Latest publications / Christina Leung

KiwiSaver equity for women: Building long-term financial wellbeing

This report coincided with the 15-year review of KiwiSaver by the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment. The intent of the report was to assist policy makers by deliberately exploring and providing opportunities to get more equitable settings in place. Read more

Zooming into better work-life balance? Gender and equity insights from New Zealanders’ experiences with working from home

We assess the potential implications of the increasing trend towards working from home on wellbeing and career progression, particularly regarding the impact on women. 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

The potential local and regional impacts of COVID-19 in New Zealand with a focus on tourism - NZIER Public Discussion Paper 2020/3

This working paper was prepared at NZIER by Christina Leung, Laëtitia Leroy de Morel, Glyn Wittwer (CoPS) and Dion Gämperle. It was presented at the 23rd Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis organised by GTAP (17–19 June 2020). Read more

COVID-19: The recovery ahead - NZIER Insight 88

New Zealand has managed the COVID-19 outbreak with relative success, in terms of containing infection rates and deaths. This has seen New Zealand move down alert levels over the past few weeks as we achieved zero active cases, with restrictions relaxed but the border closed. However, … 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

Ashburton Labour Force Plan : Assessing Ashburton's labour force and addressing its labour shortages

NZIER was asked by the Ashburton District Council to assess the Ashburton labour force, and to develop a Labour Force Plan that addresses labour shortages. Read more

New government, new monetary policy framework - NZIER Insight 74

With the new Government indicating the Reserve Bank Act would be reviewed, NZIER has published an Insight discussing the alternatives to inflation-targeting in the post-GFC environment. Read more

Benefits from Auckland road decongestion

A report commissioned by the EMA, Auckland International Airport Ltd, Infrastructure NZ, Ports of Auckland Ltd and the National Road Carriers Association. Read more

Pacific Cultural Centre feasibility study

The Ministry of Pacific Peoples (MPP) wishes to explore the feasibility of establishing a dedicated multi-purpose Pacific Culture Centre (PCC) facility in Auckland. Through such a viable multi-purpose facility, MPP is seeking to support the preservation and promotion of diverse Pacifi … Read more

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