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.
|Energy in Australia
Energy in Australia 2015 provides the latest facts and figures on Australia’s energy sector, including energy resources, production, consumption, trade and prices, as well as international comparisons. It is a valuable source of information for decision-makers, investors, researchers and the community.
How Regional Universities Drive Regional Innovation
Australia’s regional universities play an important role in regional innovation. By surveying the senior management of regional universities and other organisations in Australia and internationally, this study has assessed how regional universities drive innovation. It compiles a catalogue of strategies and mechanisms, employed by these organisations across thirteen focus areas.
Choosing appropriate designs and methods for impact evaluation
Evaluating the impact of government programmes helps us to determine what works, what doesn’t work and why. In this paper, Professor Patricia Rogers and her co-authors from RMIT University and ARTD Consulting explore a range of methods for evaluating the impact of industry, innovation and science programmes.
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 relevant 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