News

16/04/2014

Although productivity growth is picking up, New Zealand still has a large productivity gap compared to other OECD countries.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) research, published by the Productivity Commission, shows that New Zealand’s broad policy settings should generate GDP per capita 20% above the OECD average, but we are actually more than 20% below average. Closing this gap would dramatically lift incomes and wellbeing for New Zealanders.

26/03/2014

From silos to systems: Some observations from across the ditch.
Speech to the Regulatory Reform conference, Canberra.

21/03/2014

Opinion piece originally published in the NBR.

13/03/2014

Productivity Commission kicks the tyres on our regulations; finds more regular maintenance needed.

07/03/2014

Geoff Lewis talks about ways ICT can boost productivity in the services sector.

27/02/2014

Murray Sherwin outlines why competition is important for the services sector and what the Commisssion recommends to boost competition.

03/02/2014

The Productivity Commission is pleased to welcome Patrick Nolan on board as a Principal Advisor to the Economics and Research team.

29/01/2014

The Productivity Commission has released its draft recommendations on how to increase competition and the use of information and communications technology (ICT) in New Zealand’s service industries.

16/01/2014

The Productivity Commission has entered into a multi-year research partnership with Motu Economic and Public Policy Research to extend the use of Statistics NZ's Longitudinal Business Database (LBD).