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Rules of Origin: can the noodle bowl of trade agreements be untangled?

Released: 3 May 2017

This research note seeks to answer some questions about Rules of Origin and Preferential Trade Agreements.


VUMR Modelling Reference Case, 2009-10 to 2059-60

Released: 28 Nov 2016

This paper by Owen Gabbitas and Umme Salma was released on 28 November 2016. The paper describes a dynamic reference case that can be used in running the Victoria University Multi Region (VUMR) model.


A Rationale for Developing a Linked Employer-Employee Dataset for Policy Research

Released: 29 Jul 2016

This staff research note by Matthew Forbes and Patrick Jomini highlights the importance of Linked Employer-Employee Data (LEED) and provides a rationale for further developing the Foundation LEED for policy research.


PC Productivity Update 2016 - PC Productivity Update

Released: 26 Apr 2016

This publication was released on 26 April 2016 and in this edition the Commission analyses the latest ABS productivity statistics and comments on new developments underlying Australia's recent productivity performance.


CAPITA-B: A Behavioural Microsimulation Model

Released: 19 Feb 2016

CAPITA-B replicates the common elements inherent in behavioural microsimulation models while keeping to a minimum details that would be required to model a particular policy application. This makes it easier to extend CAPITA-B to answer future


Effective Marginal Tax Rates on Savings

Released: 21 Dec 2015

This working document provides an introduction to the concept of effective marginal tax rates on the return to savings.


PC Productivity Update 2015 - PC Productivity Update

Released: 20 Jul 2015

This publication was released on 20 July 2015 and in this edition the Commission analyses the latest ABS productivity statistics and comment on new developments underlying Australia's recent productivity performance.


Superannuation Policy for Post-Retirement

Released: 7 Jul 2015

This report is a detailed analysis of two aspects of superannuation policy affecting the post-retirement phase: What might happen if the age that individuals can access their superannuation (the 'preservation age') were raised? Is the way people


Effects of Mutual Recognition of Imputation Credits

Released: 21 Apr 2015

This paper by Tim Murray was released on 21 April 2015. It uses a small, custom-built, international computable general equilibrium (CGE) model to analyse the potential impacts of implementing the mutual recognition of imputation credits (MRIC)


An Introduction to Entropy Estimation of Parameters in Economic Models

Released: 14 Apr 2015

This paper by Larry Cook and Philip Harslett provides an introductory guide to entropy estimation for economic modellers with a particular emphasis on estimating elasticities from limited time series data.


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