The 2020 BLADE EXPO was opened by Dr David Gruen, the Australian Statistician.
The Expo was held at UNSW (Sydney) and facilitated by Prof. Kevin Fox, Director Centre for Applied Economic Research (CAER), UNSW Business School. The Expo introduced BLADE to new users, detailing what it is and how it is created; and showcased a number of research projects undertaken by experienced BLADE users across government and academia. BLADE researchers study business performance over time; and the factors that drive innovation, job creation, competitiveness and productivity.
Access to BLADE is now easier
BLADE microdata is available via the ABS DataLab for academics and researchers from public policy institutes.
The DataLab is an online environment, providing researchers access BLADE data from wherever they are.
BLADE at a Glance
BLADE contains longitudinal data of Australian businesses. It includes Information on businesses from 2001-02 to 2016-17, including: Tax Data, ABS Business Survey Data on Business Characteristics, Research and Development and Innovation, Intellectual Property Longitudinal Research Data from IP Australia and Merchandise Imports and Exports.