Office of the Chief Economist

We perform economic analysis to help develop policy.

What we do

Our office provides objective, robust and high-quality analysis and insights to inform industry, innovation, resources and energy policy development. We also evaluate programs in our department and across government. 

Michelle Dowdell
Chief Economist
Michelle Dowdell leads the Office of the Chief Economist.
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Data management and tools

Jul 2021 Department of Industry, Science and Resources

Data strategy 2021–2024

Our data strategy outlines how we will continue to build our data capabilities and resources. This will ensure our policies and programs are informed by the best available evidence.
Jun 2019 Office of the Chief Economist

Program Analytics Tool

Get insights into the businesses participating in our department’s programs.
Sep 2017 Office of the Chief Economist

Business Longitudinal Analysis Data Environment (BLADE)

A statistical resource that contains information on Australian businesses.

Previous work

Jul 2020 Office of the Chief Economist

Office of the Chief Economist staff research papers

The research papers produced by the Office of the Chief Economist deal with topical issues of interest relevant to the department.
Jun 2018 Office of the Chief Economist

Australian Government data integration and analysis project

The most effective government policies, programs and services are informed by accurate, high quality data.

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