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Innovation policy: the efficiency of tax incentives

Our first poll of the ESA National Economic Panel (NEP) for 2016 was inspired by the innovation agenda that has - since PM Turnbull came into power late last year - been propelled into the limelight and is fast becoming embedded in popular public/economic/policy discourse. 

In the spirit of 'agility', we 'disrupted' our panellists and used our polling platform to 'crowd-source' their opinions on a key policy lever designed to stimulate innovation - tax incentives. 

Specifically, the panel was polled on this proposition: 

"New tax incentives for investments in technology and innovation business and start-ups are likely to be inefficient."

1) Poll results, charts and comments: 

2) Overview of the results by Prof Beth Webster (Director of the Centre for Transformative Innovation at Swinburne University of Technology) : 

3) ESA-Monash Forum press release:

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Thanks again to the panellists and to Professor Beth Webster. 

Stay tuned for our next NEP poll! *

Tom Chan & Buly Cardak
ESA-Monash Forum/ESA National Economic Panel 

* We're always on the lookout for good questions to put to the NEP. Submit your question ideas here: http://bit.ly/ESANEP1

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