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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Andrew Charlton is the author of Ozonomics, Fair Trade for All (written with Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz) and Quarterly Essay 44, Man-Made World, which won the 2012 John Button Prize. From 2008 to 2010 he was senior economic adviser to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. He previously worked for the London School of Economics and the United Nations and received his doctorate in economics from Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.

Understanding China’s growth model helps explain why australia has done so well in the twenty-first century. But it also explains why, at the same time, our economic anxiety is reaching a zenith: why holden is leaving, why the budget is in such an apparent quagmire, why house prices are soaring, why the dollar is so volatile. China’s growth has brought us a windfall, but it is a precarious sort of prosperity.

—Andrew Charlton, Dragon's Tail

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Andrew Charlton explores the supercharged rise of China and considers Australia’s future as the Chinese dragon stirs and shifts.  
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PUBLISHED: June 2014
RRP: $19.99
ISBN: 9781863956567 PAPERBACK
ISBN: 9781922231567 EBOOK


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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Charlton shows … a rare lucidity … a welcome addition to an important national debate.

Australian Book Review

With appealing compression and clarity, Andrew Charlton addresses the impact of China’s economic boom and examines Australia’s economic future as the yin to China’s yang … he shows how the mining boom in Australia has damaged other sectors of the economy and why it will leave us exposed when – or if – the crash comes.

Fiona Capp, Sydney Morning Herald

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