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The accord: an economic and social success story

Cook, P. (1991) The accord: an economic and social success story. Centre for Economic Performance occasional papers, CEPOP 1. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

From 1983, Australia operated an Incomes Policy - the Accord. Senator Peter Cook, Australian Industrial Relations Minister, gave a Centre for Economic Performance-sponsored public lecture on the Accord in June 1991. In view of the considerable worldwide interest in the Accord, Senator Cook''s lecture is reprinted as a Centre for Economic Performance Occasional Paper to reach a wider audience. Peter Cook looks at the ways in which the Accord process facilitated a major assault on the impediments to economic growth and social equity in Australia in the 1980s, and argues that economic management should be achieved by consensus policies supported by social wage and industrial policy measures rather than economic and social confrontation.

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Official URL: http://cep.lse.ac.uk
Additional Information: © 1991 P.Cook
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Sets: Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Series: Working Papers > CEP Occasional Papers
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2008 11:12
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2012 15:36
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/21072

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