Australian Economic History Review

The Australian Economic History Review is concerned with the historical treatment of economic, social and business issues, particularly relating to the countries in the Asia-Pacific region, including Australia and New Zealand, and parts of the region. Papers examine these issues not only from the perspective of economic history but also from the related disciplines of history, economics, history of economic thought, industrial relations, demography, sociology, politics and business studies. New methodological approaches are particularly welcome. The editors also wish to promote the exchange of critical comments on important topics in these fields.

In addition to its role as a leading journal of scholarly articles in the broad discipline of economic history, the Australian Economic History Review aims to provide a forum for frank and informal views on the teaching, research and institutional location of economic history.

Triennially: March, July, November.

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Latest articles

Chinese Regions in the Great Divergence: Provincial Gross Domestic Product per Capita, 1873–1918
Paul Caruana-Galizia, Ye Ma, ONLINE EARLY
Effects of Pastoralism and Rabbits on the Economy and Culture of the Diyari People of North-Eastern South Australia
Long-Run Trends in Australian Executive Remuneration: BHP, 1887–2012
Mike Pottenger, Andrew Leigh, ONLINE EARLY
Excise Tax Harmonisation in Australia at Federation

Volume 55 (1)

John Maynard Keynes and the Keynes of the Commonwealth, Douglas Copland
Alex Millmow, vol. 55 (1): 1-19
Resourcing War While Containing Inflation: Debate among Australia's Second World War Economists
Evan Mann, vol. 55 (1): 20-41
Militarisation and Urbanisation: The Second World War, Public Housing, and the Shaping of Metropolitan Adelaide
Carol Fort, vol. 55 (1): 42-61
Sharing Scarcity: Rationing and Price Subsidisation of Tea in Australia, 1942–55
Peter Griggs, vol. 55 (1): 62-79
Divergence and Convergence: New and Shifting Paradigms in Comparative Economic History
Simon Ville, vol. 55 (1): 80-94
John F. Wilson, Anthony Webster and Rachael Vorberg-Ruch, Building Co-operation: A Business History of the Co-operative Group, 1863–2013. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. 440 + XIV pp., figure, tables and plates. ISBN: 978 0 19965 511 3. Hardcover £
Gordon Boyce, vol. 55 (1): 95-97
Keith Hancock, Australian Wage Policy: Infancy and Adolescence. Adelaide: University of Adelaide Press, 2013. 731 pp., figures, tables and plates. ISBN: 978 1 92206 447 9. Paperback A$77.
Kosmas Tsokhas, vol. 55 (1): 97-99
Janette Holcomb, Early Merchant Families of Sydney: Speculation and Risk Management on the Fringes of Empire. Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2013. 335 pp. ISBN 978 1 92500 315 4. Paperback A$44.
Hamish Maxwell-Stewart, vol. 55 (1): 99-101
Janis M. Sheldrick, Nature's Line: George Goyder: Surveyor, Environmentalist, Visionary. Adelaide: Wakefield Press, 2013. 457 + xiv pp. ISBN: 978 1 86254 825 1. Hardcover A$45.
Lionel Frost, vol. 55 (1): 101-104

Volume 54 (3)

Symposium on Globalisation: Past, Present and Prospects: Introduction
Richard Pomfret, vol. 54 (3): 209-211
Misthinking Globalisation: Twentieth-Century Paradigms and Twenty First-Century Challenges
Richard Baldwin, vol. 54 (3): 212-219
Expanding the Division of Labour: Trade Costs and Supply Chains in the Global Economy
Richard Pomfret, vol. 54 (3): 220-241
Spanning the Globe: The Rise of Global Communications Systems and the First Globalisation
Markus Lampe, Florian Ploeckl, vol. 54 (3): 242-261
The New Globalisation of Intellectual Property Rights: What's New This Time?
Keith Maskus, vol. 54 (3): 262-284
Globalisation and Agricultural Trade
Kym Anderson, vol. 54 (3): 285-306
Richard S. Grossman, Wrong: Nine Economic Policy Disasters and What We Can Learn from Them. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. 266 pp. ISBN: 9780199322190. Hardcover A$33.95.
Jim McAloon, vol. 54 (3): 307-309