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Analysing regional policy initiatives

Read about NZIER's regional CGE model here.

Businesses start 2016 in a more downbeat mood

Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion, April 2016

The media release can be read here.

Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion is available to NZIER members only.

NZIER’s Shadow Board recommends the RBNZ holds this Thursday

You can read the full release here.

Disruptive technologies: Risks, opportunities
Can New Zealand make the most of them?

A report for Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)

The report can be read here.

TPP an impressive achievement

NZIER Insight 54

The Insight can be read here.


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Chart of the week

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Latest publications

  • Addressing critical gaps in the government’s open data investments - a Public Good Programme study

    27 May 2016

    By Shane Munn

    Big data – the application of large dataset to generate new insights about how to solve complex problems – has the potential to generate transformational change. New Zealand, like other Governments, has a number of initiatives currently underway to open up New Zealand government-held data.

    This paper identifies the crucial gaps that need to be addressed if the potential gains from open data are to be realised.    

  • Bilateral Arbitration Treaty Regime : An economic analysis

    26 May 2016

    By Chris Nixon

    Non-NZIER authors Metha Wongcharupan and Georgia Whelan.

    The purpose of these reports has been to examine the role of a Bilateral Arbitration Treaty (BAT) in assisting exporters and importers. The main advantage of a BAT is to reduce the risks/uncertainties associated with commercial disputes resolution.



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