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OECD Economic Surveys: Australia 2003
OECD. Published by : OECD Publishing , Publication date:  07 Apr 2003
Pages: 248 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback) + PDF
ISBN: 9789264100756 , OECD Code: 102003041P1
Price:   €42 | $58 | £37 | ¥5400 | MXN750
Availability: Out of print
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Other languages:  French (Out of print)
Superseded by: OECD Economic Surveys: Australia 2012 - (Available)
Other Versions:  E-book - PDF Format
Subscription:  OECD Economic Surveys (Available)

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Frequency: Every 18 months   Tables: 28  Charts: 99 

This 2003 edition of OECD's Economic Survey of Australia examines recent economic developements, policies and prospects. The special chapter covers migration.

Table of contents:

Assessment and recommendations
I. Recent trends and short-term prospects
-Factors shaping domestic demand
-Foreign trade and the current external account
-The labour market
-Price and wage inflation
-The outlook to 2004
II. Macroeconomic policies
-The effect of monetary and fiscal policies on long-term economic growth
-Macroeconomic policies in the short run
-Monetary policy
-Fiscal policy
-Issues of fiscal sustainability
-Progress towards reforming the tax system
III. Policies to maintain high output growth
-Rapid economic growth was underpinned by strong productivity gains
-There was a rapid uptake of information and communication technology…
-… but structural reforms have played a key role in raising Australia’s economic potential
-Faster growth and the role of labour
-The role of skills in the growth process
-Going forward
-Remaining problems in industrial relations
-Labour market assistance
-Welfare reform: policies to raise participation
-Education and training
-National Competition Policy
-Financial system reform
-Sustainable development in Australia
IV. The economic impact of migration in Australia
-Migration policy
-Economic aspects
-Impact on output and incomes
-Fiscal impacts
I. Policy issues in periods of declining public debt
-II. The new tax system
-III. Business tax reform implementation
-IV. Some aspects of Australian immigration policy
-V. Calendar of main economic events
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