Supporting research and data
Commission staff undertake supporting research and analysis, data compilation and model development in support of our inquiry and study activity.
Commonwealth bilateral air service agreements
20 / 09 / 2023
This Commission submission makes two key points: Benefits of further liberalisation and transparent cost-benefit analysis.
Worsening rental crisis in Australia
18 / 09 / 2023
This Commission submission draws on the Commission’s published work on private renters and rental policy issues.
What can we learn about industries’ vulnerability to overseas price shocks from Merchandise trade data in BLADE?
23 / 06 / 2023
This paper by Melisa Bubonya, Catherine de Fontenay, Tyler Reysenbach, Phillip Smith and James Thiris introduces an alternative Australian dataset that provides insight into the use of inputs in different industries, and the likely impact of a cost shock on each of those industries.
Promoting economic dynamism, competition and business formation
06 / 04 / 2023
This Commission submission considers recent trends in key indicators of dynamism — firm entry and exit, concentration, price-markups, labour market mobility and investment.
National Electric Vehicle Strategy
21 / 11 / 2022
This Commission submission focusses on some of the issues raised in the National Electric Vehicle Strategy consultation paper.
Head in the Cloud: Firm performance and cloud service
26 / 10 / 2022
This paper by Henry McMillan, Tim Murray, Catherine de Fontenay and Ralph Lattimore was presented at the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) joint conference on the Economic implications of the digital economy in Sydney on 9-10 March 2022.
Work and Care
08 / 09 / 2022
The submission summarises some observations from several Commission reports published over the last decade that address some aspects of work and care that are particularly relevant and still current.
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.
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.
Indigenous Voice Co-design Process
29 / 04 / 2021
The Productivity Commission made a submission to the Indigenous Voice Co-design Process.
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.