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Inflation and the Making of Australian Macroeconomic Policy, 1945-85

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In the decades after World War II, inflation undermined the aspiration for full employment in Australia. This book tells the story of how the Australian state was shaped by the confrontation with monetary instability: a pre-history of neoliberalism.


Michael Beggs


Contents 1. Inflation, The State And Economic Policy 1.1. Fighting Inflation First 1.1.1. The Origin Myth Of The ''New Macroeconomic Consensus'' 1.1.2. From ''Keynesianism'' To ''Neoliberalism'' 1.2. Explaining Policy 1.2.1. Economic Policy As An Emergent Strategic Agent 1.2.2. Thinking Like A State About Political-Economic Tensions 1.2.3. Inflation As A Policy Problem 1.3. The Structure Of This Book 1.3.1. The Long 1950s 1.3.2. The Long 1970s Part I: The Long 1950s 2. ''External Balance'' And The Counter-Inflationary Imperative 2.1. Internalising External Balance 2.1.1. A Conflict Foretold 2.1.2. ''A Balance Of Hopes And Desires'': Bretton Woods Shapes The Constraint 2.1.3. Swan''s Way: A Contemporary Model Of Policy Coherence 2.2. Beyond Swan 2.2.1. The Stylised Facts 2.2.2. The Period As A Whole 2.2.3. Breaking Down The Period 2.2.4. Capital Inflow And Wool Boom: To 1950/51 2.2.5. Recurring Crisis: 1951/52-1960/61 2.2.6. The Reprieve: 1961/62-64/65 2.3. Rules And Strategies Of The Game 3. Inflation And The Keynesianism Of Restraint 3.1. In Everybody''s Interest 3.2. The Making Of Fiscal Policy 3.2.1. To The ''Horror Budget'' 3.2.2. Fiscal Policy In The Fifties The ''Horror Budget'' In Perspective Another Round Of Restraint: Mid-1950s Credit Squeeze And Aftermath: Early 1960s 3.3. Inflation Theory In The 1950s 3.3.1. Towards Dynamics 3.3.2. Cost-Push, Demand-Pull, Wages And Distributional Struggle 3.4. Targeting Wages 3.5. Phillips In Melbourne 3.6. A Period Of Calm 4. From The ''Battle For The Banks'' To The ''Credit Sqeeze'': Monetary Policy In The Long 1950s ? 4.1. An Unusual History 4.2. Boundaries And Strategies 4.2.1. The Mystery Element In Monetary Policy 4.2.2. Banks And Markets 4.3. Strengthening The Chain 4.3.1. Lessons Of The Wool Boom 4.3.2. Pursuing A Liquidity Norm 4.4. Beyond The Banks 4.4.1. The Finance Companies And The Birth Of The Money Market 4.4.2. The ''Credit Squeeze'' And New Strategy 4.5. Concusion Part II: The Long 1970s 5. From Bretton Woods To The Float 5.1. Constraint Changes Form 5.2. From ''The Balance-Of-Payments Constraint'' To ''Imported Inflation'' 5.2.1. Footnotes To Swan 5.2.2. The Constraint Relaxes 5.2.3. ''Imported Inflation'' 5.3. Capital Flows And Macroeconomic Policy 5.3.1. The Canadian Contribution To Balance-Of-Payments Theory 5.3.2. The Monetary Approach To The Balance Of Payments 5.3.3. Capital Flows And Monetary Policy In The Early 1970s 5.4. Flexible Exchange Rates 5.4.1. High-Dollar Discipline And Its Enemies: January 1973-November 1976 5.4.2. Towards The Float: November 1976-December 1983 5.5. The Float In Retrospect 6. Inflation And Macroeconomic Policy In The Long 1970s 6.1. Introduction 6.2. Demand Policy, Inflation And Unemployment 6.2.1. An Overview Of Fiscal Policy In The Long 1970s 6.3. Augmenting The Phillips Curve 6.3.1. Australian Natural-Rate Expectations-Augmented Phillips Curve Studies ? 6.4. Distributional Conflict And ''Fighting Inflation First'' 6.4.1. Incomes Policy 6.5 Conclusion 7. Stengthening The Central Bank 7.1. Introduction 7.2. Banks, Markets And Monetary Policy Into The 1970s 7.2.1. Policy, Banks And Markets 7.2.2. Market Development In The 1960s And 1970s 7.2.3. Policy Eclecticism 7.3. ''Through Fire Or Over Ground Which Moves'': Monetarism In Australia 7.3.1. Long And Variable Lags: Monetarism And The Econometricians 7.3.2. Implementing The Targets 7.4. Towards Deregulation Conclusion 8.1. A Long View 8.1.1. Managed Money 8.1.2. A ''Labour Standard''? 8.1.3. Mutations Of ''Mnaged Money'' In Australia 8.2. The Accord Alternative? 8.2.1. The Accord In Action 8.2.2. The Accord As Qualitative Policy 8.3. Conclusion Bibliography

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Titre: Inflation and the Making of Australian Macroeconomic Policy, 1945-85
Code EAN: 9781137265968
ISBN: 978-1-137-26596-8
Format: Livre Relié
Genre: Economie
nombre de pages: 325
Poids: 542g
Taille: H25mm x B224mm x T144mm
Année: 2015
Auflage: 1st ed. 2015


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