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

New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (Inc) Media Release, 10 am Monday, 20 May 2024 For immediate release Read more

A landmark reborn: The value of Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Limited (CCRL) commissioned NZIER to estimate the total economic value of reinstating Christ Church Cathedral and make the case for further investment. In this report, we identify, quantify and monetise the benefits of reinstating Christ Church Ca … Read more

NZIER’s QSBO shows business confidence waning in the face of weak demand, Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion - April 2024

New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (Inc) Media release, 9 April 2024 Read more

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

The NZIER Monetary Policy Shadow Board recommends the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) keep the Official Cash Rate (OCR) at 5.50 percent in the upcoming Monetary Policy Review on 10 April 2024. Shadow Board members agreed that inflation was easing, but there was uncertainty over whe … Read more

Monetary and fiscal policy frameworks - the return of inflation

A presentation by Dennis Wesselbaum, recipient of the 2023 NZIER Early Career Economics Leader Award. Read more

The economic benefits of taxi

Taxi is an innovation in business financing that creates a new source of capital at lower costs than bank lending, using the provisional tax framework. Read more

Inflation and migration: Theory, evidence and implications for the Monetary Policy Committee

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand engaged NZIER to undertake a targeted literature review on the relationship between inflation and migration and the implications for monetary policy. Read more

NZIER Consensus Forecasts show weak growth for the year ending March 2025

The latest NZIER Consensus Forecasts show a downward revision to the growth for the coming year. Annual average GDP growth for the year ending March 2024 has been revised down to 0.5 percent and remains weak at 0.8 percent for the year ending March 2025. Read more

Housing availability and affordability - NZIER Insight 111

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Inflation pressures are easing despite resilience in the New Zealand economy - Quarterly Predictions, March 2024

New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (Inc) Media Release, 27 February 2024 Read more

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