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The value of MetService's public weather forecasts and weather warnings

MetService and the Ministry of Transport (MoT) commissioned NZIER to undertake secondary research on the value of the public weather information provided under the Crown contract. Using a benefit transfer approach we found the BCR for public weather forecasting services ranged between … Read more

NZIER Consensus Forecasts show a slightly lower growth outlook

The growth outlook has been revised down slightly in the latest NZIER Consensus Forecasts, relative to the previous quarter. Read more

Economic impacts of 2019 Review of Sustainability Measures - East Coast Tarakihi : A Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) analysis and forecast model

NZIER report to New Zealand Fisheries. Read more

Recession : What are the chances? NZIER Insight 83

Talk that a recession could hit the global and New Zealand economies has ramped up in recent months. We look at some of the warning signs we should watch out for, and the tools available to combat the effects if a recession was to occur. We find that although the New Zealand economy i … Read more

Location, location, location : The value of having a port in the neighbourhood

Ports of Auckland (POAL) has asked NZIER to estimate its economic impact. On average, POAL contributed $100 million per annum to its owners and $158 million per annum directly to the Auckland economy over the last five financial years. That Auckland is served by a port located in the … Read more

The value of Authorised Economic Operators (AEOs) and Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs)

NZIER prepared two reports for NZCS in March 2019. They showed the benefits of special Customs agreements that facilitate international trade. One report using a literature scan on these agreements globally, highlights benefits that are important but unmeasurable. The companion report … Read more

Waste levy extension: estimates of extending and raising the levy

This report was commissioned by the Ministry for the Environment to help assess potential options for changes to the existing landfill levy, which is established under the Waste Minimisation Act 2008. Read more

Regulatory management toolkit

NZIER originally developed this toolkit in partnership with the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) and subsequently refined it with support from the Asian Productivity Organisation. The toolkit provides a framework for understanding the elements of the regulato … Read more

2019 Summer Reading List for the Prime Minister

This list recommends books that we hope the Prime Minister, her advisors, and anyone interested in economics and public policy, will find both informative and enjoyable to read. Read more

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