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Low innovation and weak international connections

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 12:57 pm | Productivity Commission

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

Speech to Regulatory Reform conference, Canberra

Wednesday, 26 March 2014, 3:38 pm | Productivity Commission

Today, I will be providing some reflections on what we at the New Zealand Productivity Commission have learned aboutregulatory design and practice in our short history. Although these lessons are drawn from New Zealand circumstances, they are of broader ... More >>

Productivity Commission kicks the tyres on our regulations

Thursday, 13 March 2014, 3:25 pm | Productivity Commission

The Productivity Commission has today released its draft report on the design and operation of New Zealand’s regulatory system. The draft report provides practical guidance for government officials involved in designing new regulatory regimes and ... More >>

Boosting Productivity in the Services Sector - Report

Thursday, 30 January 2014, 3:11 pm | Productivity Commission

This report examines two topics important to raising services-sector productivity: increasing successful application of information and communications technology by service firms, and stimulating competition in service markets. More >>

Competition, ICT key to unlocking services’ potential

Wednesday, 29 January 2014, 3:28 pm | Productivity Commission

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. The 2nd interim report, now out for consultation, ... More >>

Why New Zealand industries lag behind Australia

Thursday, 19 December 2013, 12:40 pm | Productivity Commission

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. More >>

Why New Zealand industries lag behind Australia

Thursday, 19 December 2013, 9:43 am | Productivity Commission

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. More >>

Submissions reminder - Regulatory Inquiry

Monday, 21 October 2013, 4:46 pm | Productivity Commission

This is a reminder that submissions are invited by the end of this week (Friday 25 Oct) for our inquiry into the design of regulatory institutions and practices in New Zealand. Your feedback will help us form findings and recommendations for our ... More >>

Productivity by the Numbers - Commission Research Paper

Monday, 23 September 2013, 10:52 am | Productivity Commission

Our overall finding of a generally poor productivity performance – both at the economy-wide and industry levels – underscores the need for New Zealand’s policy environment to be strongly supportive of productivity growth and for firms to have ... More >>

Inquiry on the services sector: topics for in-depth analysis

Friday, 30 August 2013, 4:46 pm | Productivity Commission

In late July, I emailed to inform you that the Productivity Commission had released the first interim report for its inquiry into Boosting Productivity in the Services Sector (www.productivity.govt.nz/inquiry-content/services-sector). More >>

Getting regulation right: Commission seeks views

Wednesday, 28 August 2013, 3:07 pm | Productivity Commission

The Productivity Commission has released an issues paper on its latest inquiry into the design and operation of government regulatory regimes in New Zealand. Submissions are invited by 25 October. More >>

Getting Regulation Right: Productivity Commission Seeks View

Wednesday, 28 August 2013, 11:21 am | Productivity Commission

The Productivity Commission has released an issues paper on its latest inquiry into the design and operation of government regulatory regimes in New Zealand. Submissions are invited by 25 October. More >>

Update – Services sector, Symposium & Housing affordability

Tuesday, 20 August 2013, 4:00 pm | Productivity Commission

Recap: Recent Productivity Symposium event · Reminder: Consultation on our Services Sector report closes this week · Publication: Research paper on Housing Affordability More >>

Unlocking neglected truths about service industries

Friday, 26 July 2013, 3:09 pm | Productivity Commission

The Productivity Commission has released an interim report on the performance of New Zealand’s service industries. The report, now out for consultation, addresses the nature and role of services in the New Zealand economy. More >>

New Productivity Commission Inquiry – Better Regulation

Friday, 12 July 2013, 4:52 pm | Productivity Commission

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. More >>

Councils and Govt Can Lift Their Game On Local Regulation

Monday, 13 May 2013, 2:17 pm | Productivity Commission

The New Zealand Productivity Commission has released the findings of its independent inquiry into regulatory performance in local government. More >>

Issues Paper for Services Sector Inquiry

Wednesday, 3 April 2013, 3:15 pm | Productivity Commission

Following the launch of the inquiry into Boosting Productivity in the Services Sector in late March, the Productivity Commission has now released an issues paper for discussion, attached for your information. More >>

Services crucial to the NZ economy – new inquiry launched

Thursday, 21 March 2013, 3:33 pm | Productivity Commission

The Government has asked the Productivity Commission to investigate ways to lift the productivity of the services sector . Services are widely supplied and used in New Zealand, and cover a wide range of business activities. The Commission will shortly ... More >>

Towards Better Local Regulation - Draft Report

Tuesday, 18 December 2012, 4:27 pm | Productivity Commission

Regulation touches almost every aspect of our lives and is vitally important in shaping the welfare of communities and the performance of the economy. The Productivity Commission has released a draft report, Towards Better Local Regulation , looking at the opportunities ... More >>

Towards Better Local Regulation

Monday, 17 December 2012, 12:51 pm | Productivity Commission

Regulation touches almost every aspect of our lives and is vitally important in shaping the welfare of communities and the performance of the economy. The Productivity Commission has released a draft report, Towards Better Local Regulation , looking at the opportunities ... More >>

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