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Live or Let Die: Research in Tough Economic Times
1 Live or Let Die: Research in Tough Economic Times
U. K. Research 2010 0953313824 / 9780953313822 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
79 pages. How can the UK maintain world class standards when money is tight? The next few years will be the toughest for the U K research community since the early 1990s. What does this mean for individual research fields, research groups and university departments? Research Fortnight put these questions and more to policymakers, leading research managers, professors and former vice-chancellors. Read what they have to say exclusively in "Live or let die: Research in tough economic times", a report which will help researchers and research managers navigate this new more uncertain landscape Highlights from this report include: The politics of funding cuts What is the coalition government's longer-term agenda for research and universities Running a university in the drought years What is it like to run a university when money is tight? What has past experience been? A generation of vice-chancellors cut their teeth running universities in leaner times. We bring you their stories, lessons and tips on surviving the future. Small is vulnerable Which research fields are more threatened in a funding crisis? Those that fail to demonstrate 'impact'? Orthose, such as nuclear physics, that have little political backing, or clout? What do subject-areas need to do to survive. Closing down gracefully Shutting down a department is one of the hardest tasks for any research manager. Is there a 'good' way to close down? We bring you examples of good practice and what not to do. How to do world-class science on a low-budget Many middle-income countries have experience of running elite research centres in a climate of low funding. How do they do this? Where do they raise funds from and how? How do they nurture and attract top talent? The leaders of top research institutions in Brazil and India reveal all. 
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Australian Politics in the Global Era, Capling, Ann
2 Capling, Ann Australian Politics in the Global Era
Australia Longman 1998 0582810914 / 9780582810914 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
174 indexed pages. 174 indexed pages including references. This introduction to the effects of globalisation on Australian politics examines the policies and decisions made by Australian governments over the years in attempts to deal with the impact of international commerce. Also looks at the ways in which globalisation tends to undermine and destabilise pre-existing institutions and policies. This book traces various formative political periods from Federation through to modern day, examining the policies and decisions made by Australian governments over the years as they have attempted to deal with the impact of international commerce. The ways in which globalisation has tended to undermine and destabilise pre-existing institutions and policies is also examined. The book seeks to promote discussion and debate about the contemporary and long term effects of globalisation, and the relevance and ability of Australian political institutions to deal with it. It examines the increasing trend of people to turn away from current political processes as they try to find their own ways to deal with the changes which globalisation has had on their lives. Creases in the fronf cover. 
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Dragon's Tail: The Lucky Country After the China Boom (Quarterly Essay 54), Charlton, Andrew
3 Charlton, Andrew Dragon's Tail: The Lucky Country After the China Boom (Quarterly Essay 54)
U.S.A. Black Inc. 2014 1863956565 / 9781863956567 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
101 pages including b/w illustrations. In this timely Quarterly Essay, Andrew Charlton demolishes some myths about Australia's long boom. Around 2000 Australia's economy became tied to the supercharged rise of China. We had the good fortune to have exactly the resources it wanted. This was not about inspired leadership, so much as good fortune - we became the richest people in the world almost by accident. No politician can take credit for the boom; no worker can be blamed for its end. Now the moment of truth has arrived: as the boom fades, can we make our own luck? Charlton notes that unlike many successful countries, Australia has never had much in the way of a national strategy. This allows us to grasp opportunities as they arise, but leaves us leveraged to circumstance. It's why we can be both a 'banana republic' and a 'miracle economy' in the space of two decades. Today we have never been more exposed to the world. But what happens if our China luck runs out? Andrew Charlton outlines a strategy for new circumstances. Andrew Charlton is the author of Ozonomics, Fair Trade for All (written with Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz) and Quarterly Essay 44, Man-Made World. Full contents: Includes correspondence: Mary Crock, Michael Bachelard, Neil James, David Corlett, Andrew Hamilton, Paul Toohey. 
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4 Copland, Douglas Berry The Road to High Employment: Administrative Controls in a Free Economy - The Godkin Lectures at Harvard University 1944 - 1945
Australia Angus and Robertson 1945 4th Ed Soft Cover Good 12mo 
91 pages.Completely revised and rewritten, this fourth edition of The Australian Economy brings up to date a volume that has already proved ‘its usefulness as a statement of our economic problems. The present edition is notable for its lucid treatment of war finance. The transference of labour and resources necessary to produce an "all-in" war effort, and the effects that the transition from a peace to a war economy must have on our national finance are set out clearly and forcibly; for the author realizes how much depends, in a democracy, on a popular apprecia tion of the issues involved. Students of economics, as well as all citizens who wish to understand their country's affairs, will find these simple economic studies topical and illuminating. Professor Copland has the happy knack of making lucid the complexities of high finance, currency and banking practice. Professor Copland lays bare the economic facts with a clarity that no longer allows argument. The subject matter is drawn from current events and experiences and is presented with attractive directness. On each topic he is informing and illuminating. Pr Douglas Berry Copland (1894-1971) contributed to the teaching and study of economics and to the growth of both ANU and the University of Melbourne, where he became the first Sidney Myer Professor of Commerce at the age of 30 and Dean of the then new Faculty of Commerce. Browning, foxing and name in the front fly. 
