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

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Australia’s long term productivity experience - PC Productivity Insights

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

Certain Aspects of the Treaty-Making Process in Australia

Released: 6 Aug 2020

The Productivity Commission made a submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties in reference to its inquiry into Certain Aspects of the Treaty-Making Process in Australia. This submission draws on a range of work undertaken by the

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/supporting/treaty-making

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

Trade and Assistance Review 2018-19 - Trade and Assistance Review

Released: 29 Apr 2020

The review contains the Commission's latest quantitative estimates of Australian Government assistance to industry and an outline of recent developments in industry assistance and trade policy that may affect assistance estimates in future years.

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/ongoing/trade-assistance/2018-19

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

Supporting Australia's Exports and Attracting Investment

Released: 7 Oct 2019

This submission responds to a request from the Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth: Inquiry into supporting Australia's exports and attracting investment. The request was that the Commission provide material over the past five

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/supporting/supporting-exports

Trade and Assistance Review 2017-18 - Trade and Assistance Review

Released: 12 Jun 2019

This year's review contains the Commission's latest quantitative estimates of Australian Government assistance to industry. It also provides information on tax concessions and budgetary outlays that may be construed as assistance. A theme chapter

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/ongoing/trade-assistance/2017-18

Growing the Digital Economy in Australia and New Zealand: Maximising Opportunities for Small Medium...

Released: 14 Feb 2019

This joint Australian and New Zealand report looks at the broad challenges and opportunities created by the digital economy and at what institutional and regulatory settings by the Australian and New Zealand Governments would be most effective.

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/completed/growing-digital-economy

Introducing Bilateral Exchange Rates in Global CGE Models

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

Trade and Assistance Review 2016-17 - Trade and Assistance Review

Released: 26 Apr 2018

This year's review explores how Australia should best respond to the USA using its leverage to protect their domestic industries.

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/ongoing/trade-assistance/2016-17

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