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NZIER’s Shadow Board sees little need for further stimulus

In light of recent developments, we have once again revised the format of the views we are seeking from our Shadow Board on what the Reserve Bank should do with monetary policy. Given the Reserve Bank’s growing arsenal of monetary policy tools which includes the Official Cash Rate, qu … Read more

NZIER Consensus Forecasts show stronger near-term growth

The latest NZIER Consensus Forecasts show a substantial upward revision to growth forecasts over the coming year. The consensus is clearly for a ‘V’ shaped economy recovery in New Zealand. Read more

2020 Summer Reading List for the Prime Minister

This list was prepared as part of the NZIER Public Good programme, which carries out economic research and thinking aimed at promoting a better understanding of New Zealand’s important economic challenges. Read more

Could do better : Migration and New Zealand's frontier firms

A report for the New Zealand Productivity Commission. Read more

Gains for everyone: Towards an inclusive growth agenda for Aotearoa New Zealand

A joint project with The Helen Clark Foundation. A newly released report from the Helen Clark Foundation and the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research calls for a minimum wage boost to improve inclusion and incentivise investment in capital and skills, leading to greater producti … Read more

Annual report 2020

NZIER's Annual report for 2020 Read more

NZIER’s Shadow Board sees less need for further stimulus

We are continuing to seek our Shadow Board members’ views on whether the Official Cash Rate (OCR) should be negative and if the Reserve Bank should expand its quantitative easing (QE). Read more

COVID-19 - a historical perspective - NZIER Insight 94

Who will be the winners and losers from COVID-19? History says don't be presumptuous. Former Head of School of Government and economic historian Gary Hawke explains in the final of the NZIER COVID Insight series. Read more

Inflexibility a challenge for the agrifood sector - NZIER Insight 93

COVID-19 has proved challenging for the agri-food sector. From pasture to plate, farms and businesses in the agri-food sector have reported feeling squeezed between rising costs and lower prices. To explore the impacts of COVID-19 on the agri-food sector, NZIER collaborated with an Au … Read more

Economic impact of Uber Eats: Assessing the impact of Uber Eats on the restaurant sector and the wider New Zealand economy

Uber Eats commissioned NZIER to undertake analysis on the economic contribution of Uber Eats to the New Zealand economy, particularly with regards to participating restaurants.This analysis provides information about the benefits to different industries across New Zealand regions from … Read more

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