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Australia: Boom to Bust: The Great Australian Credit & Property Bubble, David, Lindsay
5 David, Lindsay Australia: Boom to Bust: The Great Australian Credit & Property Bubble
U.S.A. Lindsay David 2014 1497503868 / 9781497503861 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
227 pages. "How much longer can the China construction boom last?" "At the height of the Global Financial Crisis, the American banking system was too big to fail. Today, the Australian banking system is too big to save." Australia: Boom to Bust dives deeply into the plausible collapse of the "Three Pillars" of the Australian economy: Banks, Natural Resources and Real Estate. Lindsay David provides unique commentary on the true state of the Australian economy and identifies major defects in the structures of the Three Pillars. Toxic levels of private sector debt sponsored by Australia's largest banks has managed to flood already-inflated asset classes of the Pillars on the back of a once-in-a-lifetime construction boom and property bubble in China. Compelling data and research suggests that the Australian economy has lost touch with reality and has gambled away its banking system to propel the mining and property markets into unchartered waters. Powerful Australian property and banking pundits have successfully led Australians to believe that the unusually high cost of real estate is justified. The pundits tell us that Australia is simply "different." Pundits love to use the word "boom," but they rarely use the word "bust." When a country as a whole and its cities lack density alongside a median house price that is more than six times the median household income, there is only one word that can describe the true state of the Australian property sector-bubble. The domestic banking sector in Australia learned absolutely nothing from past economic downturns in Japan, America, Spain and Ireland. Unfortunately, it will suffer the same sad fate that its northern-hemisphere peers did, as history has a good track record of repeating itself. The warnings signs of a toxic Australian credit bubble could not be any clearer-they have simply been ignored. 
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National Income and Social Accounts: An Australian Study, Downing, R.I.
6 Downing, R.I. National Income and Social Accounts: An Australian Study
Australia Melbourne Univ Pr 1967 10th Edition - Reprint Soft Cover Good 12mo 
102 + viii pages. This little text book, intended for university and senior school use, has again been revised, all figures being brought up to date and for the first time expressed in decimal currency. Appendix II has been re-written, as has much of chapter 6, which has a new section, International Statistics. The national accounts published in this edition were drawn from the White Paper on National Income and Expenditure 1965-66 published with the 1966-67 budget, and from the White Book on Australian National Accounts, 1948-49 to I964-65. The analysis of concepts and uses of social accounting is developed on the basis of a simplified model. The final chapter explains the full accounts and the relationship between the various items. Richard Ivan Downing (1915-1975), economist, was educated at state schools and (from 1928) at Scotch College, Hawthorn, in 1932 he won a scholarship to the University of Melbourne (B.A. Hons, 1935). His studies ranged across history, commerce and law, but centred on economics, an interest he 'accidentally stumbled into' in 1929 and had confirmed for him by his awareness of the Depression. His study of economics in Melbourne was enlivened by senior academics, most prominently(Sir) Douglas Copland and Lyndhurst Giblin, who participated in policy advice and public debate. Many people referred to him as one of the founders of the welfare state in Australia and to 'the singular warmth and force of his personality'. A fellowship in his memory was established at the University of Melbourne to bring international scholars in social economics to Australia. Scratches in the front cover. Some tanning. Light stains in the lower edges. 
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Understanding Finance with the Australian Financial Review, Dunstan, Barrie
7 Dunstan, Barrie Understanding Finance with the Australian Financial Review
Australia Financial Review Library 1996 1862901147 / 9781862901148 5th Edition Glossy Soft Cover Good 8vo 
119 indexed pages. Manual for finance students and investors which describes the information published in the TAustralian Financial Review'. It explains how to get the most out of all sections of the paper, and how to understand the figures and tables that are regularly provided. The author is an experienced financial journalist. 
