A brief history of the QSBO: 1961-2011

March 14, 2011

NZIER’s Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion (QSBO) is one of New Zealand’s leading economic indicators. March 2011 marked the 50th anniversary of the QSBO. The  QSBO  provides  data  driven  insights  into  how  firms  are  responding  to  current economic events. Due to its reliability and responsiveness compared to related official statistics, the QSBO has become a key indicator for businesses and policy-makers. Over the past 50 years a significant number of New Zealand economists have contributed to the evolution of the QSBO. 

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