Through our research the Commission contributes to the public debate and encourage informed policy discussion:
Released: 23 Jun 2020
This research paper looks at the trends, drivers and effects of foreign investment in Australia, and the Australian Governmentâs foreign investment policy. Foreign investment is beneficial for the Australian economy, but brings some risk which can
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.
Released: 15 Jun 2016
This paper focuses on the role of government in the face of potentially disruptive technological change.
Released: 9 Dec 2002
A shotened version of the paper, Uptake and Impacts of the ICTs in The Australian Economy: Evidence from Aggregate, Sectoral and Firm Levels, which represents part of the work in progress on a joint research project of the Productivity Commission,
Released: 20 Jul 2000
This paper presents an economic framework to examine issues related to GM products and consumer choice, and briefly reviews several policy options.
Released: 16 Dec 1999
This paper examines the importance of employee training and workplace innovation in determining both labour productivity levels and growth in Australian workplaces.
Released: 1 Dec 1997
Framework for Greenhouse Emission Trading in Australia
Released: 1 Oct 1997
An Industry Commission submission to the Joint Committee of Public Accounts (JCPA) Inquiry into Internet Commerce.
Released: 3 Jun 1996
Extending Patent Life: Is it in Australia's Economic Interests?
Released: 1 Jan 1995
This submission comments on access to facilities in circumstances where there are questions as to whether the facilities are "essential" and whether natural monopolies exist.
As well as the inquiries and studies the Government commission us to do, we also undertake other policy-relevant research. This page contains links to our current research projects.
This is our catalogue of policy relevant research that has been completed.
We produce a number of regular reports that review a range of topics including Indigenous wellbeing, government services and expenditure, trade and assistance and productivity performance.
Commission staff undertake supporting research and analysis, data compilation and model development in support of our inquiry and study activity.
Employment & Education
Industry & Trade