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  • 1-March-2016

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    Management Practices, Workforce Selection and Productivity

    This Working Paper, by Stefan Bender, Nicholas Bloom, David Card, John Van Reenen and Stefanie Wolter, studies the relationship between productivity, management, worker ability, and pay.

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  • 21-February-2016

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    Productivity in Financial and Insurance Services

    This note describes challenges inherent in estimating productivity for the finance insurance and superannuation sector.

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  • 18-January-2016

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    Promoting Productivity for Inclusive Growth in Latin America

    After a period of relatively robust growth that has allowed tens of millions of poorer households to join the global middle class, growth in Latin America has slowed recently. To close the still large gaps in living standards in relation to advanced economies, the region needs to significantly raise productivity growth while making sure that everybody has the opportunity to benefit.

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  • 14-December-2015

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    Policies for Productivity Growth

    This paper reviews the micro forces that matter for aggregate productivity growth focusing on six issues: costs to reallocating labour and capital, the influence of firm ownership and political connections, informality, the allocation of talent across the economy, barriers to internal trade and the working of housing markets.

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  • 11-December-2015

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    The Future of Productivity

    This book addresses the rising productivity gap between the global frontier and other firms, and identifies a number of structural impediments constraining business start-ups, knowledge diffusion and resource allocation (such as barriers to up-scaling and relatively high rates of skill mismatch).

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  • 1-December-2015

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    Efficiency of NSW public transport services

    Commissioned by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART), this study assesses the efficiency of public transport services and suggests maximum fares applicable.

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  • 30-November-2015

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    Workplace Relations Framework Inquiry Report (Overview and Recommendations)

    Wary of the role Fair Work laws can play to secure prosperity, the Australian Government seeks to ensure these are balanced and effective. Against this background, the Productivity Commission was tasked to assess the performance of the workplace relations framework, including the Fair Work Act 2009, focusing on key social and economic indicators important to the well-being, productivity and competitiveness of Australia and its people.

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  • 27-November-2015

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    Experimental Estimates of Industry Level KLEMS Multifactor Productivity

    ABS Cat. No. 5260.0.55.003 - Information Paper: Experimental Estimates of Industry Level KLEMS Multifactor Productivity This paper presents the first Australian Bureau of Statistics experimental estimates of industry level KLEMS multifactor productivity (MFP) for the 16 market sector industries. The purpose of these estimates is to facilitate more in–depth analysis of the determinants of growth at the industry level.

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  • 27-November-2015

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    Do environmental policies matter for productivity growth?

    This study presents new evidence on the role of environmental policies – stringency, as well as design and implementation features - for productivity growth.

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  • 24-November-2015

    German

    Die Produktivitätsschwäche der Industrielän-der: Erklärungsansätze und Handlungsbedarf

    This paper, by, Michael Heise, Arne Holzhausen, Rolf Schneider, explains the productivity weakness of the industrialized countries.

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