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Australian Manufacturing Industry - Productivity Commission submission

Released: 17 Sep 2021

The Productivity Commission made a submission to the Senate Economics References Committee Inquiry into the Australian Manufacturing Industry. The submission addresses the role that the Australian manufacturing industry has played, is playing and

Productivity in Manufacturing: Measurement and Interpretation - Productivity Commission Staff Working Paper

Released: 6 Dec 2013

The objective of this paper is to examine recent productivity performance in Manufacturing, with particular focus on the causes of its decline.

Labour's Share of Growth in Income and Prosperity - Productivity Commission Visiting Researcher Paper

Released: 26 Sep 2013

The paper is about the sources of growth in income in Australia and the effects of structural change on the distribution of income between labour and capital. The main objective is to find an explanation for the fall in the labour share of income

Productivity Perspectives 2012 - Productivity Commission Conference Proceedings

Released: 21 Feb 2013

The Productivity Commission and the Australian Bureau of Statistics held a one-day productivity conference in Canberra on 20th November 2012. The conference provided an overview of productivity trends and a range of productivity measurement,

Investments in Intangible Assets and Australia's Productivity Growth: Sectoral Estimates - Productivity...

Released: 14 Oct 2010

This paper extends previous work on intangibles by applying an experimental method to two key industry sectors within the Australian economy.

Assistance conferred by preferential trading agreements - Case study of the Australia-New Zealand CER Trade ...

Released: 29 Sep 2005

Assistance conferred by preferential trading agreements — Case study of the Australia-New Zealand CER Trade Agreement - Productivity Commission Conference paper

Trends in Australian Manufacturing - Commission Research Paper

Released: 28 Aug 2003

This paper examines key developments and trends in manufacturing in Australia over the last two decades.

The Increasing Demand for Skilled Workers in Australia: The Role of Technical Change - Productivity...

Released: 12 Sep 2000

This paper analyses the shift towards high skilled employment in Australia and possible causes.

Microeconomic Reforms and Australian Productivity: Exploring the Links - Commission Research Paper

Released: 12 Nov 1999

This paper lays a framework for exploring the nature and significance of the links between microeconomic reforms and productivity.

1998 Industry Economics Conference - Productivity Commission Conference Proceedings

Released: 6 Jul 1998

The theme of the 1998 Industry Economics Conference, organised by the Australian National University and the Productivity Commission, is privatisation, regulation and reform.

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