Professor Frank Stilwell
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Frank Stilwell is a well known critic of conventional economics and an advocate of alternative economic strategies which prioritise social justice and economic sustainability. He has taught for over 40 years at the University and twice been awarded the University's Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Frank Stilwell's research interests centre on Australian economic policies, urban and regional development and economic inequality. He is the author of eleven books, including Economic Inequality, the Accord and Beyond, Understanding Cities and Regions, Reshaping Australia, Changing Track : a new political economic direction for Australia; Political Economy: the Contest of Economic Ideas, and Who Gets What? Analysing Economic Inequality in Australia (with Kirrly Jordan). He has also co-edited five other books, including Economics as a Social Science and Beyond the Market : Alternatives to Economic Rationalism.
Frank Stilwell is co-ordinating editor of the Journal of Australian Political Economy, and is on the editorial boards of Regional Studies, Social Alternatives, Australian Options and Industry and Innovation.
- Theories of Political Economy
- Urbanisation and Regional Development
- Australian economic policy
- The Nature of Work
Stilwell F. 2013, ‘Security of Tenure in International Development Discourse’, International Development Planning Review, Volume 35, No4, October, (jointly authored with Franklin Obeng-Odoom, forthcoming).
Stilwell F. 2013, Thank you, Hugh Stretton, Australian Options, No 71, Summer.
Stilwell F. 2013, Interview with Frank Stilwell, World Economics Association Newsletter, Vol 3, No 1, February.
Stilwell F. 2013, Productivity in Question: an alternative view of economic progress, Green: magazine of the Australian Greens, April.
Stilwell F. 2013, ‘Double Entry: how the merchants of Venice shaped the modern world – and how their invention could make or break the planet’ by Jane Gleeson White, in Australian Options, No 72, Autumn.
Stilwell F. 2013, ‘Accommodating Australians: Commonwealth Government involvement in housing’ by Patrick Troy, in Journal of Australian Political Economy, No 71, Winter.
Stilwell F. 2013, ‘Employer Power and Weakness: how local and global factors have shaped Australia’s meat industry and its industrial relations’, in Journal of Australian Political Economy, No 71, Winter.
Stilwell F. 2013, ‘Neoliberal Australia and US imperialism in Asia’ by Erik Paul, in Journal of Australian Political Economy, No 71, Winter.
Stilwell F. 2012, Political Economy: the Contest of Economic Ideas, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, Third Edition.
Stilwell F. Cahill, D. and Edwards B. [co-edited] 2012, Understanding Neoliberalism: Beyond the Free Market, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.
Stilwell F. 2012, ‘Umwelt und Ökologie’ [Environment and Ecology] in B.Biedermann and H.Dieter (eds), Länderbericht Australien, Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung, Bonn.
Stilwell F. 2012, ‘What role for Government in Creating Sustainability?’ in J. Murray, C.Dey, G. Cawthorne and C.Andrew [eds], Enough for All Forever, Common Ground Publishing, Illinois.
Stilwell F. 2012, ‘Marketising the Environment’, Journal of Australian Political Economy, No 68, Summer 21011/2012, pp.108-127.
Stilwell F. 2012, Teaching Political Economy: Making a Difference?, Studies in Political Economy, Canada, Volume 89, Spring
Stilwell F. and Argyrous G. [co-edited] 2011, Readings in Political Economy: Economics as a Social Science, Tilde University Press, Melbourne, third edition
Stilwell, F. 2011, Teaching a Pluralist Course in Economics: the University of Sydney Experience, International Journal of Pluralist Economic Education, Vol. 2, No 1, pp.39-56.
Stilwell F 2011, ‘Fiscal Policy’, Ecodate, July issue
Stilwell F 2011, ‘Monetary Policy’, Ecodate, August issue
Stilwell F 2011, ‘Beyond the Tax Forum’, Australian Options, Spring issue
Stilwell F 2011, ‘The Condition of Labour, Capital and Land’, paper presented at the Conference of the Association for Good Government, 16 July
Stilwell F 2011, ‘Land, Social Justice and Sustainability’, Inaugural Clyde Cameron Memorial Lecture, University of Canberra, 19 November
Stilwell, F. 2010, Economic Stimulus and Restructuring: Infrastructure, green jobs and spatial impacts (with D. Primrose), Urban Policy and Research, Vol. 28, No. 1, March 2010, pp. 5-25.
Stilwell, F. 2010, The Political Economy Challenge to Orthodoxy, Labour and Industry, Vol. 20, No. 3, April 2010, pp. 331-343
Stilwell, F. 2010, An Estate Tax for Australia?, Australian Options, Autumn issue.
