Insights publishes condensed and edited versions of important public lectures connected with the Faculty of Business and Economics. Its object is to share these lectures with the wider public, especially Alumni. The issues presented and developed generally relate to research findings on public economic and social policy.
Please enjoy these selected articles from Volume 10 | November 2011 issue of Insights by academics from the Faculty of Business and Economics:
- How shall we protect the wages of the weak?
Containing the growth of inequality is crucial for the maintenance of the social and political structures worldwide that inhibit overt civil and military conflict.
- Social inclusion, diversity and the politics of recognition
Due recognition is not just a courtesy, but a vital human need
- Changing life trajectories: The Early Years Education Research Project
Alice Hill, Brigid Jordan, Nichola Coombs, Janet Williams-Smith and Jeff Borland
It is possible to compensate for the effects of a disadvantaged family background by giving children from those families access to high-quality childcare and supporting their parents to provide a nurturing home environment.
- Academics and financial services: Strange bedfellows
The relationship between finance academics and the finance sector has produced great contributions but often disappoints and can be made to work better.
- Growth challenge: Riding the resources boom to lasting prosperity
By Deborah Cobb-Clark, John P Haisken-Denew, Paul Jensen, Guyonne Kalb, Felix Leung, Duncan McVicar, Cain Polidano, Chris Ryan, Anthony Scott, Elizabeth Webster and Roger Wilkins.
A selective summary of highlights of the 7th Economics and Social Outlook Conference held by the Melbourne Institute and The Australian on 30 June and 1 July 2011
- Empirical evidence and tax reform: Lessons from the Mirrlees Review
How should evidence be used in the study of tax design? What is the appropriate balance between theory and empirics?
- The currency of your commerce degree: A passport to the world
By Lynne S Williams
Undergraduate micro- and macro-economics concepts remain important resources for analysing current public-policy dilemmas and controversies.
- Engagement with Asia, philanthropy and future challenges
By Sid Myer
The skills that you graduate with are the very skills that help strengthen and build outstanding community organisations.