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Through our research the Commission contributes to the public debate and encourage informed policy discussion.

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Vulnerable Private Renters: Evidence and Options

Released: 25 Sep 2019

This research paper examines the experiences of vulnerable people in the private rental market and the consequences of those experiences, where possible. It also discusses the policy environment affecting outcomes for vulnerable renters, and private

Developments in Anti-Dumping Arrangements

Released: 29 Feb 2016

This research paper provides an economic stocktake of recent anti-dumping activity and the changes to Australia's anti-dumping system since the Commission's last report.

Productivity in Financial and Insurance Services

Released: 18 Feb 2016

As the first service sector to be examined, there are new questions as to what is actually being measured and how well it reflects the underlying concept of productivity.

Housing Decisions of Older Australians

Released: 1 Dec 2015

The report is the third flagship research paper and it continues the investigation of issues relating to the ageing of Australia's population, this time focusing on the housing choices made by older Australians.

International Education Services

Released: 30 Apr 2015

This paper focuses on the two key policy levers the Government has at its disposal to influence International Education Services (IES): the visa system and regulation aimed at providing quality assurance in the delivery of education to international

Behavioural Economics and Public Policy

Released: 9 Aug 2007

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

Report - Taskforce on Reducing Regulatory Burdens on Business

Released: 7 Apr 2006

This report for the Taskforce on Reducing Regulatory Burdens on Business was released on 7 April 2006.

Modelling Possible Impacts of GM Crops on Australian Trade

Released: 8 Nov 2002

This paper provides an analysis of the economic and trade implications of the introduction of GM technology in the grains, excluding wheat, and oilseeds sectors.

Genetically Modified Products: A Consumer Choice Framework

Released: 20 Jul 2000

This paper presents an economic framework to examine issues related to GM products and consumer choice, and briefly reviews several policy options.

Regulating Services Trade: Matching Policies to Objectives

Released: 22 Jun 2000

Professor Richard Snape, Deputy Chairman of the Productivity Commission, presented this paper to the Eleventh Annual NBER East Asian Seminar held in Seoul, 22-24 June, 2000.