Peter Abelson

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This paper analyses the main causes of the growth in population and employment in urban areas in Australia. We find that two-thirds of the variations in growth rates between 1981 and 1991 are explained by four factors: an inland location, a reliance on primary sector production, a tourist orientation, and suburban growth. Tourism and suburban growth greatly(More)
There is widely perceived to be a public liability crisis in Australia. This paper analyses whether court awards for injuries are excessive. The paper has two main parts. The first part outlines a normative basis for the sizes of awards based on the principles of welfare economics and the amounts that individuals would be willing to pay to avoid injuries.(More)
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