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Beth Webster


Professor Beth Webster

Professor Beth Webster is the Director of the Centre for Transformative Innovation at Swinburne University of Technology. She is also Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research Impact and Policy. 

She holds a B. Economics and M. Economics (Monash University) and a PhD in economics (University of Cambridge). She has authored over 100 articles on the economics of innovation and firm performance and has been published in RAND Journal of Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Oxford Economic Papers, Journal of Law & Economics, Cambridge Journal of Economics and Research Policy. She has been appointed to a number of committees including the Bracks' review of the automotive industry; Lomax-Smith Base funding Review; CEDA Advisory Council; the Advisory Council for Intellectual Property; President, European Policy for Intellectual Property Association; and General Secretary, Asia Pacific Innovation Network.

Subject Area Expertise

Economics; Innovation; R&D policy; Firm performance; Productivity; Intellectual property policy; Industry dynamics; Knowledge spillovers; Markets for technology




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