Dr Nicholas Gruen, Lateral Economics CEO, presents his views on the slow pace of change surrounding the greater adoption of the concept of evidence-based policy.
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. Given this, there is increasing...
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 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 otherwise exist,...
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 otherwise exist, generating...
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 questionnaires....
Using design principles for social service delivery has produced old fashioned innovation, writes Nicholas Gruen
Design is often described as making things not only useable but useful and desirable/delightful. We'd agree this is important - but what is even more fundamental (and rare)...
While the financial crisis cut swathes through the financial sector and real economics of developed countries generally its effect in Australia was to illustrate a grand paradox.
Our banks were revealed to be amongst the strongest in the world, profitable beyond the wildest dreams...
Public–private partnerships have turned out to be an expensive way of plugging gaps, writes Nicholas Gruen in Inside Story
ECONOMIC reform in Australia has been a triumphant success. From the mid 1980s on, it pulled our relative economic fortunes out of their decades-long decline...
As governments across Australia and around the world seek to use Web 2.0 tools and strategies to communicate with their citizens, this forum explores the role of social media as a means of direct communication, collaboration and engagement between governments and communities.