Trans-Tasman joint study

Strengthening Economic Relations between Australia and New Zealand: Joint Australia - New Zealand study

This study has concluded. The final report was sent to the Australian and New Zealand Governments on 30 November 2012. The report was released on 13 December 2012.

The Australian and New Zealand Productivity Commissions were asked to jointly study the options for further reforms that would increase economic integration and improve economic outcomes.

View all submissions on the inquiry.

The Australia-New Zealand Economic Analysis (ANZEA) model and Small Mutual Recognition of Imputation Credits (SMRIC) model were both used in the context of the report on Strengthening Economic Relations between Australia and New Zealand.


See the Treasury website for information about the process of setting inquiry topics and government responses.

Evaluation results

Results of the evaluation of the study are available below. Recognising that the two Commissions are separate organisations, and with different stakeholder groups and interests, our evaluation work only included New Zealand study participants (and, as such, the results are partial and should be interpreted in that light).

More information about the Australian Productivity Commission.