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Productivity

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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.
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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.
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Productivity by the numbers

This report includes key productivity concepts and measures. It looks at New Zealand’s productivity trends, both the latest statistics and longer-run productivity performance, and what can be done to lift New Zealand's productivity.
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Economic impact of ubiquitous high speed broadband: agriculture sector

Farmers use broadband, in combination with other technologies, to reduce costs, improve water efficiency and improve access to commodity and labour markets. This paper highlights the real world benefits of high-speed broadband in a series of case studies of agricultural enterprises.
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Wellbeing and productivity at work

Impaired mental wellbeing affects the productivity of people at work. Xero commissioned NZIER to investigate the direct return on investment from workplace wellbeing initiatives.
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Picking cherries: evidence on the effects of temporary and seasonal migrants on the New Zealand economy

This report looks at the evidence of the effects of migration policy on New Zealand’s top "frontier" firms.
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Re-awakening Australia: the economic cost of sleep disorders in Australia, 2010

This report was commissioned by the Sleep Health Foundation to re-estimate the cost of sleep disorders based on updated cost information and developments in the literature, which result in different methodology from the previous analysis.
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Frontier firms: four industry case studies

This report summarises the findings from case studies of four significant New Zealand industries: Dairy (both farming and processing), Health technology (HealthTech), Horticulture (with a focus on kiwifruit and wine) and Software products and services (Software). The four case studies have identified various opportunities for...
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Living on the edge: an anatomy of New Zealand's frontier firms

This report explores the key characteristics of firms at New Zealand’s productivity frontier through the use of Stats NZ’s Longitudinal Business Database.
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Benchmarking New Zealand's frontier firms

This study compares the relative performance of New Zealand’s firms to those economies using novel cross-country microdata from CompNet. The authors present stylised facts for New Zealand relative to the economies of Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands and Sweden based on average productivity levels, as well...