News

17/10/2018

We are delighted to have appointed two new Policy Advisors this week, Joanna Smith and Hamed Shafiee. They are both starting work on our new inquiry into Local government funding and financing.

04/10/2018

Early evidence suggests that a team-based primary health care practice model can reduce emergency department admissions to hospitals.

10/09/2018

The Commission has recommended that up to 2.8 million hectares of trees are planted to achieve New Zealand’s carbon neutrality by 2050.

05/09/2018

The August 2018 edition of Policy Quarterly was a special issue on productivity. This was edited by and contained contributions from Productivity Commission staff.

04/09/2018

The Productivity Commission today released its final report on how New Zealand can transition to a low-emissions economy.

04/09/2018

The Commission's Chair, Murray Sherwin, presented at the NZIER Annual Meeting on 28 August 2018 on our low-emissions economy inquiry.

23/08/2018

New Zealand's productivity story was explained last week by the Commission's Paul Conway at the INnvolve innovation series for Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development agency.

06/08/2018

Murray Sherwin, Chair of the New Zealand Productivity Commission, welcomes a new project with the Australian Productivity Commission into Growing the digital economy and maximising opportunities for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs)

24/07/2018

The Government has asked the Productivity Commission to examine and report on local government funding and financing arrangements.