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Shadow Board members differ in views on the extent of interest rate increases

New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (Inc) Media release For release 10 am Monday, 23 May 2022 There is a wide range of views within the Shadow Board over how much the Reserve Bank should increase interest rates, particularly for the coming year. The majority view amongst Shadow … Read more

How do Kiwis want buildings to perform during and after an earthquake?

A policy brief for NZSEE Project on Resilient Buildings. Read more

Shadow Board is divided over whether the RBNZ should hike by 50bp

The Shadow Board is sharply divided over how much the Reserve Bank should increase the Official Cash Rate (OCR) at the April meeting, with views split over whether the OCR should increase by 25 or 50 basis points. The surge in inflation pressures has led to growing calls for the Reser … Read more

NZIER Consensus Forecasts show a mixed growth outlook amidst higher inflation - Consensus Forecasts, March 2022

The latest NZIER Consensus Forecasts show an upward revision to the near-term growth outlook for the New Zealand economy, but softer growth is forecast for the subsequent year. These revisions reflect recent activity indicators, suggesting that while the New Zealand economy weathered … Read more

Zooming into better work-life balance? Gender and equity insights from New Zealanders’ experiences with working from home

We assess the potential implications of the increasing trend towards working from home on wellbeing and career progression, particularly regarding the impact on women. Read more

Fast-forwarding technology to address climate change - NZIER Insight 100

New Zealand has committed to reducing carbon emissions and working with other countries to avert the worst impacts of climate change. How the country intends to do this is not clear. Read more

Under-served learners: The economic and wellbeing benefits of improving education outcomes

A report for Up Education. Read more

Shadow Board calls for substantial tightening over the coming year

The Shadow Board is calling for a sharp increase in the official cash rate (OCR) over the coming year in the face of intensifying inflation pressures. Read more

NZIER Consensus Forecasts show weaker near-term outlook

The latest NZIER Consensus Forecasts show a downward revision to the near-term outlook for the New Zealand economy. This largely reflects the expected impact of restrictions to contain the latest COVID-19 community outbreak, which turned out to persist for longer than initially expect … Read more

Digital trade is the way forward for New Zealand

The introduction of digital trade initiatives as developed by providers such as TradeWindow will have major benefits for New Zealand supply chains. “The NZIER show that the benefits are between $9 and $18 billion over 10 years for those involved in New Zealand export supply chains if … Read more

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