Latest publications / NZIER working paper (2)

Quantifying the costs of non-tariff measures in the Asia-Pacific region: Initial estimates - NZIER public discussion paper 2016/4

Non-tariff barriers are costing Kiwi firms billions each year. Our new public discussion paper has estimated the cost of non-tariff measures (NTMs) on trade in the APEC region. It shows that New Zealand’s exporters face NTMs that impose costs of US$5.9 billion. Read more

Growing up in Auckland? Mapping drivers of residential land growth

In this paper we decomposed growth in residential land into population growth, household size, and land use per capita. We found that the growth in residential land between 1996 and 2013 was identical to the rate of population growth: 28%. Population density has not change significant … Read more

Durable policy approaches: framework development and brief literature review - NZIER public discussion paper 2016/2

NZIER, as part of its public good programme, explores important policy issues that have emerged from our economic analysis and advice. Read more

Assessing the stock of regulation : a tool for regulatory stewards

This paper presents a new approach for systematically scanning the existing stock of a regulatory regime and identifying regulations that have a high likelihood of creating, rather than mitigating, market inefficiencies. Read more

Disruption on the road ahead! How auto technology will change much more than just our commute to work

New transport technologies are transforming how we commute; creating major opportunities and risks to New Zealand's infrastructure investment Read more

The home affordability challenge : suite of policy reforms needed in New Zealand

Fixation with home ownership causing economic and social despair 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

Big city life? Challenges and trade-offs for Auckland city

Auckland is on the move. Economic growth is outpacing most regions and people continue to flow into the city. This is putting pressure on the shape of Auckland city and the form of housing and transport infrastructure. So it's not surprising that Auckland is revising its planning for … 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

Appraising transport strategies that induce land use changes : estimating benefits of long-term land use change from standard transport model outputs

This paper develops a cost-benefit appraisal (CBA) methodology to apply to infrastructure strategies that are expected to induce long-run change to land use, population and economic activity ('land use' for short). Read more

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