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The Great Crash 1929, Galbraith, John Kenneth
8 Galbraith, John Kenneth The Great Crash 1929
U. K. Penguin 1992 0140136096 / 9780140136098 Reprint Glossy Soft Cover Good 12mo 
223 indexed pages. This work examines the 'gold-rush fantasy' in American psychology and describes its dire consequences. The Florida land boom, the operations of Insull, Kreuger and Hatry, and the Shandoah Corporation all come together in Galbraith's study of concerted human greed and folly. Rampant speculation. Record trading volumes. Assets bought not because of their value but because the buyer believes he can sell them for more in a day or two, or an hour or two. Welcome to the late 1920s. There are obvious and absolute parallels to the great bull market of the late 1990s, writes Galbraith in a new introduction dated 1997. Of course, Galbraith notes, every financial bubble since 1929 has been compared to the Great Crash, which is why this book has never been out of print since it became a bestseller in 1955. 
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Gittinomics: Living the good life without money stress, overwork and joyless Consumption, Gittins, Ross
9 Gittins, Ross Gittinomics: Living the good life without money stress, overwork and joyless Consumption
Australia Allen & Unwin 2007 174175092X / 9781741750928 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
254 pages including bibliography. This is the ultimate guide for everyone who's never really understood economics, but was too embarrassed to admit it! It covers dedicated mailing and e-mail campaign targeted economics related media and organisations.For everyone who knows economics is important but doesn't really know why, this is an indispensable, plain-speaking, entertaining, and highly relevant guide to the economics of everyday life.While the word 'economics' strikes fear into the hearts of many, it affects virtually every aspect of our daily lives - from the work we do to how we spend our leisure time, from saving for a rainy day to paying taxes, and everything in between. Gittinomics aims to provide readers with an understanding of just how the economy around us works, and how to take control of our lives, do less of what we don't like and more of what we do.Written in an engaging and accessible manner, this volume is a must-have for anyone who wants a better understanding of economics and how the role it plays in our lives. Table of Contents: Home economics: An introduction Part One: Family Finances 1. The changing workforce 2. Women at work 3. The cost of kids 4. The value of higher education 5. The Great Australian Home 6. Saving, debt and guilt Part Two: The Outside World 7. Paying for health care 8. Taxes-love 'em or hate 'em 9. Crime and drugs 10. Our ageing population Part Three: Everyday Life 11. Housework has a value 12. The pleasures of consumerism 13. The shortage of time 14. The attack on leisure 15. Happiness Last word: My take-home message. Ross Gittins is economics editor at the Sydney Morning Herald. In 1993 he won the Citibank Pan Asia award for excellence in financial journalism. He has been a Nuffield press-fellow at Wolfson College, Cambridge and journalist-in-residence at Dept. Economics, University of Melbourne. 
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Tourism in the Pacific Rim: Development, Impacts, and Markets, Hall, Colin Michael
10 Hall, Colin Michael Tourism in the Pacific Rim: Development, Impacts, and Markets
Australia Longman Cheshire 1994 0582913438 / 9780582913431 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
226 indexed pages. The Asia-Pacific is the world's most rapidly growing tourist region. Tourism is a major export earner for many of the countries in the region and is an industry of major economic significance. But there are also considerable social and environmental impacts such as coastal pollution, ecological destruction, and social dislocation. Tourism in the Pacific Rim is the first book to provide a coherent picture of international tourism in the Asia-Pacific region. Countries included in the book are Japan; China; North East Asia comprising South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong; the ASEAN nations of Brunei, Malaysia, Indonesia, The Philippines, Singapore and Thailand; Australia and New Zealand; and the microstates of the South Pacific. Each country is analysed in terms of the significance of its tourism industry, inbound and outbound travel, government policies, the impacts of tourism development, and the future prospects for tourism growth. Contents: 1. The Pacific age: the development of the Pacific Basin and its implications for tourism; 2. Japan: tourism superpower of the Pacific; 3. The newly industrialised economies of North East Asia: Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong; 4. ASEAN: 6-in-1 tropical paradise? 5. China: the sleeping tourism giant; 6. Australia and New Zealand: The formation of a joint market; 7. The South Pacific: the tourism periphery; 8. The future development of tourism in the Pacific: the Pacific era or a Japanese lake? 
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The Mystery of Economic Growth, Helpman, Elhanan
11 Helpman, Elhanan The Mystery of Economic Growth
USA The Belknap Press 2010 0674046056 / 9780674046054 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
223 indexed pages. Reviews, critiques, and integrates current research--on capital accumulation, education, productivity, trade, inequality, geography, and institutions--and clarifies its relevance for global economic inequities. In particular, he points to institutions--including property rights protection, legal systems, customs, and political systems--as the key to the mystery of economic growth. Solving this mystery could lead to policies capable of setting the poorest countries on the path toward sustained growth of per capita income and all that that implies--and Helpman's work is a welcome and necessary step in this direction. 
