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BLADE for Productivity Research - Productivity Commission Staff Working Paper

Released: 5 May 2021

This staff working paper discusses the uses and limitations of the Business Longitudinal Analysis Data Environment (BLADE) for economic research. BLADE is a comprehensive administrative dataset covering almost all Australian businesses between 2001

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

On Productivity: the influence of natural resource inputs - Productivity Commission Staff Research Note

Released: 11 Jun 2013

This staff research note, released on 11 June 2013, looks at the effect of one of these other possible sources of change - natural resource inputs.

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,

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

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

Australia's Productivity Growth Slump: Signs of Crisis, Adjustment or Both? - Productivity Commission...

Released: 19 Apr 2012

This paper by visiting researcher Dean Parham was released on 19 April 2012.

Productivity in Electricity, Gas and Water: Measurement and Interpretation - Productivity Commission Staff...

Released: 4 Apr 2012

This staff working paper examines productivity trends in the Australian utilities industry and highlights some significant issues relating to the measurement and interpretation of changes in measured productivity over time.

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.

The Effects of Education and Health on Wages and Productivity - Productivity Commission Staff Working Paper

Released: 18 Mar 2010

In this Staff Working Paper, a human capital earnings function and data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey are used to estimate the effects of education and health status on wages, which can be used as an

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