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Microeconomic reforms and the revival in Australia's growth in productivity and living standards

  title={Microeconomic reforms and the revival in Australia's growth in productivity and living standards},
  author={Dean Parham},
Microeconomic reforms were introduced from the mid-1980s to stem the slippage in growth in Australia’s productivity and living standards. Productivity growth more than doubled in the 1990s to reach a record high. A range of possi ble explanations for the productivity surge are examined in the paper. The three most plausible are microeconomic reforms; education and skills in the workforce; and the rapid uptake and smart use of information and communications technologies. To a certain extent… 

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