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The performance and characteristics of Australian firms with Employee Share Schemes
This paper aims to provide evidence and inform policies that promote employee share ownership in Australia. Employee Share Schemes (ESS) are a form of shared capitalism that have been argued to reduce wealth inequality and improve firm and aggregate economic outcomes.
The role of spillovers in research and development expenditure in Australian industries
Research and development (R&D) play a central role in productivity and economic growth. In this paper we focus on the R&D expenditure decisions of individual firms and how they are affected by the R&D activity of other firms.
Clean Technology, Regulation and Government Intervention: The Australian Experience
The Clean Technology, Regulation and Government Intervention research paper assesses the impact of the Clean Technology Investment Fund (CleanTech). The program provided grants to manufacturing businesses to invest in energy efficient equipment, technologies, processes and products.
The Clean Technology Investment Programme encouraged firms to switch to cleaner technology while allowing them to maintain their competitiveness. The Business Dynamics of a Clean Energy Policy paper looks at whether the performance of firms that received the grants was any better than those that did not receive the funding.