Productivity Perspectives 2004
The Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Productivity Commission held a one-day productivity conference in Canberra on 9 December 2004. The objective of the conference was to provide an overview of productivity trends and a range of productivity measurement, analytical and policy issues.
Invited speakers included:
- Prof Eric Bartelsman from the Free University of Amsterdam
- Prof Erwin Diewert from the University of British Columbia
- Prof Steve Dowrick from Australian National University
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Session 1 The big picture
Perspectives on productivity.... depend on your point of view
Treasury policy perspectives
Session 2 National productivity perspective
Research and development, human capital and growth
Session 3 National productivity perspective
Industry productivity trends
Industry MFP study and results
State MFP estimates — study and results
Session 4 Firm level productivity perspectives
Reallocation and productivity growth
Developing a Business Longitudinal Database
Session 5 Wrap up
Conclusions and future directions
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