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Supporting Research and Data

Commission staff undertake supporting research and analysis, data compilation and model development in support of our inquiry and study activity.

The Net Social Revenue Approach to Solving Computable General Equilibrium Models

凤凰体育网址13 / 12 / 2019

凤凰体育网址This staff working paper presents the proof of concept and illustrates the application using a standard small Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model.

Unifying Partial and General Equilibrium Modelling for Applied Policy Analysis

13 / 12 / 2019

This staff working paper explains how to embed a Partial Equilibrium (PE) model of the electricity generation and transmission sector within a simplified Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model to create a single model that is able to provide the types of insights typically only available from each model separately.

Using Real Expenditure to Assess Policy Impacts

09 / 12 / 2019

凤凰体育网址This note proposes real Gross National Absorption (GNA) as a measure of the overall impacts on a national economy of policy changes in applied analyses.

Australia's Oil and Gas Reserves

11 / 11 / 2019

The submission summarises some observations from various Commission studies. The first section of the submission explores the reasons for government regulation of petroleum (oil and gas) resources. The rest of the submission briefly discusses the approaches to allocating exploration and production rights, and policy settings for domestic gas reservation and coal seam gas.

Supporting Australia's Exports and Attracting Investment

凤凰体育网址07 / 10 / 2019

This submission responds to a request from the Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth: Inquiry into supporting Australia's exports and attracting investment. The request was that the Commission provide material over the past five years relevant to export performance and foreign investment, whether these are through direct or indirect avenues.

Jobs for the Future in Regional Areas

26 / 09 / 2019

This submission briefly addresses a number of the matters in the Committee’s terms of reference, drawing on existing work undertaken by the Commission. The submission is organised around the broad themes of the future of work, structural adjustment and change in regional areas and regional development policy.

Introducing Bilateral Exchange Rates in Global CGE Models

04 / 05 / 2018

This research note discusses the role of national currencies and nominal exchange rates in CGE models. It uses a prototype model to demonstrate the theoretical properties of a multi-country CGE model with currencies and exchange rates.

Rules of Origin: can the noodle bowl of trade agreements be untangled?

03 / 05 / 2017

This research note seeks to answer some questions about Rules of Origin and Preferential Trade Agreements.

VUMR Modelling Reference Case, 2009-10 to 2059-60

凤凰体育网址28 / 11 / 2016

This paper by Owen Gabbitas and Umme Salma was released on 28 November 2016. The paper describes a dynamic reference case that can be used in running the Victoria University Multi Region (VUMR) model.

A Rationale for Developing a Linked Employer-Employee Dataset for Policy Research

凤凰体育网址29 / 07 / 2016

凤凰体育网址This staff research note by Matthew Forbes and Patrick Jomini highlights the importance of Linked Employer-Employee Data (LEED) and provides a rationale for further developing the Foundation LEED for policy research.

CAPITA-B: A Behavioural Microsimulation Model

凤凰体育网址19 / 02 / 2016

凤凰体育网址CAPITA-B replicates the common elements inherent in behavioural microsimulation models while keeping to a minimum details that would be required to model a particular policy application. This makes it easier to extend CAPITA-B to answer future policy questions.

Productivity in Financial and Insurance Services

18 / 02 / 2016

As the first service sector to be examined, there are new questions as to what is actually being measured and how well it reflects the underlying concept of productivity.

Effective Marginal Tax Rates on Savings

凤凰体育网址21 / 12 / 2015

This working document provides an introduction to the concept of effective marginal tax rates on the return to savings.

National Indigenous Reform Agreement: Performance Assessment 2013-14

凤凰体育网址02 / 12 / 2015

This report is the sixth in the series of performance assessments for the Closing the Gap targets. In making its assessments, the Commission has therefore sought to ensure an appropriate degree of comparability with the assessments made by the COAG Reform Council (CRC).

Effects of Mutual Recognition of Imputation Credits

凤凰体育网址21 / 04 / 2015

This paper by Tim Murray was released on 21 April 2015. It uses a small, custom-built, international computable general equilibrium (CGE) model to analyse the potential impacts of implementing the mutual recognition of imputation credits (MRIC) between Australia and New Zealand.

Incorporating Household Survey Data into a CGE Model

凤凰体育网址14 / 04 / 2015

This paper by Xiao-guang Zhang uses an Australian Household Expenditure Survey (HES) dataset as an example to describe a simple procedure to integrate an entire sample of households into a computable general equilibrium (CGE) model.

An Introduction to Entropy Estimation of Parameters in Economic Models

14 / 04 / 2015

This paper by Larry Cook and Philip Harslett provides an introductory guide to entropy estimation for economic modellers with a particular emphasis on estimating elasticities from limited time series data.

On Productivity: concepts and measurement

25 / 02 / 2015

This staff research note aims to shed light on productivity concepts and measurement issues.

National Agreement Performance Reporting

04 / 12 / 2014

In November 2008, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) endorsed a new Intergovernmental Agreement on Federal Financial Relations (IGA) which included six new National Agreements. The Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision was requested by COAG to collate information relevant to the performance indicators in the National Agreements, and to provide it to the COAG Reform Council.

Competition Policy Review

27 / 06 / 2014

This submission was made to the Competition Policy Review on 25 June 2014 and publicly released on 27 June 2014. The submission draws on previous Commission work that addresses competition-related issues and policy processes for developing competition policy, and provides additional in-principle凤凰体育网址 commentary.