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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.

GTAP (Global Trade Analysis Project) Summary in Excel Programs

/ / 2008

GTAP (Global Trade Analysis Project) is a global network of researchers and policymakers who conduct quantitative analysis of international policy issues.

Best Practice Regulation Report 2006-07

21 / 12 / 2007

This report was prepared by the Office of Best Practice Regulation (OBPR) which has now moved to the Finance and Deregulation portfolio.

Productivity Perspectives 2007

20 / 12 / 2007

The Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Productivity Commission held a one-day conference in Canberra on 6 December 2007 to discuss productivity trends and a range of productivity measurement, analytical and policy issues.

Assessing Productivity in the Delivery of Health Services in Australia: Some experimental estimates

06 / 12 / 2007

This paper was presented by Owen Gabbitas at the Productivity Perspectives 2007 conference held jointly between the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Productivity Commission in Canberra on 6 December 2007.

Modified Demographic and Economic Model (MoDEM 1.0)

24 / 09 / 2007

The Modified Demographic and Economic Model (MoDEM) was created for the Commission's report on Economic Implications of an Ageing Australia (PC 2005). It was modified for the report on Potential Benefits of the National Reform Agenda (PC 2007).

Precaution and the Precautionary Principle: two Australian case studies

18 / 09 / 2007

This paper develops further some themes initially canvassed in the Presidential Address to the 2006 Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society conference presented by Deborah Peterson, and subsequently published in the Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

Behavioural Economics and Public Policy

09 / 08 / 2007

Proceedings of the roundtable, Behavioural Economics and Public Policy, held in Melbourne on 8 and 9 August 2007.

Effects of Health and Education on Labour Force Participation

22 / 05 / 2007

The paper explores alternative methodologies to obtain estimates of the labour force participation effects of the health and education variables targeted by the National Reform Agenda.

Prime Ministerial Task Group on Emissions Trading

04 / 04 / 2007

This is a study of the potential economic and government revenue impacts of the NRA, as outlined in the 10 February 2006 COAG meeting Communique.

Can Australia Match US Productivity Performance?

08 / 03 / 2007

This paper examines Australia's future productivity growth prospects and, specifically, whether it is feasible for Australia to match the performance benchmarks set by other countries now and in the foreseeable future.

The Responsiveness of Australian Farm Performance to Changes in Irrigation Water Use and Trade

14 / 02 / 2007

This preliminary working paper examines the flexibility of farms to respond to changes in the availability and pricing of irrigation water. It was the presented to the 51st Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, 14th -16th February 2007.

Men Not at Work: An Analysis of Men Outside the Labour Force

23 / 01 / 2007

This staff working paper is part of a stream of Productivity Commission research focused on labour participation issues.

Workforce Participation Rates - How Does Australia Compare?

11 / 01 / 2007

This paper examines the comparability of international workforce participation rates and seeks to better understand the magnitude of the gap between Australia's workforce participation rates and those of other OECD countries.

Regulation and its Review 2005-06

01 / 12 / 2006

Regulation and its Review 2005-06 reports on compliance with the Australian Government's requirements for the making and review of regulations. The Government requires departments and agencies to prepare Regulation Impact Statements to ensure regulatory action is well informed and achieves intended goals.

Water Reform, Property Rights and Hydrological Realities

02 / 11 / 2006

This paper by Neil Byron and Gavan Dwyer, was presented to the Melbourne Institute 2006 Economic and Social Outlook Conference, Making the Boom Pay: Securing the Next Generation of Prosperity, at the University of Melbourne, 2-3 November 2006.

Irrigated Farms

27 / 09 / 2006

A joint publication of the Australian Bureau of Statistics and Productivity Commission which examines the diversity of farm irrigation practices and management - providing a detailed statistical description of farms which use and trade irrigation water.

Stranded Irrigation Assets

28 / 06 / 2006

The aim of this study is to determine the significance of stranded irrigation assets for selected irrigation authorities.

Econometric Modelling of R&D and Australia's Productivity

04 / 05 / 2006

The objective of this study was to undertake a series of modelling exercises to clarify the relationship between R&D and productivity growth in Australia.

Taskforce on Reducing Regulatory Burdens on Business

07 / 04 / 2006

On 12 October 2005, the Prime Minister announced the appointment of a taskforce to identify practical options for alleviating the compliance burden on business from Government regulation. The taskforce examined and reported on areas where regulatory reform can provide significant immediate gains to business.

Productive Reform in a Federal System

06 / 04 / 2006

This roundtable was convened to discuss issues associated with the challenge of securing better policy outcomes from our federal system of government.