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Through our research, the Commission contributes to the public debate and encourages informed policy discussion.

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Quality Initial Teacher Education Review - Productivity Commission submission

Released: 25 Feb 2022

The Productivity Commission made a submission to the Quality Initial Teacher Education Review. The submission explores issues with attracting high-quality ITE candidates to teaching, including related issues with teacher shortages in specific areas,

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/supporting/quality-initial-teacher-education

Working from Home - Commission Research Paper

Released: 16 Sep 2021

The paper considers how decisions about location of work will be made as firms and workers continue to learn how to organise their work, and what an increase in working from home might mean for workplace regulation, urban centres and wellbeing more

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/completed/working-from-home

Why Did Young People’s Incomes Decline? - Commission Research Paper

Released: 30 Jul 2020

This research paper analyses trends in young people’s incomes from 2001 to 2018 and drivers behind the decline in their incomes after 2008.

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/completed/youth-income-decline

Climbing the jobs ladder slower: Young people in a weak labour market - Productivity Commission Staff...

Released: 27 Jul 2020

This staff working paper investigates labour market scarring that might have occurred over the period 2008 to 2018.

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/supporting/jobs-ladder

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

Supporting Australia's Exports and Attracting Investment - Productivity Commission submission

Released: 7 Oct 2019

This submission responds to a request from the Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth: Inquiry into supporting Australia's exports and attracting investment. The request was that the Commission provide material over the past five

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/supporting/supporting-exports

Jobs for the Future in Regional Areas - Productivity Commission submission

Released: 26 Sep 2019

This submission briefly addresses a number of the matters in the Committee’s terms of reference, drawing on existing work undertaken by the Commission. The submission is organised around the broad themes of the future of work, structural

https://www.pc.gov.au/research/supporting/future-regional-jobs

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

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