Productivity

Discussion paper

21 Sep 2018

This paper argues that the uneven take-up of new technology is resulting in increasing dispersion in productivity performance across firms in a variety of industries.

Journal article

20 Aug 2018

This article draws upon a unique body of empirical research conducted by co-author Masashi Yui for his as yet uncompleted PhD in public policy, documenting all cases of organisational restructuring in the country’s state sector between 1960 and 2017.

Journal article

20 Aug 2018

The various concepts of productivity are perplexing abstractions for the public. Yet ultimately a country’s prosperity relies on sustained productivity growth, as is best visible in those countries where the productivity ‘machine’ has failed, and poverty and disadvantage remain people’s typical lot.

Working paper

1 Aug 2018

Although coworkers are spending an increasing share of their working time interacting with one another, little is known about how the coordination of hours among heterogenous coworkers affects pay, productivity and labor supply. In this paper, we use new linked employer-employee data on hours worked...

Research report

21 Jun 2018

This report, commissioned by the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency, measures the medical and economic opportunity costs associated with asbestos-related disease. The report looks at the direct health care costs, as well as the cost of productivity and other losses resulting from time out of...

Research report

1 May 2018

In September 2016, the Queensland government asked the Queensland Productivity Commission to conduct an inquiry into manufacturing to identify policies to improve the sector’s productivity and competitiveness. This final report sets out a policy action plan to support a strong and diverse manufacturing sector.

Transcript

25 Apr 2018

This speech by Productivity Commission Chairman Peter Harris to the European Australian Business Council discusses the importance of Europe to Australia's international trade.

Research report

17 Apr 2018

This report provides a comprehensive picture of New Zealand’s total manufacturing sector, bringing together key facts and figures from Statistics New Zealand, commentary and insights from interviews with industry stakeholders, as well as findings from other research.

Working paper

9 Apr 2018

This resource aims to inform consideration of any changes to regulatory settings that may be needed to support the rollout and adoption of 5G services. It provides estimates of the costs and benefits that may stem from 5G and the impacts on businesses and consumers....

Working paper

1 Mar 2018

This research used administrative data on the population of New Zealand construction firms from 2001-2012, along with linked data on their employees and working proprietors, to study the relationships among worker flows, entry, and firm productivity.

Research report

15 Feb 2018

Creative Nation uses official, open and web data to map the creative industries in the United Kingdom, their evolution, contribution to local economic development, the strength of their support ecosystems - including research and informal networking - and their connections with each other.

Draft report

14 Dec 2017

This draft report aims to assist individuals and organisations to participate in the inquiry. It outlines the background to the inquiry, the Commission’s intended approach, and the matters about which the Commission is seeking comment and information.

Research report

11 Dec 2017

This report tracks Tasmania’s progress towards the attainment of improved results in jobs, construction, exports, new businesses, housing, health status and educational achievement.

Strategy

27 Nov 2017

This white paper sets out a long-term plan to boost the productivity and earning power of people throughout the United Kingdom.

Research report

18 Nov 2017

This independent report on the economic situation on Norfolk Island, following the Australian Government takeover of governance of the island last year, warns the island’s economy is heading for disaster as a result of spiralling costs and inappropriate regulation.

Research report

7 Nov 2017

This paper sets out the size and nature of Australia’s red tape problem and describes the opportunities available to policymakers to boost economic growth without further calls on the Australian taxpayer.

Commentary

30 Oct 2017

The Productivity Commission’s healthcare recommendations might not go far enough, but they could still be too bold for the government, writes Lesley Russell.

Research report

24 Oct 2017

This is the first document of its kind for the Productivity Commission — a look out across the landscape of factors and influences that may affect Australia's economic performance over the medium term, in order to offer advice on where our priorities should lie if...

Working paper

Motu Working Paper 17-15
29 Aug 2017

The study by researchers at Motu Economic and Public Policy found that men and women were statistically indistinguishable in how much value they add to their firms, but the average woman was paid only 84 cents for every $1 for the average man.

Research report

28 Aug 2017

This paper analyses trends in Australia’s productivity performance and disaggregates productivity growth into industry contributions to evaluate how structural change is affecting productivity growth.

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