Public Good

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As a not-for-profit incorporated society, each year, NZIER undertakes economic research and thinking in the public interest aimed at promoting a better understanding of New Zealand’s important economic challenges.

As an independently constituted think tank, our work is free from any political or commercial influence. Our work is designed to provoke reactions and advance New Zealand's understanding of economic challenges and opportunities.

We regularly publish think pieces, offer presentations and webinars on topical issues. We sponsor the biennial NZIER Early Career Economics Leader Award, and the annual Prime Minister’s Summer Reading List aimed at promoting discourse on a broad range of policy and economics issues. We've partnered with Victoria University of Wellington and established a Scholarship in Māori Economics. We support Data1850; an interactive website that allows you to explore, visualise, compare and download long-term economic data for New Zealand.

NZIER's Public Good Fund is also used to inform young learners, visiting diplomats and officials from international bodies about the New Zealand economy as part of a global network of economics and policy think tanks.

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Latest Public Good publications

Shadow Board sees no change in the OCR in May is warranted

Shadow Board sees no change in the OCR in May is warranted

May 20, 2024 4 min read
Shadow Board overwhelmingly in favour of keeping the OCR on hold in April 

Shadow Board overwhelmingly in favour of keeping the OCR on hold in April 

April 8, 2024 3 min read
Monetary and fiscal policy frameworks - the return of inflation

Monetary and fiscal policy frameworks - the return of inflation

April 3, 2024 1 min read