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Auckland and Productivity

Dave Maré's presentation to the Auckland Policy Office on why Auckland is "more productive".

Productivity distribution and drivers of productivity growth in the construction industry

Productivity    has risen. Thank entry and    reallocation.    The construction industry contributes a large and growing share of the New Zealand economy, with total employment rising to almost 10% and value added (GDP contribution)...

Low quality patents in the eye of the beholder: Evidence from multiple examiners

Low-quality patents are of considerable concern to businesses operating in patent-dense markets. There are two pathways by which low-quality patents may be issued: the patent office may apply systematically a standard that is too lenient (low inventive...

Firm productivity growth and skill

This paper examines firm multifactor productivity (mfp) growth and changing skill levels of labour in New Zealand, using NZ microdata for 2001–2012. Strong employment growth for lower skilled workers lowered average skill by 1.8% over...

Intangible Investment and Firm Performance

It is hard to see     where intangibles take you.     Happy customers?     We combine survey and administrative data for about 13,000 firms from 2005 to 2013 to study the inter-relationships among firm...

A Rough Guide to New Zealand's Longitudinal Business Database (2nd edition)

The LBD shines   But how to harness the light?   Answers lie within.   New Zealand's Longitudinal Business Database is a rich resource for understanding the behaviour of New Zealand firms. This paper provides an introductory guide to...

Intangible investment and firm performance

A presentation on his intangible investment research given by Adam Jaffe at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland in September 2016.

Urban Productivity Estimation with Heterogeneous Prices and Labour

Firms in big cities    hire well and price to compete    Are they better firms?    This study estimates differences in productivity (mfp) across New Zealand urban areas, with a focus on the size...

Picking up speed: Does ultrafast broadband increase firm productivity?

UFB alone    is not the path to success.    Organise, you must.    We estimate whether there are productivity gains from ultrafast broadband (UFB) adoption and whether any gains are higher when firms undertake...

Are Patent Fees Effective at Weeding Out Low-Quality Patents?

The paper investigates whether patent fees are an effective mechanism to deter the filing of low-quality patent applications. The study analyzes the effect of the Patent Law Amendment Act of 1982, which resulted in a...

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