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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.

Assessing the Importance of National Economic Reform - Australian Productivity Commission experience

03 / 04 / 2008

Assessing the importance of national economic reform — Australian Productivity Commission experience - Productivity Commission Conference Paper

Armington General Equilibrium Model: Properties, Implications and Alternatives

27 / 02 / 2008

This paper explains further how the Armington Model works.

Migration, Trade and Investment

21 / 02 / 2008

This paper focuses on how migrants affect living standards by strengthening international social and business networks, thereby facilitating trade and investment flows.

Distributional Effects of Changes in Australian Infrastructure Industries during the 1990s

25 / 01 / 2008

This study provides insights into how, and to what extent, household incomes were affected by changes in infrastructure industries across States and Territories in the 1990s.

The Stern Review: an assessment of its methodology

24 / 01 / 2008

This paper contains a detailed examination of key elements of the Review’s analytical approach.

Econometric Modelling of Infrastructure and Australia's Productivity

/ 01 / 2008

Econometric Modelling of Infrastructure and Australia's Productivity

Integrated Tariff Analysis System (ITAS)

/ / 2008

Integrated Tariff Analysis System (ITAS)

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.