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  1. Economic Growth, Wellbeing and Protecting the Future: An Overview of the Castles Symposium (PDF, 153KB)Andrew Podger, Dennis Trewin, William Gort doi

Part One: The Role of Economics in Defining and Promoting Wellbeing

  1. Economic Growth and Wellbeing: Ian Castles’ Contribution (PDF, 194KB)Michael Keating doi
  2. Ian Castles: Scholar as Truth Teller (PDF, 132KB)William Coleman doi
  3. Economics and Anti-Economics (PDF, 282KB)Ian Castles doi
  4. Economic Growth: Is it Worth Having? (PDF, 276KB)Ian Castles and Treasury doi

Part Two: Measuring Real Income and Wellbeing

  1. Measuring Progress: The International Context (PDF, 605KB)Brian Pink, Sue Taylor and Hannah Wetzler doi
  2. The Four Approaches to Measuring Wellbeing (PDF, 1.1MB)John Hawkins doi
  3. The Need for Wellbeing Measurement in Context (PDF, 163KB)David Gruen and Duncan Spender doi
  4. The Wellbeing of the Australian People: Comments on the Treasury’s Framework (PDF, 167KB)Jonathan Pincus doi
  5. Subjective Wellbeing and the Mismeasure of Progress (PDF, 129KB)Richard Eckersley doi
  6. Measuring Wealth and Welfare: Why HDI and GPI Fail (PDF, 159KB)Ian Castles doi
  7. Measuring Economic Progress: From Political Arithmetick to Social Accounts (PDF, 776KB)Ian Castles doi
  8. The Mismeasure of Nations: A Review Essay on the Human Development Report 1998 (PDF, 156KB)Ian Castles doi
  9. Measuring Economic Progress (PDF, 656KB)Ian Castles doi
  10. Reporting on Human Development: Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics (PDF, 244KB)Ian Castles doi
  11. International Comparisons of GDP: Issues of Theory and Practice (PDF, 225KB)Ian Castles and David Henderson doi

Part Three: Measuring Inequality

  1. What Can We Learn from International Evidence on Trends in Income Distribution? (PDF, 2.5MB)Henry Ergas doi
  2. Changes in Inequality in Australia and the Redistributional Impacts of Taxes and Government Benefits (PDF, 1.1MB)Rob Bray doi
  3. What Difference Does Government Make? Measuring Redistribution in a Comparative Perspective (PDF, 5.3MB)Peter Whiteford doi
  4. Money Income Distribution and Redistribution in Australia, Sweden and the United States 1984 (PDF, 613KB)Ian Castles doi
  5. Living Standards in Sydney and Japanese Cities: A Comparison (PDF, 354KB)Ian Castles doi

Part Four: Climate Change and Limits to Growth

  1. Climate Change and Related Issues: Ian Castles’ Contributions in Perspective (PDF, 3.6MB)David Henderson doi
  2. Addressing Wellbeing in the Long-Term: a Review of Intergenerational Equity and Discount Rates in Climate Change Analysis (PDF, 465KB)Mark Harrison doi
  3. Limits to Growth … Again (PDF, 134KB)Jeff Bennett doi
  4. Scientists, Statisticians and the Prophets of Doom (PDF, 137KB)Ian Castles doi
  5. Global Warming and the ‘Scientific Consensus’ 1939–2001 (PDF, 2.1MB)Ian Castles doi
  6. Ian Castles and the IPCC – Selected Letters (PDF, 350KB)
  7. The Stern Review: A Dual Critique (PDF, 13.1MB)