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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

What price to relieve the gridlock? A non-technical guide to the road pricing implementation debate

The roading system in New Zealand is essential and its economic importance is clear. At any time of the day or night you might see different activities associated with construction, tourism, services, manufacturing and agriculture.This takes on new significance as we decarbonise the e … Read more

Benefits from Auckland road decongestion

A report commissioned by the EMA, Auckland International Airport Ltd, Infrastructure NZ, Ports of Auckland Ltd and the National Road Carriers Association. 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

The road less travelled - NZIER Insight 59

The announcement that central government is prepared to fund the construction of Auckland’s City Rail Link (CRL) has, once again, placed the issue of how to pay for infrastructure onto the public policy agenda. Read more

Disruptive technologies : risks, opportunities and New Zealand's ability to make the most of them

A report for Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). 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 power of price - NZIER Insight 48

This week Auckland Council presented two options for raising additional funding for land transport projects - introducing user-charges to use the motorway network, or increasing rates and fuel taxes. NZIER welcomes the opportunity to publicly debate road pricing. We see user-charges a … 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

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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