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

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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

Recent developments - Productivity Insights 2021

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.

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/ongoing/productivity-insights/recent-developments-2021

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

Australia’s Long Term Productivity Experience - Productivity Insights 2020

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;

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/ongoing/productivity-insights/long-term

Can Australia be a Productivity Leader? - Productivity Insights 2020

Released: 13 Mar 2020

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

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/ongoing/productivity-insights/australia-leader

Recent productivity trends - Productivity Insights 2020

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

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/ongoing/productivity-insights/recent-productivity-trends

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

PC Productivity Bulletin 2019

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.

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/ongoing/productivity-insights/2019

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