The Victoria Institute of Strategic Economic Studies (VISES) is led by Professor Bruce Rasmussen, and incorporates the Centre for Policy Studies (CoPS). CoPS will continue to operate in a semi-autonomous manner, led by Professor James Giesecke.
Our vision is to focus on the study of the fundamental economic, social and technological changes that are recasting the global economy, and to develop effective policy responses to them. As a world leader in computable general equilibrium modelling, CoPS will help to give effect to these ambitions.
The transition of the Centre for Strategic Economic Studies (CSES) to a University Institute was approved by the University Council in early 2014.