Social policy

Social policy

Society inequalities are a drag on overall economic performance and wellbeing. We help our justice, societal wellbeing, and population agency clients with analysis and insights on distributional aspects of economics. By understanding who gets what and why, changes can be made to provide a fairer and more prosperous Aotearoa New Zealand. We have skills and expertise in:

  • public policy analysis and advice

  • behavioural economics

  • accessing the Integrated Data Infrastructure

  • cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness studies including non-market values

  • demographic and economic forecasting and modelling

  • peer review, evaluation and monitoring.

Latest publications

The tale of Goldilocks and the three fears (about the minimum wage) - Insight 96

The tale of Goldilocks and the three fears (about the minimum wage) - Insight 96

October 6, 2021 1 min read
Gains for everyone: Towards an inclusive growth agenda for Aotearoa New Zealand

Gains for everyone: Towards an inclusive growth agenda for Aotearoa New Zealand

November 24, 2020 1 min read
Literature scan on the economic effects of social protection expenditure

Literature scan on the economic effects of social protection expenditure

August 11, 2020 1 min read

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