Projects tagged with Productivity
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Topics: Research, Economic Growth, Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising, Productivity, Innovation
International comparisons suggest that, although the New Zealand public sector invests considerable resources into scientific research, New Zealand firms are not particularly effective at generating applied knowledge and even less so at turning it into commercial products. However, these findings are based on aggregate data and...
This note applies Diewert (2014a)’s productivity growth decomposition method to New Zealand data. This approach decomposes aggregate labour productivity growth into: industry labour productivity growth, changes in industry labour input shares and changes in industry real output prices. Similarly, aggregate MFP growth is...
Topics: Evaluation, Research, Community Development, Economic Growth, Employment & Labour, Productivity, Social Services, Governance & Kaitiakitanga, Whānau Ora, Disability, Māori, Older People, Information & Communications Technology, Innovation
The Commission has been asked to look at ways to improve how government agencies commission and purchase social services. This will include how agencies identify the needs of people who use the services, how they choose organisations to provide the services, and how the contracts between agencies and organisations work.
Topics: Evaluation, Economic Growth, Productivity, Natural Resources, Governance & Kaitiakitanga, Innovation
During consultation on our draft 2013/14 work programme, the Primary Production Committee asked us to consider looking at the Primary Growth Partnership (PGP). In particular, the Committee was concerned about the transparency of PGP, including how well it was being managed and was achieving its objectives. ...
Topics: International Research, Research, Economic Growth, Employment & Labour, Income & Wealth, Productivity
There is international interest in changes in the labour income share. In part, this reflects concerns that in a number of countries, real wage growth has not kept pace with labour productivity growth in an environment of rapidly changing technology. This paper investigates changes in the labour income share in the “measured...
Topics: Methodology, Monitoring, Economic Growth, Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising, Productivity
Business participation in government assistance programmes presents descriptive statistics on the businesses that participate in different types of government assistance programmes (GAP), including their size, industry, and characteristics. This report's purpose does not include evaluating any of these...
Topics: Evaluation, Productivity, Social Services, Families & Whānau, Local Government, Drugs & Alcohol, Healthcare, Mental Health, Innovation
The past three decades have been a period of increasing investment and significant improvement in mental health and addiction (MH&A) services in order to better support the recovery of people with serious mental health and addiction problems, and their family/whānau in the community. In recent years,...
5 Jun 2014
Shift-share analysis decomposes aggregate labour productivity growth into a contribution from within-industry productivity growth and a contribution from employment movements across industries with differing labour productivity levels. Because the role that structural change plays in productivity growth differs with the level...
5 Jun 2014
This paper investigates the proximity of firms to their customers to assess the extent to which different industries trade their output over distance within New Zealand. At the sector level, the output of the primary sector is traded across distance to the largest extent, followed by the goods-producing sector and then the...
This research note draws together information on New Zealand’s international trade in services and was prepared as background information for the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into ‘Boosting productivity in the services sector’. Services account for an increasing share of international trade. Like goods...
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