Stilwell F, Butler, GJ., and Jones, E 2009, Political Economy Now! The Struggle for Alternative Economics at the University of Sydney, Darlington Press, Sydney.
Stilwell, F. and Primrose, D. 2009, The Distribution of Wealth in Australia, in Equality Speaks: Challenges for a Fair Society, edited by J. Schofield , Catalyst, Sydney, 2009, pp.85-95.
Stilwell, F. 2009, Climate Change Policy and Economic Recession (with B. Spies-Butcher), Journal of Australian Political Economy, No. 63, Winter, 2009, pp. 108-125.
Stilwell, F. 2009, The New Right Were Wrong, Social Alternatives, Vol 28, No 1, 2009, pp7-11
Stilwell, F. 2009, The Global Financial Crisis: What Can We Do About It?, Australian Options, No 56, Autumn 2009, pp17-20
Stilwell F 2008, 'Globalisation and its impact on Australian Cities and Regions', in P. Newton (ed.), Transitions: Pathways to a More Sustainable Development in Australia (CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne).
Stilwell F 2008 'Contesting Neoliberal Globalism in Australia: Opportunities for Progressive Alternatives' in P. Bowley, R. Broomhill, T. Gutierrez-Haces and Stephen McBride (eds.), Routledge, London, pp 53-71
Cahill D and Stilwell F 2008, 'The Australian Economic Boom 1992-?', Journal of Australian Political Economy, 61 (June), 5-11.
Stilwell F, Jordan K and Pearce A. 2008, ‘Crises, interventions and profits: a political economic perspective’, Global Change, Peace and Security (forthcoming)
Stilwell F 2008 Sustaining What? Overland, November pp. 46-50.
Stilwell F 2008, Markets, Trade and Sustainability, submission to the federal government review of climate change mitigation policies (Garnaut review), March
Stilwell F 2008, ‘Australia, political and economic characteristics’, country report prepared for a global comparative study initiated by Bertelsmann Siftung, Germany, January
Stilwell F 2008, ‘Publically Owned Electricity Retailers: an Environmental Economic Analysis’, report prepared for NSW Greens, Sydney, April
Stilwell F 2008, ‘Just Transition to Sustainability’, paper presented at Search Foundation conference, Sydney, March
Stilwell F 2008, ‘Economic and Social Foundations for Australian Democracy', paper presented at Independent Scholars Association annual conference, Canberra, October
Stilwell F 2008, ‘The Nature and Limits of Social Democracy’, paper presented at Catalyst conference on ‘Engaging with Labor in Power’, Sydney, August
Stilwell, F 2008, Responding to the Economic Crisis: a Way Forward? Australian Options, No 58, Spring 2008, pp13-15
Stilwell F 2008, 'Driving Inequality', Arena Magazine, February-March.
Stilwell F 2008, 'Key Economic Thinkers', Ecodate, March.
Stilwell F 2008, 'Inflation: What sort of Problem?', Good Government, April.
Stilwell F 2008, ‘A Green Glance at the Current Economic Situation’, GreenVoice, April
Stilwell F 2008, 'Inflation: Cure worse than disease?', Australian Options, Autumn.
Stilwell F 2008, Scaling the Summit or plumbing the Depths, Australian Options, Winter
Stilwell F and Jordan K 2007 Who Gets What?: Analysing Economic Inequality in Australia, Cambridge University Press.
Stilwell F 2007, 'Economic Inequality and (Un)happiness', Social Alternatives, Vol 26, No 4,
Stilwell F 2007, The Economy: Mixed Blessings, Missed Opportunities, Australian Options, Winter
Stilwell F 2006, Political Economy: The Contest of Economic Ideas, Second Edition Oxford University Press, Melbourne.
Stilwell F 2006, 'Processes of Globalisation: The Generation of Wealth and Poverty' in Thinking About Poverty, ed. K Serr, The Federation Press, Sydney pp. 8-23.
Stilwell F and Jefferis C 2006, 'Private Finance for Public Infrastructure: the case of Macquarie Bank', Journal of Australian Political Economy, vol.58, pp. 44-61.
Stilwell F and Paillas S 2006, 'A Region Back on the Rails? Passenger Rail and Regional Development on the NSW Far North Coast', Sustaining Regions, vol.5, pp. 17-25.
Stilwell F 2006, Analysing the Industrial Relations Reforms, Good Government, Special Supplement.
Stilwell F 2006, 'Four Reasons for Pluralism in the Teaching of Economics', Australian Journal of Economic Education, vol.3:1 and 2, pp. 42-55.
