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Author Podger, A. S. (Andrew Stuart), author.

Title Measuring and promoting wellbeing : how important is economic growth? : essays in honour of Ian Castles AO and a selection of Castle's papers / Andrew Podger and Dennis Trewin.

Publication Info. Acton, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2013.


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Description 1 online resource.
Series Australia and New Zealand School of Governance series
Australia and New Zealand School of Government monograph.
Contents Economic growth, wellbeing, and protecting the future: an overview of the Castles Symposium / Andrew Podger, Dennis Trewin and William Gort -- Part one. The role of economics in defining and promoting wellbeing -- Economic growth and wellbeing: Ian Castles' contribution / Michael Keating -- Ian Castles: scholar as truth teller / William Coleman -- Economics and anti-economics / Ian Castles -- Economic growth: is it worth having? / Ian Castles and Treasury -- Part two. Measuring real income and wellbeing -- Measuring progress: the international context / Brian Pink, Sue Taylor and Hannah Wetzler -- The four approaches to measuring wellbeing / John Hawkins -- The need for wellbeing measurement in context / David Gruen and Duncan Spender -- The wellbeing of the Australian people: comments on the Treasury's framework / Jonathan Pincus -- Subject wellbeing and the mismeasure of progress / Richard Eckersley -- Measuring wealth and welfare: why HDI and GPI fail ; Measuring economic progress: from political arithmetick to social accounts ; The mismeasure of nations: a review essay on the Human Development Report 1998 ; Measuring economic progress ; Reporting on human development: lies, damned lies, and statistics / Ian Castles -- International comparisons of GDP: issues of theory and practice / Ian Castles and David Henderson -- Part three. Measuring inequality -- What can we learn from international evidence on trends in income distribution? / Henry Ergas -- Changes in inequality in Australia and the redistributional impacts of taxes and government benefits / J Rob Bray -- What difference does government make? Measuring redistribution in a comparative perspective / Peter Whiteford -- Money income distribution and redistribution in Australia, Sweden and the United States 1984 ; Living standards in Sydney and Japanese cities: a comparison / Ian Castles -- Part four. Climate change and limits to growth -- Climate change and related issues: Ian Castles' contributions in perspective / David Henderson -- Addressing wellbeing in the long-term: a review of intergenerational equity and discount rates in climate change analysis / Mark Harrison -- Limits to growth ... again / Jeff Bennett -- Scientists, statisticians and the prophets of doom ; Global warming and the 'scientific consensus' 1939-2001 / Ian Castles -- Ian Castles and the IPCC: selected letters -- The Stern review: a dual critique / Alan Peacock [and others].
Subject Castles, Ian.
Festschriften -- Australia.
Economic development -- Social aspects.
Economic development -- Sociological aspects.
Quality of life -- Economic aspects.
Well-being -- Economic aspects.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Mentoring & Coaching.
Added Author Trewin, D. J. (Dennis John), 1946- author.
ISBN 9781925021325 (electronic bk.)
1925021327 (electronic bk.)
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