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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 Prison Dilemma - Commission Research Paper

Released: 29 Oct 2021

Australia is putting more people in prison despite a significant fall in the number of criminal offenders. This paper looks at what is driving these trends, the costs on society and whether there are alternatives to prison that still keep the

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/completed/prison-dilemma

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

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

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

Rising Protectionism: Challenges, threats and opportunities for Australia - Commission Research Paper

Released: 19 Jul 2017

This paper outlines a three pronged strategy that would help achieve better outcomes for all Australians and foster public confidence in open markets.

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/completed/rising-protectionism

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

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