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

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Foreign Investment in Australia - Commission Research Paper

Released: 23 Jun 2020

This research paper looks at the trends, drivers and effects of foreign investment in Australia, and the Australian Government’s foreign investment policy. Foreign investment is beneficial for the Australian economy, but brings some risk which can

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/completed/foreign-investment

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

Australia's Oil and Gas Reserves - Productivity Commission submission

Released: 11 Nov 2019

The submission summarises some observations from various Commission studies. The first section of the submission explores the reasons for government regulation of petroleum (oil and gas) resources. The rest of the submission briefly discusses the

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/supporting/oil-gas-reserves

Examining Barriers to More Efficienct Gas Markets - Commission Research Paper

Released: 31 Mar 2015

This paper examines issues relating to different stages of the gas supply chain in the eastern Australian gas market, against the backdrop of integration with the Asia-Pacific market.

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/completed/gas-markets

COAG's Regulatory and Competition Reform Agenda: A high level assessment of the gains - Productivity...

Released: 3 Aug 2012

The Productivity Commission was requested to conduct a 'preliminary high-level review' of sixteen areas of reform identified by COAG at its April 2012 meeting. The Commission's paper was provided on 29 June 2012 to the cross jurisdictional Taskforce

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/supporting/regulatory-competition-reform

Productivity in Electricity, Gas and Water: Measurement and Interpretation - Productivity Commission Staff...

Released: 4 Apr 2012

This staff working paper examines productivity trends in the Australian utilities industry and highlights some significant issues relating to the measurement and interpretation of changes in measured productivity over time.

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/supporting/electricity-gas-water

Modified Demographic and Economic Model (MoDEM) 2.0 - Productivity Commission Technical Paper

Released: 28 Oct 2008

The Modified Demographic and Economic Model (MoDEM) 2.0 is used to calculate population, labour market and Gross Domestic Product (GDP) projections under different demographic and labour assumptions.

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/supporting/modem2

Financial Performance of Government Trading Enterprises 2004-05 to 2006-07 - Commission Research Paper

Released: 31 Jul 2008

Financial Performance of Government Trading Enterprises 2004-05 to 2006-07 was released on 31 July 2008. It forms part of the Commission's research into the performance of Australian industries and the progress of microeconomic reform.

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/completed/gte0607

Distributional Effects of Changes in Australian Infrastructure Industries during the 1990s - Productivity...

Released: 25 Jan 2008

This study provides insights into how, and to what extent, household incomes were affected by changes in infrastructure industries across States and Territories in the 1990s.

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/supporting/distributional-effects