Economic indicators

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.
Report

Business in arrears: preventing collapse in sectors hardest hit by COVID-19

This report reviews the differing experiences of UK economic sectors during the COVID-19 crisis so far, the support offered by the government, and why the financial viability of many businesses still looks precarious.
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

The two Australias: the talkers versus the doers

The broader context for this research is the significant structural changes that have taken place across the Australian economy over the past 100 years. These changes are often discussed in the context of Australia industrialising away from its agrarian base, then de-industrialising in the shift...
Working paper

Product market power and its implications for the Australian economy

This paper documents the evolution of firm mark-ups in the Australian economy using a large and representative database derived from administrative tax data.
Report

2021 Intergenerational report: Australia over the next 40 years

The 2021 Intergenerational Report projects an outlook for the economy and the Australian government’s budget over the next 40 years. It examines the long-term sustainability of current policies and how demographic, technological and other structural trends may affect the economy and the budget.
Report

Stuck in neutral: the policy architecture driving slow wages growth in Australia

Australian workers are enduring a sustained period of low wage growth, in both the private and public sectors, in all Australian jurisdictions. This report examines seven policy preferences of the federal government, and their effects on wage growth.
Report

No longer 'managing': the rise of working poverty and fixing Britain's broken social settlement

This paper traces the emergence of a poorly understood social challenge and one which symbolises Britain’s broken ‘social settlement’ - the continued rise in working poverty since the beginning of this century.
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

The stock of qualifications in Australia

This research project estimates and describes the stock of qualifications in the Australian economy using data from the 2018—19 Qualifications and Work survey, compiled by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).