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Recent developments - PC Productivity Insights

Released: 17 Jun 2021

Features: The first recession in 28 years; Industry-level productivity performance; Structural effects of COVID-19; Decade in review: slowest growth in 60 years.

BLADE for Productivity Research

Released: 5 May 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

Australia’s long term productivity experience - PC Productivity Insights

Released: 19 Nov 2020

Features: COVID-19 has ended Australia’s recession-free streak; Learning from past recessions; Working smarter not harder has been key; Australia’s high standard of living is not guaranteed; The role of policy in Australia’s shifting fortunes;

Can Australia be a productivity leader? - PC Productivity Insights

Released: 13 Mar 2020

Features: Australia's living standards compare well, partly due to high labour utilisation; Can Australia catch up to the US?

Recent productivity trends - PC Productivity Insights

Released: 17 Feb 2020

Features: A strong labour market has supported continued economic growth; The productivity slowdown; Strong terms of trade have allowed incomes to outgrow productivity over the past 20 years

Unifying Partial and General Equilibrium Modelling for Applied Policy Analysis

Released: 13 Dec 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

The Net Social Revenue Approach to Solving Computable General Equilibrium Models

Released: 13 Dec 2019

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

Using Real Expenditure to Assess Policy Impacts

Released: 9 Dec 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.

PC Productivity Bulletin 2019 - PC Productivity Insights

Released: 4 Jun 2019

This year's bulletin was released on 4 June 2019. The Commission analyses the latest ABS productivity statistics and comments on new developments underlying Australia's recent productivity performance.

Introducing Bilateral Exchange Rates in Global CGE Models

Released: 4 May 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.

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