The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney and the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia (AmCham) will today officially launch a new research project examining investment flows between Australia and the United States.

The United States is the single largest source of investment in Australia and the single largest destination of outbound Australian investment. The project will examine the value and economic impact of these investment flows in a multi-faceted approach.

"Using the economic expertise of Professor Richard Holden, the Centre wants to better document the nature of the US-Australian economic relationship by doing in-depth case studies, surveying businesses about previously undocumented issues – such as the value of US expertise in business operations – and looking at key economic indicators to see the full story," USSC CEO Simon Jackman said.

AmCham CEO Niels Marquardt said the two-way investment relationship between Australia and the United States is the strongest and most enduring one this country has.

"AmCham is thrilled to be part of telling this story – one that is so critical to Australia’s prosperity and to the US-Australia alliance as a whole. This will not be ‘just another study on a shelf’. This will change the way we talk about foreign investment in Australia at all levels – among leadership and the general public," Mr Marquardt said.

At today's launch, held at the Citigroup Centre, Professor Holden will present his strategy and plans for data collection, econometric analysis and specific case studies, and discuss the scope of the comprehensive report to be released later this year.

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