The United States Studies Centre and the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia invited guests to an introduction to their new project examining investment flows between Australia and the United States. The project focuses on the different forms of US-sourced investment in Australia, estimating their macro-economic implications and the nation-building legacy of specific large, sustained US investments in Australia. The United States is also the single largest destination of outbound investment by Australians, and the project will examine the value and economic impact of these outbound investment flows.

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Project lead Professor Richard Holden of UNSW presented his strategy and plans for data collection, econometric analysis and specific case studies. He discussed the scope of the comprehensive report to be released later in the year.

Simon Jackman, CEO of the USSC; Niels Marquardt, CEO of AmCham; and David Livingstone, Chief Country Officer for Citi, contributed to the discussion.