Our publications are the most important means of contact between the Centre's ideas and its general readership. Since 1976, The Centre for Independent Studies has produced some of the most authoritative publications in Australasian academia. From the influential Lands of Shame to the authoritative Will China Fail? CIS has published hundreds of publications covering topics from the social policy to legal affairs to religion and education.
In addition to books, the CIS publishes a range of shorter publications: Issue Analyses deal with controversial and current issues and Policy Mongraphs investigate and offer policy solutions. Since 1984, Policy magazine has published feature articles and reviews authored by some of the foremost national and international thinkers on public policy and ideas. The quality of writing and the diversity of topics in Policy ensure its status as a 'must read' by leading politicans, businesspeople and academics.
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All Finance, Banking, Monetary Systems Publications
The global financial crisis has distracted attention from impediments to international trade.
Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World by Liaquat Ahamed (William Heinemann, 2009).
The Ascent of Money- A Financial History of the World by Niall Ferguson (Penguin, 2008).
Real commodity prices will declines over the long run.
Capital Xenophobia II: Foreign Direct Investment in Australia, Sovereign Wealth Funds, and the Rise of State Capitalism
Hedge funds need regulating like banks to avoid financial instability.
Australia's central bankers should face greater scrutiny and accountability.
Tax cuts are unlikely to increase interest rates.
The Intelligent Australian Investor by Chris Leithner (Wrightbooks, 2005).
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner.
The Rise and Fall of Monetary Targeting in Australia by Simon Guttman (Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2005).
States of Health: Health and Illness in Australia (3rd Ed.) by Janet George and Alan Davis (Longman, 1998.)
The Rise of Senate Activism in Australia.
Social Justice: Fraud or Fair Go? edited by Marlene Goldsmith Menzies Research Centre, 1998.
An Introduction to the Thought of Karl Popper by Roberta Corvi (Routledge, 1997.)
Keeping the Bastards Honest: The Australian Democrats' First Twenty Years edited by John Warhurst (Allen & Unwin, 1997.)
The Paradox of Parties: Australian Political Parties in the 1990s edited by Marian Simms (Allen & Unwin, 1996.)
This book is about which monetary institutions and monetary regimes are most likely to promote price stability.
Reserve bank independence has been proposed as a way of increasing the stability of monetary policy.
The government's budget deficit is the most common, but sometimes least informative measure of its fiscal policy stance.
James Cox's rejoinder for his feature article, Does the Family Need a Family Policy?
The Private Interest Theory Debate: John Hyde weighs in on the argument.
The Private Interest Theory Debate: John Quiggin's rejoinder. Page 5.
Professor Ray Ball gives a personal interpretation of the historical roots of Australia’s economic malaise.
This book is an examination of the theoretical background and economics of the market for corporate control.
An early study by the CIS which supported the lifting of controls on foreign investment in Australia.