Organisation

Productivity Commission

Owning Institution:

The Productivity Commission is the Australian government's independent research and advisory body on a range of economic, social and environmental issues affecting the welfare of Australians.

Briefing paper

Regulatory technology: information paper

Regulatory technology (regtech) is the use of technology to better achieve regulatory objectives. This paper is a discussion starter, targeted at policy makers and regulators. It identifies areas where regtech has been useful and offers further potential. It also highlights factors that policy makers and...
Report

National transport regulatory reform

The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to assess the economic impact of reforms to transport regulation agreed to by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in 2008-09. Those reforms relate to heavy vehicle safety and productivity, rail safety and maritime safety. This report outlines...
Case study

Victoria's commercial land use zoning

This case study explores the implementation and impacts of changes to Victoria’s commercial zones over the past decade. Victoria’s experience suggests it is possible to introduce greater flexibility into zoning arrangements with positive outcomes.
Report

Why did young people’s incomes decline?

This report provides an in-depth analysis of how income sources evolved between 2001 and 2018 for various age groups, and why. It shows the main driver behind lower incomes for young people is falling wage income.
Working paper

Climbing the jobs ladder slower: young people in a weak labour market

This paper investigates labour market scarring that might have occurred over the period 2008 to 2018 — specifically whether young people entering the labour market during and following the GFC had a harder transition into employment than those entering earlier, and whether that experience could...