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John Houghton

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Victoria University
Centre for Strategic Economic Studies

John Houghton is currently Professorial Fellow at Victoria University's Centre for Strategic Economic Studies (CSES) and Director of the Centre's Information Technologies and the Information Economy Program.
He has had a number of years experience in information technology policy, more general industry policy and related economic research. He has published and spoken widely on information technology, industry, and science and technology policy issues. He has co-authored several chapters in the past years of the OECD publications Information Technology Outlook and Communications Outlook. He also publishes two annual updates on the Australian ICT industry sponsored by the Australian Computing Society. These reports use the path-breaking mapping methodology he developed with M. Pucar and C. Knox and published in Mapping Information Industries (Productivity Commission 1996). In 1998, John was awarded a National Australia Day Council, Australia Day Medal for his contribution to IT industry policy development.
John Houghton’ research is at the interface of theory and practice with a strong focus on the policy application of economic and social theory, and of leading-edge research in various relevant fields. Consequently, his contribution tends to be in bringing knowledge and research methods to bear on policy issues in an effort to raise the level of policy debate and improve policy outcomes.


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Dataset

30 Oct 2015

This survey aimed to gather data that would help understand how information and research produced by organsations on public interest issues is discovered, selected, catalogued and collected by libraries and other collecting organisations and services.

The survey asks about the kinds of...

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Journal article

Preprint

29 Oct 2015

Digital collecting of public policy resources such as reports, discussion papers, evaluations and datasets (also known as grey literature) is still very low in Australia and as a result users find it difficult and time consuming to access the research resources they need.

The Internet has...

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Research report

16 Mar 2015

Executive Director’s report

Ross Wilkinson, ANDS

How can Australia address the challenge of living in bushfire prone city fringes? How can Australia most effectively farm and preserve our precious soil? How can Australia understand the Great...

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Discussion paper

18 Nov 2014

This paper discusses the ways in which the internet has profoundly changed how we produce, use and collect research and information for public policy and practice, particularly focusing on the benefits and challenges presented by grey literature. The authors argue that grey literature (i.e....

Research report

01 Nov 2014

Main points

Research data are an asset we have been building for decades, through billions of dollars of public investment in research annually. The information and communication technology (ICT) revolution presents an unprecedented opportunity to ‘leverage’ that asset....

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Research report

23 Jun 2014

Open data offers a new start for economic reform and productivity growth. Leveraging the new possibilities of the Internet to make better use of existing resources, it offers us a way of getting past the political economy of winners and losers.

This report illustrates the potential...

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Research report

30 Aug 2012

This report makes the economic case for flexible copyright exceptions and extended safe harbour provisions.

Copyright can strengthen the incentive to create by affording rights holders exclusive rights to exploit their work. This can bring into existence work that would not...

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Research report

30 Aug 2012

The industries relying on limitations and exceptions to copyright are a sizable part of Australia’s economy.

Copyright can strengthen the incentive to create by affording content owners exclusive rights to exploit their work. This can bring into existence work that would not...

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Research report

01 Mar 2012

This report provides an overview of methods and approaches explored in the study, issues encountered and our findings and recommendations.

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) evaluates the quality and impact of its research and data infrastructure investme nts. The Council’s...

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Submission

29 Feb 2012

 

In making this submission, we hope to assist The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) in developing a methodology for valuing Public Sector Information (PSI) and to contribute to the current draft and design of proposed subsequent agency and user survey...

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