Professor John Houghton
John Houghton is Adjunct Professor at Victoria University's Victoria Institute of Strategic Economic Studies (VISES).
He has published and spoken widely on information technology, industry and science and technology policy issues, and he has been a regular consultant to national and international agencies, including the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.
John's research is at the interface of theory and practice with a strong focus on the policy application of economic and social theory, and of leading-edge research in various relevant fields. Consequently, his contribution tends to be in bringing knowledge and research methods to bear on policy issues in an effort to raise the level of policy debate and improve policy outcomes.
In 1998, John was awarded a National Australia Day Council, Australia Day Medal for his contribution to IT industry policy development.