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

The Commission has a statutory mandate to conduct a program of research to support its inquiries, annual reporting and other responsibilities, including promoting community awareness and understanding of various productivity and regulatory issues.

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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

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.

Effective marginal tax rates on savings - Working Document

Released: 21 Dec 2015

This working document provides an introduction to the concept of effective marginal tax rates on the return to savings.

Superannuation Policy for Post-Retirement - Commission research paper

Released: 7 Jul 2015

This report is a detailed analysis of two aspects of superannuation policy affecting the post-retirement phase: What might happen if the age that individuals can access their superannuation (the 'preservation age') were raised? Is the way people

An introduction to entropy estimation of parameters in economic models - Conference Paper

Released: 14 Apr 2015

This paper by Larry Cook and Philip Harslett provides an introductory guide to entropy estimation for economic modellers with a particular emphasis on estimating elasticities from limited time series data.

Incorporating household survey data into a CGE model - Conference Paper

Released: 14 Apr 2015

This paper by Xiao-guang Zhang uses an Australian Household Expenditure Survey (HES) dataset as an example to describe a simple procedure to integrate an entire sample of households into a computable general equilibrium (CGE) model.

Housing Assistance and Employment in Australia - Commission Research Paper

Released: 9 Apr 2015

This paper examines the links between housing assistance - social housing and Commonwealth Rent Assistance - and employment.

On productivity: Concepts and measurement - Staff Research Note

Released: 25 Feb 2015

This staff research note aims to shed light on productivity concepts and measurement issues.

Prevalence of Transition Pathways in Australia - Staff Working Paper

Released: 29 Aug 2013

This paper by Jane Fry and Clare Boulton was released on 29 August 2013. The analysis in this paper identifies broad patterns - or pathways - in labour market and education activities associated with different life stages. It uses a novel approach -

Links Between Literacy and Numeracy Skills and Labour Market Outcomes - Productivity Commission Staff...

Released: 20 Oct 2010

This paper analyses data from a 2006 survey on the literacy and numeracy skills of the Australian adult population.