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

Overcoming preconceptions: How big data can gain a social licence in New Zealand - NZIER Insight 105

Overcoming preconceptions: How big data can gain a social licence in New Zealand - NZIER Insight 105

January 25, 2023 1 min read
Ki te kotahi te kakaho ka whati, Ki te kapuia e kore e whati: The case for more devolved social services in Te Tairāwhiti

Ki te kotahi te kakaho ka whati, Ki te kapuia e kore e whati: The case for more devolved social services in Te Tairāwhiti

January 18, 2023 1 min read
How big data can be a force for good - NZIER Insight 103

How big data can be a force for good - NZIER Insight 103

October 19, 2022 1 min read

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