New Zealand has enjoyed good growth in average income since the global financial crisis.  Labour participation is strong and our public finances are in relatively good shape. But one area holding the economy back is our persistently weak labour productivity, with the OECD estimating that New Zealand had the fourth lowest labour productivity growth of OECD countries between 1995 and 2014.


Draft report on new models of tertiary education now available.


Draft Productivity Commission report on better urban planning now available.


The Productivity Commission has published a research note as a background paper for the Better Urban Planning inquiry: What can complexity theory tell us about urban planning?


What can a five-year old Productivity Commission add to a thousand-year old institution? Murray Sherwin, UC Connect lecture.


A version of this article was originally published in the National Business Review.


The Productivity Commission has released an issues paper calling for input on the future of tertiary education.