Professor Beth Webster is the Director of the Centre for Transformative Innovation at Swinburne University of Technology. Her area of study is the economics of how knowledge is created and diffuses through the economy. On these topics alone she has authored over 100 articles in outlets such as RAND Journal of Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Oxford Economic Papers, Journal of Law & Economics and Cambridge Journal of Economics. She has been appointed to a number of committees including the Lomax-Smith Base funding Review; CEDA Advisory Council; the Bracks Automotive review; the Advisory Council for Intellectual Property; the European Policy for Intellectual Property Association; the Economic Society of Victoria and the Asia Pacific Innovation Conference. She is also holds honorary research positions at the Universities of Melbourne, Oxford and Tasmania.
She has a PhD (economics) from the University of Cambridge and economics degrees from Monash University.
Professor, Centre for Transformative Innovation, Swinburne University
Professorial Fellow, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research
Director, Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia
Principal Reseaarch Fellow, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research
Associate Director, Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia
Senior Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research
Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research
Senior Research Manager, Bureau of Immigration and Population Research, Australian Public Service
Research Economist, Department of Labour, Victorian Public Service
Research Fellow, Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research
Research Assistant, Centre for Policy Studies, Monash University