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Indigenous Voice Co-design Process - Productivity Commission submission

Released: 29 Apr 2021

The Productivity Commission made a submission to the Indigenous Voice Co-design Process.

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/supporting/indigenous-voice

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

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

The Demand Driven University System: A mixed report card - Commission Research Paper

Released: 17 Jun 2019

This research paper documents what happened during the demand driven university system before it ceased in 2017.

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/completed/university-report-card

Growing the Digital Economy and Maximising Opportunities for Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) - Commission...

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 - Staff Research Note

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

Rules of Origin: can the noodle bowl of trade agreements be untangled? - Staff Research Note

Released: 3 May 2017

This research note seeks to answer some questions about Rules of Origin and Preferential Trade Agreements.

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/supporting/rules-of-origin

A Rationale for Developing a Linked Employer-Employee Dataset for Policy Research - Staff Research Note

Released: 29 Jul 2016

This staff research note by Matthew Forbes and Patrick Jomini highlights the importance of Linked Employer-Employee Data (LEED) and provides a rationale for further developing the Foundation LEED for policy research.

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/supporting/linked-employer-employee-data

Housing Decisions of Older Australians - Commission research paper

Released: 1 Dec 2015

The report is the third flagship research paper and it continues the investigation of issues relating to the ageing of Australia's population, this time focusing on the housing choices made by older Australians.

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/completed/housing-decisions-older-australians

Tax and Transfer Incidence in Australia - Commission working paper

Released: 7 Oct 2015

This paper sheds light on how Australia's tax and transfer system functions to distribute income across the population and over lifetimes. It presents a descriptive analysis to inform public debate about the distributive impacts of the tax and

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/completed/tax-and-transfer-incidence

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