Robertson, Paul L.
Resource Based or Resource Cursed? A Brief (and Selective) History of the Australian Economy since 1901, Australian Innovation Research Centre, University of Tasmania, AIRC Working Paper Series WP/0108. November 2008 (Pdf accessible from ecite.utas.edu.au)
Discusses Australia’s historical reliance, unusual among world economies, on a fairly narrow range of primary exports to finance industrial imports. There are both advantages and problems in this.