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NZIER’s Shadow Board recommends the RBNZ hold the OCR steady

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Stronger growth outlook but inflation remains subdued

Consensus Forecasts, September 2016

The report can be read here.

NZIER Economics Award for 2016 was given to Professor John Creedy

The citation for the 2016 Economics Award can be read here.

New Zealand economy to ride out global risks, says NZIER

Quarterly Predictions, September 2016

The media release can be read here.

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DATA1850 - making available long-term economic data for New Zealand

As part of our Public Good programme, NZIER has launched Data1850; an interactive website that allows you to explore, visualise, compare and download long-term economic data for New Zealand.

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Latest publications

  • NZIER’s Shadow Board recommends the RBNZ hold the OCR steady

    20 September 2016

    NZIER’s Monetary Policy Shadow Board recommends the Reserve Bank keeps the Official Cash Rate on hold this Thursday at 2 percent. While the Shadow Board had a wide range of views, on balance there is still an underlying preference for a cut in the rate.

  • Tsunami risk: more needs to be done - NZIER Insight 63

    19 September 2016

    By Derek Gill

    The recent earthquake and associated small tsunami provide a timely wakeup call. New Zealand needs to take the opportunity to learn from this ‘near miss’, and to invest in some ‘quick wins’ that can reduce our huge exposure to tsunami risk at low cost. 



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