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Industry and Innovation Workshop 2017

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The Office of the Chief Economist held an Industry and Innovation Workshop with the theme ‘Show me the evidence'.

View the Industry and Innovation Workshop September 2017 Agenda PDF 1.2MB

Workshop presentations

Do Australian firms produce knowledge spillovers?

Speaker: Beth Webster, Centre for Transformative Innovation, Swinburne University of Technology

This presentation provides insights from a collaborative project between our department, Swinburne University and the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It looks at the impact of industry sectors and firm size in the production of research and development spillovers. The project uses the Business Longitudinal Data Environment (BLADE).

Do Australian firms produce knowledge spillovers presentation PDF 554.3KB

High growth firms in the Australian Economy

Speaker: Omer Majeed, Office of the Chief Economist, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

This presentation provides analysis of high-growth firms (HGFs) in the Australian context. It investigates their contribution to employment, turnover and value added growth, characteristics, and how they have changed over time.

High growth firms in the Australian economy presentation PDF 563.5KB

Entrepreneurship dynamics in Australia

Speaker: Sasan Bakhtiari, Office of the Chief Economist, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Entrepreneurship is the backbone of any progressive economy. This study investigates how the dynamism of Australian entrepreneurs has changed over the period 2002 to 2015. The findings suggest a significant decline in dynamism, although a rising prowess, to create jobs.

Entrepreneurship dynamics in Australia presentation PDF 792.3KB

Launch of the Economic Data Analysis Network

Speaker: David Turvey, Office of the Chief Economist, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

The Economic Data and Analysis Network (EDAN) is one of five analytical units under the Data Integration Partnership for Australia (DIPA). This presentation highlights EDAN’s four streams of work and its initial research priorities.

Launch of the Economic Data Analysis Network presentation PDF 427KB

Innovation and economic activity in Australia’s regions

Speaker: Warwick Jones, Office of the Chief Economist, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

This presentation analyses the geography of international trade in Australia and uses a combination of new and existing data sources to map innovation. It shows that both the extent and type of innovation is strongly associated with trade patterns suggesting that innovation and trade policy must also be linked.

The geography of trade an innovation in Australia presentation PDF 1.9MB

Regional patterns of Australia’s economy and population

Speaker: Danielle Wood, Australian Perspective Fellow, Grattan Institute

This presentation explores regional patterns in Australia’s population, employment and economic activity. Many people believe regional areas are falling behind the cities. As service sector grows, jobs and people are increasingly located in the major cities and regional centres. However our analysis suggests other regions have fared relatively well in terms of income growth over the past decade.

Planning and infrastructure policies have not always been responsive to these changes in economic geography. This presentation details some of the effects of these policy failures: high house prices, increased congestion and less value for money on government infrastructure spend.

Regional patterns of Australia’s economy and population presentation PDF 2.1MB

Transitioning regional economies

Speaker: Paul Lindwall, Commissioner, Productivity Commission

This presentation provides a detailed perspective of the Productivity Commission’s Transitioning Regional Economies study. It looks at the development of the single metric of adaptive capacity, and the factors which affect the transitioning of regional economies. It also outlines a policy framework used to advise governments on how they should approach regional development.

Transitioning regional economies presentation PDF 1.3MB

 Management Capability Survey 2015–16

Speaker: Mark Cully, Office of the Chief Economist, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

This presentation highlights the findings of the first official survey data on management capability in Australia. The Management and Organisational Capabilities of Australian Business, 2015–16, was released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on 25 August 2017.

Management Capability Survey 2015–16 presentation PDF 684.7KB

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Last updated: 15 June 2018

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