Productivity

Working paper

Determinants of innovation novelty: evidence from Australian administrative data

This paper finds that firm-specific factors such as undertaking research and development, persistence of innovation, collaboration, foreign ownership, a business focus on innovation, and core business skills in IT and management are associated with higher levels of innovation novelty.
Strategy

2021 Australian infrastructure plan

The reforms outlined in this strategy document reflect an industry consensus that was developed in close collaboration with government, industry and communities. Infrastructure Australia completed a comprehensive engagement program that targeted more than 6,500 community members and industry stakeholders across Australia’s cities and regions.
Policy report

Making life richer, easier and healthier: robots, their future and the roles for public policy

Progress in robotics will help to make life easier, richer and healthier. This paper addresses the current and emerging uses and impacts of robots, the mid-term future of robotics and the role of policy.
Discussion paper

Treasury says: productivity matters but Coalition policy doesn’t

This paper argues that Australian Treasury do not believe that any of the Coalition Governments major economic policies announced in the last six years will deliver lasting benefits to the economy.
Discussion paper

Living on borrowed time

This discussion paper has been prepared to trigger widespread consultations with the broader community about Australia's economic future.
Report

Relationships between metropolitan, satellite and regional city size, spatial context and economic productivity

This report considers evidence about the existence and scale of agglomeration economies, including in Australian cities. It examines whether city size affects productivity, and whether economic productivity, city size and rising housing costs are interdependent.
Working paper

Immigration, productivity and wellbeing

This document presents the key issues concerning New Zealand's immigration system. It is a guide for those wishing to engage with and/or provide feedback to the Commission.
Report

PC Productivity Insights: Recent developments

The Productivity Insights series unpacks and analyses the latest ABS productivity statistics, and details and comments on trends and new developments underlying Australia's recent productivity performance.
Report

Fit for a better world: 2021 progress update

This document provides a progress update on the 2020 New Zealand Government publication Fit for a Better World – Accelerating our Economic Potential. It highlights how New Zealand is travelling in achieving a more productive, sustainable, and inclusive economy within the next decade.
Report

Productivity Commission white paper 2021

This document outlines a new productivity reform agenda for New South Wales that could lift productivity growth and boost real wages, without raising the tax burden.