How Australia Compares
Cambridge University Press, Apr 27, 2004 - Business & Economics - 282 pages
Australia Compared is a reference work which assesses the nation with its broader group of peers. In an accessible format it compares and contrasts Australia over 17 core aspects of economic, political and social life with 18 leading first-world countries. Professor Rod Tiffen, a Professor of Political Science and Dr Ross Gittins, the Economics Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald, are a good team who both show keen empirical skills in sourcing and interpreting data and who can communicate figures in a lively way.
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