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Wealth Transfers and their Economic Effects - Commission Research Paper

Released: 7 Dec 2021

The report provides information about how much wealth Australians transfer while they are alive (gifts) and after they die (inheritances), how wealth transfers affect those who receive them, and the impact of wealth transfers on the distribution of

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/completed/wealth-transfers

BLADE for Productivity Research - Productivity Commission Staff Working Paper

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

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/supporting/blade

Unifying Partial and General Equilibrium Modelling for Applied Policy Analysis - Productivity Commission...

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

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/supporting/modelling-policy-analysis

The Net Social Revenue Approach to Solving Computable General Equilibrium Models - Productivity Commission...

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.

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/supporting/modelling-social-revenue

Using Real Expenditure to Assess Policy Impacts - Staff Research Note

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.

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/supporting/real-expenditure

Introducing Bilateral Exchange Rates in Global CGE Models - Staff Research Note

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.

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/supporting/bilateral-exchange-rates

Rules of Origin: can the noodle bowl of trade agreements be untangled? - Staff Research Note

Released: 3 May 2017

This research note seeks to answer some questions about Rules of Origin and Preferential Trade Agreements.

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/supporting/rules-of-origin

VUMR Modelling Reference Case, 2009-10 to 2059-60

Released: 28 Nov 2016

This paper by Owen Gabbitas and Umme Salma was released on 28 November 2016. The paper describes a dynamic reference case that can be used in running the Victoria University Multi Region (VUMR) model.

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/supporting/vumr-modelling

A Rationale for Developing a Linked Employer-Employee Dataset for Policy Research - Staff Research Note

Released: 29 Jul 2016

This staff research note by Matthew Forbes and Patrick Jomini highlights the importance of Linked Employer-Employee Data (LEED) and provides a rationale for further developing the Foundation LEED for policy research.

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/supporting/linked-employer-employee-data

CAPITA-B: A Behavioural Microsimulation Model - Staff Research Note

Released: 19 Feb 2016

CAPITA-B replicates the common elements inherent in behavioural microsimulation models while keeping to a minimum details that would be required to model a particular policy application. This makes it easier to extend CAPITA-B to answer future

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/supporting/capita-b