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Productivity and the Allocation of Skills

Graduates learn skills    Earnings and production grow    Does the job matter?    We use linked employer-employee data from 2004–2012, combined with individual qualifications data from 1994–2012, to study how graduates with different skills...

Business Dynamics and Productivity

This publication focuses on business dynamics across eight countries (Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, United Kingdom) and over time, building upon the evidence collected in the framework of the OECD DynEmp...

The impact of R&D subsidy on innovation: evidence from New Zealand firms

This study examines the impact of government subsidy through R&D grants on innovation output for firms in New Zealand. Using a large database that links administrative and tax data with survey data, we find that...

The Impact of Science and the Science of Impact

This is Adam Jaffe's presentation to the NZAS Conference.
Funders of research have an obligation to measure and seek to maximize the effectiveness of their programmes in terms of their public objectives. While advancement of science is...

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...

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...

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