New Zealand's place in the world - including flows in trade, people, capital, and ideas - continues to change. This working paper highlights how some of the long-standing memes, which have dominated the local discourse no longer apply in a post-COVID world. In particular New Zealand's openness to external trade and foreign investment, and the role of migration in driving population growth have all changed.
NZIER has also created an interactive platform, using the Qlik application, to enable people to explore for themselves how New Zealand's place in the world is changing and how we compare with other countries. This Qlik application enables users to explore the data themselves for three of the four topic areas covered in the paper- trade, capital and people.
Each year NZIER devotes resources to undertake and make freely available economic research and thinking aimed at promoting a better understanding of New Zealand’s important economic challenges. This paper was funded as part of this public good research programme.