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Great Crises of Capitalism, Jonson, P. D.
12 Jonson, P. D. Great Crises of Capitalism
Australia Connor Court Pub 2011 1921421894 / 9781921421891 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
319 indexed pages including bibliography. The financial world is experiencing increasing financial volatility with far more frequent financial booms and busts. Dr Peter Jonson is a former Chief Economist at the Reserve Bank of Australia and a lifelong economic thinker and writer. In Great Crises of Capitalism, Peter summarises four hundred years of capitalist progress, including the costly setbacks from major wars and repeated episodes of financial instability. Such episodes are occurring with greater frequency, and this presents great dangers and also great opportunities for governments, for professional investors and managers of people's individual or family financial nest eggs. The concluding chapters include messages for governments, central banks and individual or family investors. Booms are not all bad, as big and often exciting projects are undertaken when people's confidence is high, while most of the crooks and incompetents get found out in the busts. Peter Jonson says it would be futile, as well as counterproductive, to strangle the golden goose that is capitalism by more and more constricting regulations. Sensible policies can however be devised to reduce the damaging froth and bubble. Beyond that point, companies and individuals, even governments, need robust strategies to benefit from the booms, avoid the worst of the busts and then go shopping for bargains. The final chapter discusses future crises of capitalism. Peter Jonson believes that the biggest threat to capitalism is instability caused by policy swings: expansion, recovery, asset inflation, goods inflation, policy-tightens, economy-falls back, etc. Such outcomes would destabilise the beliefs of the econocrats in major countries, as well as their political masters, making policies even worse, and greatly damage economic performance. But we also need policies to counter geopolitical risks, epidemics and shortage of clean water and other resources as the global population approaches 9 billion people. Peter Jonson is a professional director and economist. He serves on the boards of listed companies Village Roadshow, Bionomics and Pro Medicus. Chairman of the Melbourne Institute Advisory Board from 1992 to 2002, now Chair Emeritus. Founding Chair of the Australian Institute for Commercialisation (2002 to 2007). Chair of the Commonwealth government Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Committee since 2005. Peter has been Chairman of ANZ Funds Management, Group Managing Director of Norwich Union Financial Services Ltd and Head of Research at James Capel Australia Limited. Peter held a number of senior positions as an economist with the Reserve Bank of Australia from 1972 to 1988. He is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 
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Polymer technology in Australia, Karpfen, F. M.; Nagarajan, S.
13 Karpfen, F. M.; Nagarajan, S. Polymer technology in Australia
Australia Australian Government Publishing Service 1988 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 8vo 
x + 135 pages including Tables in Appendixes. This report provides an overview of the Australian polymer industry and of the role of research and development in the growth of this industry. The report is a ‘working paper’ aimed at stimulating further discussion by interested parties. It is one of a series of reports on technology issues prepared by the Department of Industry, Technology and Commerce. 
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An Economic Theory of the Feudal System, Kula, Witold
14 Kula, Witold An Economic Theory of the Feudal System
U.S.A. Verso Books 1987 0860918513 / 9780860918516 Reprint Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
1987 reprint of the 1976 Verso edition. 191 indexed pages including an introduction by Fernand Braudel. This is a study which may interest not only historians and economic historians but also those concerned with the "developing" countries. Many political studies of feudalism have been written since the famous works of Bloch and Ganshof. ls it possible to construct an economic model of feudalism of comparable logic and coherence? Witold Kula has made one of the first serious efforts to propose an economic theory of the particular rationality governing production in a feudal agrarian system. His empirical material is taken from the history of Polish agriculture from the 16th century onwards, when Poland was one of the great granaries of Europe, and its peasantry notoriously subjected to the belated serfdom that developed in Eastern Europe in the later middle ages. Kula lucidly studies the type of economic calculation inherent in a feudal manor, and its mode of adaptation to variations in harvests and markets. Seigneurial demesnes. peasant plots and artisanal guilds are each considered within a common analytic framework. The possible long-term dynamic of a feudal system such as that exemplified by the Polish cereal economy, with its important export sector, is reconstructed. Kula‘s work ends with a discussion of the problem of periodization in the economic history of feudal agriculture, and of the articulation of conjunctural and structural movements within it. 
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On The Economic Theory of Socialism, Lange, Oska; Taylor, Fred M.
