ABOUT ABS ECONOMIC RESEARCH FROM THE CHIEF ECONOMIST

The purpose of the ABS's Economic Research Section is to undertake high quality research to address emerging challenges in economic measurement in order to enhance the statistics produced by the ABS.

The Economic Research Section will focus on research that:

  • enables the ABS to clearly articulate a public position on emerging economic measurement challenges;
  • informs stakeholders to answer key policy questions; and
  • enhances the ABS's statistics by developing practical solutions and implementing these solutions into ABS statistical series.

ABS economic research papers are published through the Chief Economist Series page.

Bruce Hockman was appointed as the first Chief Economist of the ABS in July 2017.