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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

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

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.

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/supporting/effective-marginal-tax-on-savings