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Shadow Board sees no change in the OCR in May is warranted

New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (Inc) Media Release, 10 am Monday, 20 May 2024 For immediate release Read more

Shadow Board overwhelmingly in favour of keeping the OCR on hold in April 

The NZIER Monetary Policy Shadow Board recommends the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) keep the Official Cash Rate (OCR) at 5.50 percent in the upcoming Monetary Policy Review on 10 April 2024. Shadow Board members agreed that inflation was easing, but there was uncertainty over whe … Read more

Monetary and fiscal policy frameworks - the return of inflation

A presentation by Dennis Wesselbaum, recipient of the 2023 NZIER Early Career Economics Leader Award. Read more

NZIER Consensus Forecasts show weak growth for the year ending March 2025

The latest NZIER Consensus Forecasts show a downward revision to the growth for the coming year. Annual average GDP growth for the year ending March 2024 has been revised down to 0.5 percent and remains weak at 0.8 percent for the year ending March 2025. Read more

Housing availability and affordability - NZIER Insight 111

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Shadow Board recommends the Reserve Bank should keep the OCR on hold in February

New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (Inc) Media Release, 10 am Monday, 26 February 2024 Read more

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

Let it go: Devolving power and resources to improve lives - NZIER working paper 2023/02

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NZIER Consensus Forecasts still point to a slowing economy over the next two years - December 2023

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2023 Summer Reading List for the Prime Minister

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