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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

The social and economic costs of stroke in New Zealand : 2020 update

Stroke continues to be a significant contributor to the burden of disease, particularly for Māori and Pacific people. The economic and social costs of stroke can be reduced with cost-effective interventions, but access continues to be a challenge. Read more

The value of clinical research with modern medicines in New Zealand : Economic contribution and wide-ranging benefits

A report for Medicines New Zealand. Read more

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

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

The importance of crop protection products for the New Zealand economy

A report for Agcarm. This report highlights the importance of the crop protection industry to New Zealand's economy. It's a small robust industry that has a significant impact on our land-based sectors. Even a small increase in horticultural productivity has a ripple effect in boostin … Read more

The economic impact of GS1: In retailing and wholesaling industries

GS1 commissioned NZIER to estimate the economic contribution of using GS1 standards in the retail and wholesale industries for the New Zealand economy. The research scope was limited to the macroeconomic effects of cost and labour productivity improvements in these industries. Read more

Economic impact of ending new oil and gas exploration permits outside onshore Taranaki : A regional CGE analysis

A report for PEPANZ. Read more

The economic contribution of NZX New Zealand's Exchange and its role in supporting the New Zealand economy

NZX asked NZIER to examine its direct contribution to, and facilitating role in, the New Zealand economy. We found that NZX directly contributes $52 million of GDP, but that the NZX50 firms that list on the S&P/NZX generate $25 billion and employ over 96,000 workers. We also used … Read more

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