Can the kiwi fly? Achieving productivity lift-off in New Zealand

Date: 
02/07/2018

The Centre for the Study of Living Standards has released its latest International Productivity Monitor publication.

Paul Conway, Director Economics & Research, Productivity CommissionIn this issue, the Commission's Director of Economics & Research, Paul Conway (photo right), provides a comprehensive analysis of the factors holding back productivity in New Zealand and puts forward policies to achieve productivity lift-off.

Why has it been so difficult to lift New Zealand's productivity performance? Why are we just keeping up rather than catching up to other high-income OECD countries?

 

For all the International Productivity Monitor articles, see the following links:

Aled ab Iorwerth and Carlos Rosell 
The Gains from More Competitive Regulation Settings in Canada 

Wulong Gu 
Accounting for Slower Productivity Growth in Canada after 2000: Role of Intangible Capital, Natural Capital, Infrastructure Capital and Capital Utilization 

Paul Conway 
Can the Kiwi Fly? Achieving Productivity Lift-off in New Zealand 

Chiara Criscuolo and Jonathan Timmis 
The Changing Structure of Global Value Chains: Are Central Hubs Key for Productivity? 

Alexander Murray 
What Explains the Post-2004 U.S. Productivity Slowdown? 

John Fernald 
Cyclical Downturn or Slowing Trend? A Review Article on "Productivity Puzzles across Europe" 

Chad Syverson 
Review Article on "Capitalism Without Capital: The Rise of the Intangible Economy" by Jonathan Haskel and Stian Westlake