Speeches and Presentations
A range of speeches delivered by the current and former Chairs and Commissioners on economic, social and environmental productivity issues affecting Australia.
Industry Assistance in a 'Patchwork Economy'
24 / 11 / 2011
Gary Banks gave the speech to the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry dinner on 23 November 2011.
Political Economy of Reform in Mexico
11 / 10 / 2011
The 2011 Richard Snape Lecture was presented by Dr Roberto Newell at the Commission's office in Melbourne on 11 October 2011.
Independent Policy Advice and the Productivity Commission
23 / 09 / 2011
Gary Banks gave the Chancellor's Lecture at Swinburne University on 22 September 2011.
Economics, Economists and Public Policy in Australia
14 / 07 / 2011
Gary Banks gave the opening address to the 40th Australian Conference of Economists Symposium, Does Australian public policy get the economics it deserves? on the 14 July 2011 at the Shine Dome in Canberra.
Australia's Mining Boom: what's the problem?
30 / 06 / 2011
An address given by Gary Banks to the session 'Managing the Growth Shock' at the Economic and Social Outlook Conference in Melbourne on 30 June 2011.
Evidence and Social Policy: the case of gambling
07 / 04 / 2011
A speech given by Chairman Gary Banks to the South Australian Centre for Economics in Adelaide on 30 March 2011.
Comparing Carbon Policies Internationally: the 'challenges'
24 / 03 / 2011
A presentation given by Gary Banks to the BCA/AIGN Carbon Pricing Forum in Canberra on 23 March 2011, based on the Commission's Methodology Working Paper.
Successful reform: past lessons, future challenges
08 / 12 / 2010
Gary Banks gave a keynote address to the Annual Forecasting Conference of the Australian Business Economists in Sydney on 8 December 2010.
The Challenge for Trade Policy in a Dynamic World and Regional Setting: An Indonesian Perspective
03 / 12 / 2010
The 2010 Richard Snape Lecture was presented by Her Excellency Dr Mari Elka Pangestu at the Commission's office in Melbourne on 22 November 2010.
From Measuring Production to Measuring Wellbeing
29 / 07 / 2010
The Productivity Commission hosted a seminar by Nobel Prize-winning economist Professor Joseph Stiglitz on 29 July 2010. The seminar was the first event in the Economic Society of Australia's Eminent Speaker Series, sponsored nationally by PricewaterhouseCoopers and Qantas.
Advancing Australia's 'Human Capital Agenda'
22 / 04 / 2010
On 13 April, Gary Banks gave the fourth Ian Little Lecture in Melbourne.
An Economy-wide View: Speeches on Structural Reform
29 / 03 / 2010
This volume contains edited versions of speeches delivered over the past dozen years in a variety of settings. They were selected for inclusion according to the significance and contemporary relevance of the issues they address, as reflected in continuing requests for them on the Commission's website.
Statistics, Productivity and Reform
26 / 03 / 2010
On 24 March, Gary Banks gave a keynote presentation to The Official Statistics 'Forum 2010' in Wellington, New Zealand.
Markets: how free?
30 / 11 / 2009
Gary Banks gave this presentation to the Whitlam Institute 'Governing the Economy Symposium' on 30 November 2009 in Sydney.
China's Policy Responses to the Global Financial Crisis
25 / 11 / 2009
The 2009 Richard Snape Lecture was presented by Professor Yu Yongding at the Commission's office in Melbourne on 25 November 2009.
Back to the Future: Restoring Australia's Productivity Growth
05 / 11 / 2009
Gary Banks gave a presentation to the 2009 Economic and Social Outlook Conference on 5 November 2009 in Melbourne.
Executive pay: economic issues from the Commission's report
16 / 10 / 2009
Gary Banks gave this speech to the Economics Society of Australia, Canberra Branch Annual Dinner on 14 October 2009.
Are we overcoming Indigenous disadvantage?
07 / 07 / 2009
A speech given by Chairman Gary Banks gave a speech as part of Reconciliation Australia's Closing the Gap lecture series on 7 July 2009.
The Productivity Commission's Executive Pay Inquiry: An update on the issues
03 / 06 / 2009
Gary Banks gave a presentation on developments in the Commission's inquiry to FINSIA forums in Sydney and Melbourne on 3-4 June 2009.
Evidence-based policy-making: What is it? How do we get it?
04 / 02 / 2009
A speech given by Chairman Gary Banks at the Australian and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG)/Australian National University (ANU) Lecture Series on 4 February 2009.