Projects tagged with Productivity
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Topics: Evaluation, Research, Employment & Labour, Productivity, Social Services, Policy, Information & Communications Technology
The Productivity Commission was asked by the Government to build a better understanding of the services sector and find ways to lift its productivity. The final report follows an issues paper and two interim reports. The Commission considered 56 submissions, met with over 60 interested parties, and surveyed 1 526 businesses....
New Zealand’s broad policy settings should generate GDP per capita 20% above the OECD average, but it is actually over 20% below average. Closing this gap would dramatically lift incomes and wellbeing for New Zealanders. The country has good resources – investment in physical capital and average years of...
This working paper analyses productivity performance at an industry level across New Zealand and Australia. It looks at average labour productivity and multi-factor productivity across 24 market industries. This report provides useful information on the specific industry areas in which New Zealand underperforms from a...
Topics: International Research, Research, Employment & Labour, Productivity, Labour force, Information & Communications Technology
This Commission Research Paper provides an assessment of New Zealand’s productivity performance for the whole economy, for individual industries and compared to other OECD countries. The research shows that New Zealand has generally poor productivity performance – both at the economy-wide and industry levels....
Topics: Evaluation, Research, Productivity, Social Services, Governance & Kaitiakitanga, Local Government
The Commission has been asked to identify opportunities for both central and local government to improve the regulatory performance of local government. This includes regulation-making processes, appropriate principles for the allocation of regulatory roles between central and local government, and better ways to assess the...
Topics: Research, Employment & Labour, Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising, Poverty & Child Poverty, Productivity, Social Security & Welfare, Policy, Quality of Life, Socio-economic status
In New Zealand as in most modern economies the bulk of the cash income required to support the living standards of older people in retirement comes from a combination of public and occupational pensions and private investment income. In the New Zealand case the main public pension is New Zealand Superannuation, which often tends...
Planning for the future: Structural change in New Zealand’s population, labour force, and productivity
The paper gives an overview of the demographic projections at the heart of fiscal sustainability. This includes projections of the population and labour force. The paper also discusses some perspectives on growth and productivity in the context of ageing and fiscal sustainability.
Adjusting productivity statistics for variable capacity utilisation: Working harder or hardly working? (Stats NZ WP 12-02)
This paper outlines the implications of adjusting productivity statistics for a variable rate of capacity utilisation of capital. Capacity utilisation data from the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research shows that capacity utilisation is not constant over time. Capacity utilisation adjustment leads to marginally lower...
Topics: Evaluation, Economic Growth, Employment & Labour, Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising, Productivity, Education & Training, Innovation
The incubator support programme seeks to enhance the survival and growth of early-stage, high-growth businesses via the development of high-quality incubators. It currently contributes to eight incubators. High-growth business may have ‘born global’ aspirations, as the domestic market is generally too small to...
Capital-labour substitution elasticities in New Zealand: One for all industries? (Stats NZ WP 12-01)
This paper tests the assumption of a Cobb-Douglas production function (a unitary elasticity of substitution between capital and labour) for 20 of New Zealand’s industries, using Statistics New Zealand’s industry-level productivity data. It also assesses how the Leontief production function (zero substitutability) may apply to...
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