Housing affordability has been a topic of much interest in New Zealand over recent years with the median house price increasing by over 50% between 2004 and 2008.
The Government has asked the Productivity Commission to review and make recommendations on how to improve the design and operation of regulatory regimes in New Zealand.
A Symposium focused on New Zealand’s productivity paradox is being held in Wellington on 2 July.
Paul Conway, Director Economics and Research, outlines the nature of two senior roles being advertised at the New Zealand Productivity Commission.
Opinion piece on local regulatory challenges facing councils and Government.
Murray Sherwin outlines key findings from the Productivity Commission's inquiry into regulatory performance in local government.
The New Zealand Productivity Commission has released the findings of its independent inquiry into regulatory performance in local government.
Given the size of the services sector, raising the level and growth of services productivity is vital to reducing New Zealand’s productivity gap.
Welcome to the ProdComm update for March 2013 with news on our current and recent inquiry work, as well as the launch of the new inquiry into the services sector.