Productivity in Auckland firms
The performance of the Auckland economy has attracted a good deal of attention lately – by some as a problem to be solved, and by others as the key to New Zealand’s prosperity. In this presentation, Dave Maré discusses his recent research on the extent and nature of Auckland’s relatively high productivity compared with the rest of the country, and the relationship between productivity and employment density. He also examines inter-industry variation in location patterns, and what it may tell us about the potential sources of the Auckland productivity premium. He discusses the relevance of his findings for policies aimed at raising Auckland’s performance and generating an ‘Auckland dividend’ for New Zealand.
Maré, David C. 2009. "Labour productivity in Auckland firms: There’s something about the city," Motu Public Policy Seminar, October.
Motu code: WPS0911