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A report for the Australian Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education
19 Dec 2012

This paper is a review of how Australia can improve is evidence based policy making, in particular by using currently restricted micro datasets from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).


29 Jun 2009

This paper investigates the effects of competition on hospital quality.

It proposes to extend the Elzinga-Hogarty quantity flow approach of defining markets by first determining the trading cluster to which each hospital belongs and then delineating markets using patient flow information.

After defining...


3 Sep 2008

This paper analyses the effect of raising the inventive step requirements in the Patents Act 1990 on Australia?s position in the global supply chain. In particular, it considers the likely effects on the intentions of foreign multinational enterprises (MNEs) to invest in Australia and the...


2 Sep 2008

This paper proposes a method of deriving a hospital quality performance indicator using mortality outcome measures. The method aggregates any number of mortality outcome measures observed over several years into a single indicator. The paper begins with the supposition that there exists an abstract quality...

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