Stilwell F 2006, 'Tax Reform: Progressive Alternatives ', Australian Options, vol.46:Autumn, pp. 6-9.
Stilwell F 2006, 'The Struggle for Political Economy at the University of Sydney', Review of Radical Political Economics, vol.38, pp. 539-50.
Stilwell F 2006, Vulnerability in the Australian city: Towards Security and Sustainability, keynote address at Griffith University Symposium, Brisbane, May.
Stilwell FJB and Jordan K 2005, 'Land Tax in Australia: Principles, Problems and Policies' in Henry Georges Legacy in Economic Thought, ed. John Laurent, Edward Elgar, UK pp. 216-242.
Stilwell FJB and King JE 2005, 'The Industrial Relations Reforms: An Introduction ', Journal of Australian Political Economy, vol.56, pp. 5-12.
Stilwell FJB 2005, 'Teaching Political Economy: Curriculum and Pedagogy', Australasian Journal of Economics Education, vol.2:2, pp. 66 - 82.
Stilwell FJB 2005, 'The Changing City: An Australian Political Economic Perspective', Opolis: An International Journal of Suburban and Metropolitan Studies, vol.1:2, pp. 1-16.
Stilwell FJB 2005, 'Teaching Political Economy: Curriculum and Pedagogy', Proceedings of the Eleventh Australasian Teaching Economics Conference: Innovation for Student Engagement in Economics, Sydney University. http://www.econ.usyd.edu.au/14265.html
Stilwell FJB and Jordan K 2004, 'In the Public Interest? Investigating the pitfalls of PPPs', Arena, vol.72, pp. 9-12.
Stilwell FJB and Jordan K 2004, 'The Political Economy of Land: Putting Henry George in his Place', Journal of Australian Political Economy, vol.54, pp. 119-134.
Internal Working Paper/s
Stilwell FJB 2003, 'A Different Triple Bottom Line: Analysing the Effects of Refugees in a Country Town' in Social Dimensions of the Triple bottom Line in Australia, ed. B. Pritchard, A. Curtis and R. Le Heron, Australian Government: Bureau of Regional Science, Canberra pp. 185-194.
Stilwell FJB 2003, 'Globalisation, Driving Forces and Political Responses: What Role for Pension Funds?' in The Three Pillars of Wisdom?, A Reader on Globalisation, World Bank Pension Models and Welfare Society, ed. A. Tausch, Nova Science, New York pp. 283-294.
Stilwell FJB and Argyrous G 2003 Economics as a Social Science: Readings in Political Economy, Pluto Press, Sydney.
Ansari M and Stilwell FJB 2003 'Wealthy Australians', Journal of Australian Political Economy, vol.52, pp. 143-157.
Stilwell FJB 2002 Political Economy: the Contest of Economic Ideas, First edition Oxford University Press, Melbourne.
Stilwell FJB 2002 'Globalisation, Employment and Economic Strategies' in Managing the Global: Globalisation, Employment and Quality of Life, ed. D.M. Lamberton, I.B. Tauris, London pp. 33-50.
Stilwell FJB 2002 'Contesting Corporate Managerialism', Crucial Times, vol.24, pp. 5-6.
Stilwell FJB 2002 'The State of Political Economy: Editorial', Journal of Australian Political Economy, vol.50, pp. 5-9.
Stilwell FJB 2001 'Globalisation: Where Do We Go From Here?' NSW Public Health Bulletin, vol.12:7, pp. 183-185.
Stilwell FJB 2001 'The Unemployment Crisis in Australia - S. Bell', Australian Journal of Politics and History.
Stilwell FJB 2001 'A Very Public Solution - P. Mees', Australian Journal of Social Issues.
Stilwell FJB 2001 'Political Economy: a Comparative Approach - B. Clark', Review of Radical Political Economics, vol.33, pp. 351-373.
Stilwell FJB 2001 'Growing Apart: the Causes and Consequences of Global Wage Inequality - A. Fishlow and K. Parker', Journal of Politics and History.
Stilwell FJB 2001 'Changing Track', Australian Options, vol.24, pp. 2-5.
Stilwell FJB 2001 'Privatisation: a Dangerous Road', Good Government:950, pp. 4-5.
Stilwell FJB 2001 'Beyond the GST',Search Foundation Conference.
Stilwell FJB 2001 'Privatisation: Sell Off or Sell Out?' Economic Reform Australia Seminar, NSW Parliament House, 21 May, 2001.
Stilwell FJB 2001 'Coping with Globalisation and Market Forces', Discussion Paper, Now We the People, Search Foundation, Report Number No.1.
Stilwell FJB 2001 'Falling Dollar: Rising Anxiety', Arena Magazine, pp. 24.
