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

  • Michael Beggs

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Inflation, the State and Economic Policy

    1. Michael Beggs
      Pages 1-28
  3. The Long 1950s

  4. The Long 1970s

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Michael Beggs
      Pages 139-175
    3. Michael Beggs
      Pages 212-246
    4. Michael Beggs
      Pages 247-277
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 278-325

About this book


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.


Bretton Woods econometrics economic policy employment exchange rates fiscal policy Inflation Keynes macroeconomics monetarism monetary policy money money market unemployment

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael Beggs
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SydneyAustralia

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