Jason Potts

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Jason Potts is an economic theorist who specialises in problems of economic growth and change. He works in areas of economic evolution, technological change, institutional economics, economics of innovation, economics of cities, and the economics of cultural and creative industries. His current research focuses on innovation in the commons, and on global innovation policy.

Potts is a Professor of Economics at RMIT University, as well as an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Economics at the University of Queensland, and an Adjunct Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. He was the 2000 winner of the International Joseph A Schumpeter Prize, has published over 60 articles and six books. He is currently an editor of Journal of Institutional Economics, and Innovation: Management, Practice and Policy.

Report
14 March 2017

This summary report looks at the Kimberley Girl program, which uses popular culture, including the image-making aspects of the fashion industry, to connect with young women on their own terms.

Report
14 March 2017

This report looks at the Kimberley Girl program, which uses popular culture, including the image-making aspects of the fashion industry, to connect with young women on their own terms.

Article
4 November 2013

Last year the Australian Bureau of Statistics did the maths – government spends about...

Article
4 April 2013

What makes a great city? This is the question that the construction of world city or global city indexes has sought to answer.

The CCI Creative City Index (CCI-CCI) is a new approach to the...

Journal article
3 May 2012

The mining industry is shaping notions of what this land is good for and the national narrative is becoming dominated by dirty fuels and brute strength, but the...

Report
29 February 2012

The CCI Creative City Index (CCI-CCI) is a new approach to the measurement and ranking of creative global cities.

It is constructed over eight principal dimensions, each...

Report
4 May 2011

This paper proposes a new model for innovation policy that clearly distinguishes it from industrial policy.

The authors challenge the idea, implicit in much existing...

Report
1 April 2011

There are cultural costs and benefits associated with where one chooses to live in Australia.

City living, for example, offers proximity to a greater range of cultural...

Discussion paper
23 April 2009

This paper sets out an argument that behavioural biases and heuristics can make it difficult for small and medium‐sized firms to adopt best practice innovation processes that are necessary for...

Journal article
7 October 2008

The authors review and critique the standard creative industries definitions and explain why they believe a market-based social network definition offers an analytic advance.