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A new working paper released today by the Productivity Commission shows that when productivity goes up, wages follow. 


The Treasury is seeking suggestions for two new inquiry topics that could be undertaken by the New Zealand Productivity Commission in 2015.


Article published in Policy Quarterly Journal November 2014.


Our Annual Report for 2013/14 provides a report card on our performance during the year. The report includes a summary of our performance evaluation results and the Government's response on recent inquiries.


The Productivity Commission is seeking comment from industry, local authorities and the public on ways to improve how local government makes land available for housing. The Commission is inviting submissions on its issues paper “Using land for housing” by 22 December.


The Government has asked the Productivity Commission to investigate ways to improve the way local authorities regulate to make land available for housing. The issues paper outlines areas on which the Commission is seeking feedback.


The Productivity Commission has released an issues paper on its new inquiry into improving outcomes for New Zealanders from social services. The submission deadline has been extended to 2 December.


The Productivity Commission has been asked to look at ways to improve how government agencies commission and purchase social services.


Better regulation: What is it? Are we achieving it?