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Why Aren’t We More Productive?
The Productivity Commission – an independent Crown entity – was established in April 2011 and conducts in-depth inquiry reports on topics selected by the Government, carries out productivity-related research, and promotes understanding of productivity issues. The Commission has completed eight inquiries on topics including housing affordability, regulatory institutions, and social services. The current inquiry topics are Better Urban Planning and New Models of Tertiary Education.
An economist with over 35 years’ experience in a wide range of public policy roles, Murray’s previous appointments include: Chief Executive and Director General of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry; Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand; member of the Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank; and member of the Prime Minister’s Advisory Group.
Other current roles include: Chair, Strategic Risk and Resilience Panel - advising the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet on national risk issues; and Chair, Innovation Partnership – a group of private and public sector entities supporting smart use of internet technology.
Murray is an accredited member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors and a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Management. He is a graduate of the University of Waikato (MSocSci (hons)).