Tagged: productivity

Performance pay for the public sector? - The Dismal Science

James Zuccollo Jan 22, 2015

In December last year The Work Foundation released a comprehensive review of performance-related pay in the public sector: PRP schemes can be effective in improving outcomes across the three public services for which evidence is available (health, education and the civil service), although the central conclusion is that the outcomes from PRP are mixed, which […] … Read More

Management and productivity: An interview with Nicholas Bloom - The Dismal Science

Paul Walker Jan 05, 2015

The following comes from an interview with Stanford University economist Nicholas Bloom available online at "Econ Focus", the economics magazine of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.EF: Another branch of your research has focused on how management practices affect firm and country productivity. Why do you think management practices are so important?Bloom: My personal … Read More

New Zealand’s high prices - The Dismal Science

Donal Curtin May 22, 2014

Professor Norman Gemmell at Victoria has done some really interesting work on how New Zealand prices compare with those overseas. This has been done primarily for the Productivity Commission, which is interested in issues such as the degree to which expensive domestic inputs might be hobbling our export competitiveness, but it's also been a long time research interest of … Read More