How much R & D should Australia undertake?

Robert Brooks, Sinclair Davidson

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This paper explores the debate on R&D policy in Australia via an analysis that compares the level of R&D in Australia to a cross-section of countries. Using survey data from the Global Competitiveness Report and economic data we find that R&D levels are consistent with expectations given business attitudes, the property rights regime and economic characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-174
Number of pages10
JournalEconomic Papers
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Innovation policy
  • R&D

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