Pages tagged by "productivity"

Revitalizing Indonesia’s manufacturing: the productivity conundrum

In light of continuing importance of the manufacturing sector, but declining dynamism, this paper...

How migrants are helping meet skills demands

New study looks at migration and productivity in Australia.

Increasing Australia’s edge through Asian value chains

Why we need to think smarter and act faster.

Dealing with dependency

Resource dependent countries like Ghana and Indonesia need to promote trade and productivity-boosting policy change, according to the authors of a new paper from the HC Coombs Policy Forum.

Setting the wage floor: The evolution and future of the Minimum Wage in Australia

The minimum wage in Australia has a long and colourful history.

Whilst now at a similar real value as at the peak it reached some decades ago, the role of the minimum wage has fundamentally changed. It has shifted from a wage set to meet the needs of a family to an individual wage. This transition has been complemented by strong increases in government support for families, especially those with low earnings.

The productivity conundrum

The year ahead is likely to see increased debate and discussion about Australia's productivity and competitiveness, writes CHRISTOPHER VAS.

Financial frenemy

Are innovation, research and development ways to get out of economic trouble, or further into it? PAUL HARRIS writes that the answer lies in doing better innovation, instead of more of it.

Unpicking productivity

What does productivity actually mean? And what happens to the economy if we aren’t able to make satisfactory progress in increasing it? Those are some of the questions addressed in a new issues paper.

USA and Australia share growing pains

The long-term challenges facing Australia to sustain productivity growth, and what we can learn from the US experience, are the focus of a two-day HC Coombs Policy Forum conference starting on Monday.

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