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Diversity in economics in Aotearoa New Zealand - NZIER Insight 110

The significance of diversity in economics cannot be overstated. Diversity in sex, gender, ethnicity, socio-economic background and various dimensions enhances problem-solving and decision-making by introducing diverse perspectives, experiences and skills. This is important considerin … Read more

Incentivising resilience to adverse climate change events - NZIER Insight 109

This Insight underscores the significance of promoting a standardised method for assessing the costs associated with climate change-induced weather events. Adopting a consistent approach is deemed critical for developing effective strategies that facilitate the comparison of resilienc … Read more

How congruent is Budget 2023 with New Zealand’s climate commitments? NZIER Insight 108

In this Insight, we assess the degree to which Budget 2023 is consistent with New Zealand’s climate change commitments. This initial approach includes central government budget spending, tax expenditure and any major regulatory changes. We intend it to be an annual exercise, with our … Read more

The value of safety improvements - NZIER Insight 107

Economic analysis of safety programmes needs values to place on benefits such as preventing fatalities and injuries. Read more

Four ways to improve climate change policy and why - NZIER Insight 106

Climate change is becoming more apparent in the recent succession of major adverse weather events, and New Zealand’s policy on climate change has also stepped up a gear after decades of apparently minimal activity. Looking at the nature of the climate change challenge, the economics o … Read more

Overcoming preconceptions: How big data can gain a social licence in New Zealand - NZIER Insight 105

NZIER Insight 105 is a companion to NZIER Insight 103, in which we examined how the Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI), administered by Stats NZ, is used in New Zealand for research and how this is helping us to make better policy decisions. In Insight 105, we examine how the IDI ca … Read more

Celebrate resilience: supply chains have passed the test - NZIER Insight 104

Under extreme pressure, our supply chains have been winners. But what do we need to do to ensure future resilience? Read more

How big data can be a force for good - NZIER Insight 103

Over the last decade, Stats NZ has developed a powerful tool for policymakers and researchers alike. Known as the Integrated Data Infrastructure or IDI, it draws upon data from across the government and contains de-identified information for people living in New Zealand. Read more

A question of trust - NZIER Insight 102

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Long COVID? Previous pandemics changed us – what about this time? NZIER Insight 101

This Insight is prompted by the recent publication of a cluster of papers that look at economic lessons from previous health episodes. While these are interesting in their own right and are possibly relevant for countries with a different experience of COVID-19, it turns out that many … Read more

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