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Supporting Research and Data

Commission staff undertake supporting research and analysis, data compilation and model development in support of our inquiry and study activity.

Australian Business Securitisation Fund

06 / 05 / 2022

The Productivity Commission made a submission to the Australian Business Securitisation Fund (ABSF) Review. The submission looks at how the ABSF can impact small and medium enterprise lending markets.

Quality Initial Teacher Education Review

25 / 02 / 2022

The Productivity Commission made a submission to the Quality Initial Teacher Education Review. The submission explores issues with attracting high-quality ITE candidates to teaching, including related issues with teacher shortages in specific areas, and looks at research on teacher training and the importance of ongoing professional development.

Australian Manufacturing Industry

17 / 09 / 2021

The Productivity Commission made a submission to the Senate Economics References Committee Inquiry into the Australian Manufacturing Industry. The submission addresses the role that the Australian manufacturing industry has played, is playing and will play in the future and the role that government can play in assisting our domestic manufacturing industry.

Part IIIB – Why There is No Economic Case for Additional Access Regulations

27 / 08 / 2021

This paper by Stephen King was a background paper for a presentation to a session of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) / Australian Energy Regulator (AER) Regulatory Conference.

BLADE for Productivity Research

05 / 05 / 2021

This staff working paper discusses the uses and limitations of the Business Longitudinal Analysis Data Environment (BLADE) for economic research. BLADE is a comprehensive administrative dataset covering almost all Australian businesses between 2001 and 2019 with much potential.

Indigenous Voice Co-design Process

29 / 04 / 2021

The Productivity Commission made a submission to the Indigenous Voice Co-design Process.

Prudential Regulation of Investment in Australia's Export Industries

29 / 04 / 2021

The Productivity Commission made a submission in April 2021 to the Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth Inquiry into Prudential Regulation of Investment in Australia's Export Industries. This submission draws on a range of work undertaken by the Commission.

Certain Aspects of the Treaty-Making Process in Australia

06 / 08 / 2020

The Productivity Commission made a submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties in reference to its inquiry into Certain Aspects of the Treaty-Making Process in Australia. This submission draws on a range of work undertaken by the Commission on trade agreements.

Climbing the jobs ladder slower: Young people in a weak labour market

27 / 07 / 2020

This staff working paper investigates labour market scarring that might have occurred over the period 2008 to 2018.

The Net Social Revenue Approach to Solving Computable General Equilibrium Models

13 / 12 / 2019

This staff working paper presents the proof of concept and illustrates the application using a standard small Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model.

Unifying Partial and General Equilibrium Modelling for Applied Policy Analysis

13 / 12 / 2019

This staff working paper explains how to embed a Partial Equilibrium (PE) model of the electricity generation and transmission sector within a simplified Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model to create a single model that is able to provide the types of insights typically only available from each model separately.

Using Real Expenditure to Assess Policy Impacts

09 / 12 / 2019

This note proposes real Gross National Absorption (GNA) as a measure of the overall impacts on a national economy of policy changes in applied analyses.

Australia's Oil and Gas Reserves

11 / 11 / 2019

The submission summarises some observations from various Commission studies. The first section of the submission explores the reasons for government regulation of petroleum (oil and gas) resources. The rest of the submission briefly discusses the approaches to allocating exploration and production rights, and policy settings for domestic gas reservation and coal seam gas.

Supporting Australia's Exports and Attracting Investment

07 / 10 / 2019

This submission responds to a request from the Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth: Inquiry into supporting Australia's exports and attracting investment. The request was that the Commission provide material over the past five years relevant to export performance and foreign investment, whether these are through direct or indirect avenues.

Jobs for the Future in Regional Areas

26 / 09 / 2019

This submission briefly addresses a number of the matters in the Committee’s terms of reference, drawing on existing work undertaken by the Commission. The submission is organised around the broad themes of the future of work, structural adjustment and change in regional areas and regional development policy.

Introducing Bilateral Exchange Rates in Global CGE Models

04 / 05 / 2018

This research note discusses the role of national currencies and nominal exchange rates in CGE models. It uses a prototype model to demonstrate the theoretical properties of a multi-country CGE model with currencies and exchange rates.

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

03 / 05 / 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

28 / 11 / 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

29 / 07 / 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.

CAPITA-B: A Behavioural Microsimulation Model

19 / 02 / 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 policy questions.