Stilwell FJB 2000 Changing Track: a New Political Economic Direction for Australia, Pluto Press, Annandale, NSW.
Stilwell FJB 2000 'The Accord: Contemporary Capitalist Contradictions' in Australia in Accord: An Evaluation of the Prices and Incomes Accord in the Hawke-Keating Years, ed. K. Wilson, J. Bradford and M. Fitzpatrick, South Pacific Publishing, Footscray, Vic pp. 265-281.
Stilwell FJB 2000 'Ways of Seeing: Competing Perspectives on Urban Problems and Policies' in Equity, Environment, Efficiency: Ethics and Economics in Urban Australia, ed. P.N. Troy, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne pp. 13-37.
Stilwell FJB and Troy PN 2000 'Multi-level Governance and Urban Development in Australia', Urban Studies, vol.37:5-6, pp. 909-930.
Stilwell FJB 2000 'Dollar Down: Uncertainty Up', Journal of Australian Political Economy, vol.46, pp. 38-43.
Stilwell FJB 2000 'The Return to Stagflation', Australian Options, vol.22, pp. 25-26.
Stilwell FJB 2000 'Towards a New Political Economic Direction', Australian Socialist.
Stilwell FJB 2000 'Towards Sustainable Cities', Urban Policy and Research, vol.18:2, pp. 205-217.
Stilwell FJB 2000 'Why Not Raise Interest Rates?' Good Government.
Stilwell FJB 2000 'Globalisation and Australian Cities',Staff Seminar, Department of Geography, University of Sydney.
Stilwell FJB 2000 'Sharing the Work - Hayden, A.' Australian Socialist, vol.9:3.
Stilwell FJB 2000 'The Economic Horror - V. Forrester', Overland:160.
Stilwell FJB 2000 'Gritty Cities: Images of the Urban - L. Finch and C. McConville (Eds.)', Honi Soit.
Stilwell FJB 1999 'Challenges for the Urban Economy: Instability, Inequality and Institutional Reform' in Serving The City: The crisis in Australia's urban services, ed. Patrick Troy, Pluto Press, Annandale, NSW pp. 13-33.
Stilwell FJB 1999 'Globalisation: Continuities, Conflicts and Challenges' in Stopping the Juggernaut: Public Interest versus the Multinational Agreement on Investment, ed. James Goodman and Patricia Ranald, Pluto Press, Annandale, NSW pp. 3-14.
Stilwell FJB 1999 'Employment: the Political Economic Challenges', Global Business and Economics Review, vol.1, pp. 1-16.
Stilwell FJB 1999 'From economic rationalism to economics as if people matter', Just Policy, vol.15, pp. 47-52.
Stilwell FJB 1999 'Measuring Progress: Is Life Getting Better?' Journal of Australian Political Economy, vol.44, pp. 127-139.
Stilwell FJB 1999 'Understanding Economic Growth: Barro and Beyond', Journal of Economic and Social Policy, vol.3:2, pp. 221-228.
Stilwell FJB 1998 'Structure, agency, transformation' in Everlasting Uncertainty: Interrogating The Communist Manifesto 1848-1998, ed. Geoff Dow and Laverty, Pluto Press, Annandale, NSW pp. 125-132.
Stilwell FJB 1998 'Globalization and cities: an Australian perspective', Review of Radical Political Economics, vol.30(4), pp. 139-167.
Stilwell FJB 1997 'Unemployment: Economic Myths and Positive Alternatives' in Unemployment: Policy and Practice, ed. E. Carson, Australian Academic Press, Brisbane, Australia.
Stilwell FJB 1997 'Australia Reconstructed: Oops, Missed the Turning', Journal of Australian Political Economy, vol.39.
Stilwell FJB 1997 'Australias Population: Is Stability Uneconomic?' People and Place, vol.5.
Stilwell FJB 1997 'Class in Australia', Overland, vol.149.
Stilwell FJB 1997 'Downsizing and the Contented Society', Eureka Street, vol.7.
Stilwell FJB 1997 'How to Cure Unemployment', Just Policy, vol.12.
Stilwell FJB 1997 'Income Distribution: Impacts of the Federal Government´s Policy', Ecodate, vol.11.
Stilwell FJB 1997 'Reform, Backlash and Social Balance', Social Alternatives, vol.26.
Stilwell FJB 1997 'Tax Reform: Here we go again', Australian Options, vol.11.
Stilwell FJB 1997 'Urban Land, Inequality and Taxation', Good Government, vol.927.
Stilwell FJB 1997 'Industry Policy Rides Again', Arena Magazine.
Current Supervising Postgraduates
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