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Research

Research reports and papers to provide an evidence base to build understanding of Aotearoa New Zealand’s productivity performance and the role of policy in lifting productivity.

The goal of the Commission’s research was to facilitate a move from an economy that grows by using more “inputs” (such as labour or natural resources) to one where productivity plays a greater role in driving economic growth – essentially working smarter, with greater financial and knowledge capital employed per worker.

The Commission’s research explored a range of productivity issues: employment, firm dynamics, technology diffusion, innovation, regional development, spatial and public-sector productivity.

Our main research reports to help understanding of productivity performance can be found below.