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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.