Projects tagged with Productivity
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This paper presents an explanation of how the dynamic but uncertain process of economic development and growth occurs. It shows that economic development leads to structural change, an enhancement of capabilities and path dependence in the economy. It examines three different approaches to understanding the performance of the...
Topics: International Research, Literature review, Research, Economic Growth, Productivity, Education & Training, Urban, Information & Communications Technology, Innovation, Science & Technology
This paper examines one key theme of modern spatial economics relating to city development: Do the major cities within and across countries increasingly attract a disproportionate share of knowledge intensive economic activities? We describe trends in shares of knowledge intensive economic activities within five major New...
Topics: Monitoring, Research, Economic Growth, Employment & Labour, Productivity, Education & Training, Tertiary Education, Population Shifts, Gender
In this paper, unit record survey data from the 1997–2009 New Zealand Income Survey (NZIS) is used to examine: how labour market outcomes and returns to human capital vary in the immigrant and non–immigration populations in New Zealand whether these returns vary over time and...
Exogenous versus endogenous rates of return: The user cost of capital in Statistics New Zealand's multifactor productivity measures (Stats NZ WP 10-03)
with: Statistics New Zealand
In 2003, Statistics New Zealand received funding under the Government’s growth and innovation framework (GIF) to develop official productivity measures for the New Zealand economy. In March 2006, Statistics NZ published the first official estimates of multifactor productivity for New Zealand. These estimates were for a subset of...
with: Te Puni Kōkiri: TPK
This paper summarises scenarios modelled to demonstrate potential benefits (or costs) to the Māori economy, as well as to the wider NZ economy over the period to 2061.
with: Te Puni Kōkiri: TPK
Topics: Evaluation, Productivity, Social Services, Māori, Lifestyle & Standard of Living, Quality of Life, Socio-economic status
Productivity is about using resources more efficiently. A better use of resources will deliver a wide range of benefits including higher incomes, better use of the environment and higher quality social services such as health and education. The first step towards achieving higher productivity growth and...
We combine firm-level microdata on innovation with area-level workforce characteristics to examine the relationship between local workforce characteristics, especially the presence of immigrants and local skills, and the likelihood of innovation by firms. We examine a range of innovation outcomes and test for the relationship...
This research was carried out between October 2009 and May 2010 by Department of Labour researchers to identify to what extent the intended policy objectives of the breaks amendments to the Employment Relations Act 2000 are being achieved. The research used both quantitative and qualitative methods. Data was...
This paper examines the impact of job loss due to firm closure on workers’ employment, earnings, and benefit receipt. It uses data from Statistics New Zealand’s Linked Employer-Employee Data (LEED). LEED is an administrative dataset in which the exit of a firm identifier does not always represent a complete firm closure. After...
Recent commentary has suggested an increasing trend in delistings from the NZX, driven by offshore takeovers. However, some of that commentary has been driven by anecdotal evidence. In order to shed light on this discussion, we examine the extent and nature of delisting activity over the past 15 years. Our results indicate no...
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