Economic growth

Discussion paper

Gains for everyone

The global COVID-19 pandemic has caused a major social and economic shock to Aotearoa New Zealand. The paradigm-shifting nature of this truly global event also presents a unique opportunity to create a more equitable economic model, crafting a post-pandemic Aotearoa New Zealand characterised by more-inclusive...
Conference paper

The Greater Sydney knowledge region: a basis for future development

In order to devise effective policies for economic growth and employment development within their jurisdictions, urban authorities need to understand and take account of the knowledge infrastructure available.
Report

Firm dynamics and productivity growth

This document assesses the state of knowledge about firm dynamics in New Zealand and answers the following questions: 1) why firms grow? 2) how firm performance affects aggregate productivity growth? (3) what role policy can play in improving productivity growth. The objective is to identify...
Report

Hamilton-Waikato Metropolitan Area: role and function now and in to the future

This study outlines the current roles and functions of the Metro Area, explores the economic linkages between the Metro Area and wider Waikato and Auckland, discusses some scenarios of development over the next 30 to 50 years; and assesses the impact of the connections on...
Report

Roadmap for recovery: briefing to the incoming government

New Zealand faces its worst recession in nearly a century. Unfortunately, the economic response to the challenges of Covid-19 leaves much to be desired. Most new policy initiatives proposed in the run-up to the 2020 general election range from trivial at best to economic sabotage...
Report

COVID-19: Recovery and resilience

Australia's industries face unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the actions we now take to harness science and technology investment can help set the path towards a brighter future for Australia. Building upon CSIRO's industry roadmaps and the Australian National Outlook 2019, CSIRO...
Report

New Zealand boards and frontier firms

This paper presents the findings from in-depth interviews with 22 executive and non-executive/ independent directors of New Zealand firms. The discussions focused on how boards make decisions that would foster growth, scale-up, innovation and internationalisation – all of which associated with higher productivity and are...
Report

Productivity Commission green paper: continuing the productivity conversation

Although Australia is a federation with a powerful central government, state governments control many of the levers most crucial for raising our productivity. The NSW Productivity Commission has focused on practical recommendations that align with other NSW government priorities.
Strategy

BusinessStart

This document outlines how the National Party of New Zealand plan to increase entrepreneurial activity in New Zealand if they win the 2020 general election.
Report

Blueprint for a resilient economy

The authors set out the five essential building blocks that would support new long term UK employment opportunities, thriving businesses and a healthier, fairer society, whilst protecting against the potentially devastating future impacts of climate change and nature’s decline.