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Associate Professor Russell Thomson

Associate Professor, Economics


Associate Professor Russell Thomson specialises in the economics of science technology and innovation. He has published in leading international journals including the Review of Economics and Statistics, Strategic Management Journal and American Journal of Agricultural Economics. In addition to academic research Associate Professor Thomson regularly undertake applied policy research for clients including the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance. He holds a PhD in Economics from Australian National University and a BSc (Mathematics) from the University of Melbourne. 

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Applied Economics - 380100

Further information


Also published as: Thomson, Russell; Thomson, R.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2021: Evaluation of additionality and spillovers achieved by the r&d tax incentive program *; Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
  • 2021: IP Australia Project *; IP Australia
  • 2021: RFQ: Estimating productivity spillovers from foreign direct investment COPS *; Austrade
  • 2021: RFQ: Investment Characteristics of Successful Innovative Businesses *; Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
  • 2020: Digital Innovation Festival 2016-2020 Lapsing Program Evaluation *; Sapere Research Group Funding
  • 2020: Request for New Industries Fund (NIF) - Determining Economic Impact *; Sapere Research Group Funding
  • 2019: Scoping Study for AtlasTrend *; AtlasTrend Pty Ltd
  • 2017: The role of branding and international trademarks in global value chains *; ARC Linkage Projects Scheme

* Chief Investigator

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