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Through our research the Commission contributes to the public debate and encourage informed policy discussion:

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Foreign Investment in Australia

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

Integrated Urban Water Management — Why a good idea seems hard to implement

Released: 18 Mar 2020

This research paper examines the policy and implementation frameworks currently governing the urban water sector to identify where there may be impediments to the adoption of Integrated Water Cycle Management (IWCM).

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/completed/water-cycle

The Net Social Revenue Approach to Solving Computable General Equilibrium Models

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

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

Trade and Assistance Review 2014-15 - Trade and Assistance Review

Released: 25 Jul 2016

This year's review explores how the size and nature of the assistance estimates might be influenced by recent developments such as the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper, the Defence Industry Statement and submarine procurement, programs to

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/ongoing/trade-assistance/2014-15

Environmental Policy Analysis: A Guide to Non-Market Valuation

Released: 14 Jan 2014

The objective of this paper is to examine the validity and reliability of various non-market valuation methods, the case for using non-market valuation in environmental policy analysis, and how best use can be made of non-market valuation in

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/supporting/non-market-valuation

On Sustainability: an economic approach

Released: 14 May 2013

This staff research note, released on 14 May 2013, illustrates possible interpretations of sustainability and what they imply for policy analysis by using an economic framework for exploring the issues.

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

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

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

A 'Sustainable' Population? - Key Policy Issues

Released: 1 Jul 2011

The Commission held a Roundtable on A 'Sustainable' Population?- Key Policy Issues, at Old Parliament House in Canberra on 21-22 March 2011. The proceedings of the roundtable were released in July 2011.

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/supporting/sustainable-population

Sustainable Population Strategy Taskforce

Released: 6 May 2011

Submission made by the Productivity Commission to the Taskforce on the Sustainable Population Strategy for Australia.

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/supporting/sustainable-population-taskforce

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