Office of the Chief Economist
Providing objective, robust and high quality economic analysis to inform policy
industry, innovation, resources, energy and evaluation.
The Industry Monitor is an online and dynamic publication that tracks Australia’s progress in the areas identified in the department’s Strategic Plan.
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Recent reports and research papers are provided below. You can also view all publications which includes the future releases schedule.
The interactive National Innovation Map tool identifies the location of innovation activities and business creation across Australia over time. Business creation and innovation is influenced by proximity to other innovative activity including that of research organisations. Geographic location is therefore a major influence on innovation and business creation. This tool can help you understand innovation and entrepreneurship trends in your region.
|Review of the socioeconomic impacts of coal seam gas in Queensland
The unprecedented growth of CSG development in Queensland has had a large impact on local communities. This publication provides an analysis of the socioeconomic impacts of this development, including direct economic impacts and other factors which may have consequences for community wellbeing, such as social, demographic, environmental, and health outcomes.
Resources and energy quarterly
The value of Australia’s export earnings are projected to increase by 4 per cent a year to $235 billion in 2019-20 supported by an increase in export volumes and rising prices, in the later years of the decade according to the September 2015 Resource and Energy Quarterly.
Randomised controlled trials and industry programme evaluations
In this paper, Professor Paul Jensen (Melbourne Institute) investigates the potential use of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and other experimental methods to evaluate the impact of departmental programmes. The report contributes to a series of work being undertaken to better understand the impact of the department’s work.
Australian energy statistics
The 2015 Australian Energy Statistics and Australian Energy Update are now available, containing the latest official statistics and analysis on Australian energy consumption, production and trade in 2013–14.
The Office of the Chief Economist produces research papers on a wide range of economic issues. Papers are of an analytical nature and attempt to address research questions relvant to the department’s portfolio responsibilities.
The Chief Economist is available to discuss the contents of publications with media outlets, and to present the findings at industry events. Enquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org