Latest publications / Insights (4)

What our housing conversations no longer say - NZIER Insight 79

New Zealand’s housing conversation has always been a metaphor for different things. Now houses are strictly investments. We have an obsession with them. Using data from DigitalNZ, this Insight looks at how the conversation about housing in New Zealand has changed over time. Read more

Clear as mud? Water is under pressure - NZIER Insight 78

As part of NZIER’s 60th birthday celebrations, the NZIER undertook with its own resources research to further understand New Zealanders concerns about water quality and found that river visibility (water clarity) was most valued by Kiwis. Read more

Hiking prices and tourism funding : Are we on the right track? NZIER Insight 77

As Government prepares to introduce a border levy on incoming tourists and raise charges for foreign hikers on New Zealand’s Great Walks, we examine the reasons given for these measures and what alternative approaches might be taken? Read more

Immigration : doing the right thing for the right reasons - NZIER Insight 76

The new Government's plans to reduce immigration are a welcome first step towards an immigration system that improves New Zealand's wellbeing, the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research said today. Read more

Making early intervention work - NZIER Insight 75

It's out with the old and in with the new. National's Social Investment approach is being replaced with a focus on Early Intervention. But the new government's focus should be on using evidence to support timely, if not always early, intervention. The health sector's experience with s … 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

China 2.0 - perspectives on China - NZIER Insight 73

China 2.0 - perspectives on China after the 19th Congress of the Communist Party. Read more

Keeping the bastards honest - NZIER Inisght 72

We think voters should be given better information about the fiscal consequences of political parties' election promises. We offer some observations and suggestions on how. Read more

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

Peak inequality - New Zealand's own false truth? NZIER Insight 70

Kiwis are increasingly concerned about inequality – paradoxically, inequality has barely changed in 20 years. This Insight is based on new data and shows that despite popular opinion, income inequality in New Zealand hasn't changed in the past 20 years, and it's been at the current … Read more

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