15 Lange, Oska; Taylor, Fred M. On The Economic Theory of Socialism
USA McGraw-Hill 1965 0070362599 / 9780070362598 Reprint Glossy Soft Cover Good 12mo 
143 pages including references. It is the belief of many capitalist laymen and economists that a socialist economy is impracticable. ln this book the arguments that socialism would not provide adequate incentives to spur men to effort, enterprise and invention are brilliantly analyzed and finally dismissed as folklore. At the same time the authors deny the impracticality of a socialist economy, they also present some of its serious problems. 
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The Depression of the 1930's: Problems In Australian History, Louis, L.J.; Turner, Ian
16 Louis, L.J.; Turner, Ian The Depression of the 1930's: Problems In Australian History
Australia Cassell 1970 0304939757 / 9780304939756 Reprint Soft Cover Good 12mo 
239 indexed pages about the 1929 / 1932 economic depression in Australia. Contents: The Boom Years - The 1920s; Prologue to the Crisis; The Onset of the Crisis; The First Reactions; The Course of the Crisis - The Economy; Some Responses to the Financial Measures; Wages and Employment; Unemployment Relief; Sidelights on Unemployment; Relief for Farmers; The Politics of the Depression; Politics Outside Parliament; Recovery; J. M. Keynes and the Depression in Australia; The Depression of the 1890s and the 1930s in Australia: A Comparison. 
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The Labour Experiment, Macintyre, Stuart; Shedvin, C. B.
17 Macintyre, Stuart; Shedvin, C. B. The Labour Experiment
Australia McPhee Gribble Pub 1989 0869140574 / 9780869140574 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
74 indexed pages including bibliography. In the early twentieth century, Australia was popularly regarded as a workers’ paradise. The newly established Australian labour movement had achieved rapid success and implemented many progressive policies ahead of more industrialized nations. Dr Stuart Macintyre, labour historian, draws on economic, social and political history to examine those policies, assessing their impact on working-class living standards and class relations. The Labour Experiment critically re-examines the labour movement’s performance and its programme of change over the period 1901-50. For secondary and tertiary students 
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State of the Nation: Statistical Indicators of Australia's Wellbeing, Maley, Barry
18 Maley, Barry State of the Nation: Statistical Indicators of Australia's Wellbeing
Australia Centre for Independent Studies 1997 1864320257 / 9781864320251 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 8vo 
111 indexed pages. State of the Nation looks back over the past century and provides an important historical view on key indicators of Australia's performance. It tells the bad news - rising crime, increased family breakdown, more unemployment, higher taxes - but also points to the successes of increased life expectancy, improving health and rising average incomes. This major ClS reference text also provides a snapshot of social and cultural life in Australia, with a section on sport, TV, cinema and other forms of entertainment. Dr Lucy Sullivan is a Research Fellow at the CIS. Barry Maley is Senior Fellow at the CIS and Director of the Taking Children Serious/y program. Michael Warby is Public Attairs Manager at the Tasman Institute. 
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World in 2020 - Power, Culture and Prosperity: A Vision Of The Future, McRae, Hamish
19 McRae, Hamish World in 2020 - Power, Culture and Prosperity: A Vision Of The Future
U. K. HarperCollins 1995 0006383823 / 9780006383826 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Good 12mo 
302 indexed pages. As the world's economies shift, some countries will succeed and some will fail. Understanding the reasons - and which countries will emerge as the most powerful over the next generation, affects all our futures. Drawing on research from Europe, Japan and America, and using analytical tools which reveal the potential for growth and social harmony in each country, the author discusses the following issues and describes his own vision of the future: why a country's success will depend as much on its people's good behaviour as on their skills; why culture rather than technology will determine which countries will have the cutting edge; why manufacturing will no longer be the key to economic success; how China will become the world's largest economy; why the US must overcome its law-and-order problems to survive; why Japan's rise will peak; why Europe will never become a superstate; and why there will be plenty of jobs but no jobs for life. Crease in the front cover. 
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Markets and Famines, Ravallion, Martin
20 Ravallion, Martin Markets and Famines
U.S.A. Oxford Univ Pr 1989 0198287275 / 9780198287278 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
This study, widely acclaimed since its first appearance in 1987, applies some modern methods of economic investigation to the question of how famines happen in market economies, focusing particularly on the 1974-75 famine in Bangladesh. The book explains how sharp increases in mortality can arise from even small changes in the distribution of food consumption, either between people or over time. A recurrent theme is that the way markets for storable foods use information about future scarcity is crucial to their performance during a famine. 
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