Reports: Economic contribution of advances in science

6 April 2016

More than a quarter of Australia's economy can be attributed to advances in science over the past 20 to 30 years. That's an annual contribution of $330 billion to our national prosperity, and it's just one measure of the phenomenal impact of the sciences on the way we live and work.

These findings are reported in two new reports commissioned by the Office of the Chief Scientist from the Australian Academy of Science, with analysis provided by the Centre for International Economics.

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