CEPA offers introductory and advanced short-courses on productivity and efficiency measurement on a regular basis at the St Lucia campus. Tailored short-courses and workshops have also been provided for the World Bank, NSW Treasury, the Industry Commission, Victorian Treasury, Queensland Treasury and the Bureau of Industry Economics (BIE).

The present demand for short courses reflects a growing interest in performance measurement in the public sector in Australia. CEPA has put together a series of short courses which deal with the most up-to-date techniques for measuring efficiency in multiple output, multiple input organisations. These methods include index numbers, stochastic frontier models and data envelopment analysis.

CEPA Conference: Productivity, Regulation and Economic Policy

23 November 2022 9:00am24 November 2022 5:00pm
The conference will cover topics that are relevant for policy making and will aim to provide a networking opportunity for regulators, government agencies, academics and independent economists to meet and discuss these topics.

System Approach to Efficiency and Productivity Measurement: Multi-Level Network Production Models

21 November 2022 9:00am22 November 2022 5:00pm
The workshop will cover conceptual and theoretical topics and in addition, enrolled participants will be provided with a number of recorded video tutorials to show how to use these models with real data in R-Studio.

2019 CEPA workshop on performance measurement

28 October 2019 9:00am29 October 2019 5:00pm
Join us at this free workshop on performance measurement showcasing research conducted by economic academics and adjunct members of the CEPA group. Each presentation will discuss the latest developments in the field with emphasis on its applications to related disciplines and government policy.

Inequality of Opportunity Conference

27 June 2019 8:15am28 June 2019 5:00pm
Researchers and policymakers are invited to attend sessions presenting empirical and theoretical research, with keynote presentations by high-profile national and international researchers.

Productivity and Efficiency Analysis Using R

4 May 2019 8:00am5 May 2019 5:00pm
This two-day intensive course presents a new and coherent framework for analysing the performance of firm managers. The focus is on measures of performance that are of practical relevance to policymakers.

Annual CEPA International Workshop 2017

2 November 2017 8:30am3 November 2017 4:30pm
CEPA workshop participants in lecture theatre

Annual CEPA International Workshop 2016

20 October 2016 9:00am21 October 2016 5:00pm
Engaging presentations by international speakers on Recent Advances in Productivity and Efficiency Analysis: Theory and Practice. Topics covered will include productivity and efficiency in industries such as the banking and energy sectors and analysing world productivity and efficiency dynamics.
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Performance Analysis: Theory and Practice - 3 Day Intensive

20 July 2016 9:00am22 July 2016 5:00pm
This is a three day (20-22 July, 2016) intensive course on performance (efficiency and productivity) analysis.
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Applied Nonparametric Econometrics - 3 Day Intensive

28 September 2015 9:00am5:00pm
Hands on class instruction and computer tutorials in applied nonparametric methods to assist you with your own research agenda. Basic concepts of smoothing will be covered, and complemented with numerous examples and illustrations through the open source software R.

Stochastic Frontier Analysis

20 September 2014 9:00am2 October 2014 5:00pm

Asia-Pacific Productivity Conference

8 July 2014 9:00am11 July 2014 5:00pm
Theoretical and applied sessions, as well as special-focus sessions targeting specific industries and topics. This will include topics on efficiency and productivity in industries such as the banking and energy sectors, regulated industries, agriculture, USA productivity, EU and APEC productivity, Asia-KLEMS and many more.