News

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).

19/12/2013

Low investment in capital and inefficient use of both capital and labour contribute to the productivity shortfall in New Zealand industries compared to their Australian counterparts.

17/12/2013

A version of this article appeared in Inside Tourism on 17 December. It is republished here with permission.

16/12/2013

The Productivity Commission welcomes Daiman Smith as the new General Manager.

06/12/2013

The Treasury are seeking suggestions for potential inquiry topics for the Productivity Commission in 2014.

01/12/2013

Paul Conway, Director, Economics and Research, gives an overview of why productivity is important for New Zealand and how New Zealand is performing compared to other countries.

24/10/2013

Congratulations to Athene Laws, a part-time research assistant in our Economics and Research team at the Productivity Commission, for being awarded the Sir Frank Holmes Prize for 2013.

22/10/2013

Our Annual Report for 2012/13 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.

03/10/2013

Welcome to the Productivity Commission's October 2013 Update, including items on both our Regulatory and Services Sector inquiries, and a new Research Paper on NZ's productivity performance.