importance of policy space in the WTO and IFIs. /

by Gallagher, Kevin P. (ed.).

Publisher: London, U.K. Zed books 2005Description: x, 301 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Shifting risk : work and working life in Australia : a report for the Australian Council of Trade Unions /

by Rafferty, Mike | University of Sydney. Faculty of Economics and Business. orkplace Research Centre | Yu, Serena.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. University of Sydney. Faculty of Economics and Business. Workplace Research Centre 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2010 Bibliography : p. 35-37 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: The research that underpins this paper was initially conceived as a response to the Global Financial Crisis (GFC). It quickly became clear that a proper understanding of the current possibilities and challenges for organised labour required us to think more broadly about the period that the GFC brought to a close. The paper was therefore developed around the proposition that how organised labour comes to terms with the period we have been living through, and the contradictions and opportunities that it presents will make a decisive difference to the lives of working people, and to the future of organised labour. The goal has been to begin to build a broad analysis and provide an avenue for drawing in a range of experiences and expertise. The report builds a careful analysis of developments that have been occurring over recent decades, and their implications for labour and organised labour in particular. Summarising that sort of analysis would not do justice to the research we have assembled. Instead, this summary attempts to present a couple of the big issues and arguments it uncovered, and to draw out some of the key implications of the research. The detailed evidence and argumentation from which the key themes of the report are extracted are to be found in the body of the report.Availability: (1)

Take it personally : how globalisation affects you and powerful ways to challenge it. /

by Roddick, Anita.

Publisher: London, U.K. Harper Collins 2001Description: 255 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The case for action : creating a clean energy future /

by Pew Center on Global Climate Change.

Publisher: Arlington, VA Pew Center on Global Climate Change 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2010Summary: The United States needs strong action now to reduce the risks of climate change, strengthen our energy independence, protect our national security, and create new jobs and economic opportunities. The Pew Center on Global Climate Change believes that the case for action on climate change has never been stronger. With a strong energy and climate policy the United States can lead the 21st century clean energy economyAvailability: (1)

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