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Perspectives on the US economy after 8 months of Trump - NZIER Insight 71

Bipartisan trade policy must be re-established to support Kiwi businesses, NZIER says A new research note from the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) recommends a return to New Zealand’s long-cherished bipartisan trade policy that has been damaged in recent years’ deba … Read more

New Zealand fuel market financial performance study

This report was prepared jointly by Cognitus Economic Insight, Grant Thornton and NZIER for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Read more

Pacific economic trends and snapshot 2016

A report for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Read more

Robot nation? The impact of disruptive technologies on Kiwis - NZIER Insight 55

The pace of technological change is accelerating and the upcoming wave of automation may impact jobs and societies as much as occurred in the industrial revolution. That’s one finding of a new research paper produced for Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) by the N … Read more

Speed dating central bank style - NZIER Insight 52

From next year, the Reserve Bank will let go one chance each year to meet and set interest rates. That means the Reserve Bank could easily fall behind the run rate on the interest rate settings required to manage the economy. The Reserve Bank is also tweaking when they meet to try and … Read more

The Auckland Māori economy : size, issues and opportunities

The Auckland Māori economy accounts for 4%-5% of the Auckland economy, and 26%-27% of the national Māori economy. The Auckland Māori economy is smaller than might be expected, given that the Māori population accounts for 10% of Aucklanders. Māori GDP per capita is 55%-65% lower than t … Read more

Regional economies : shape, performance and drivers

Divergence and the search for a solution Economic performance is uneven across New Zealand’s regions. For example, there are differences across household incomes, unemployment and population growth in the latest Census. Read more

2013 Western market visitor growth : what explains the increase in advanced-economy visitors?

A report to Tourism New Zealand. International arrivals to New Zealand in 2013 grew at the fastest pace in a decade. Visitor arrivals were up 6.1% boosted by a rebound across several advanced economies and good performance by emerging markets like China. Our analysis shows that New Ze … Read more

Construction productivity : an evidence base for research and policy issues

A report for the Building and Construction Sector Productivity Partnership. Read more

Fighting fit? Assessing New Zealand's fiscal sustainability

New Zealand faces a huge fiscal cost from an ageing population so we need to start making tough fiscal decisions now. We have the room to make adjustments and history shows our politicians do respond to increases in debt by adjusting taxes or spending. The sooner changes are made, the … Read more

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