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Fading optimism

Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion, October 2014

The media release can be read here.

QSBO is available to NZIER members only.


Past the peak; gradual underlying recovery intact

Quarterly Predictions, September 2014

The media release can be read here.

Quarterly Predictions is available to NZIER members only.


Past the peak

Consensus Forecasts, September 2014

The release can be read here.


Regional economies - shape, performance and drivers

NZIER working paper 2014/3

The working paper is available here.


The home affordability challenge

NZIER working paper 2014/4

The working paper is available here.

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Our core values of independence and promoting better outcomes for all New Zealanders are the driving force behind why we exist and how we work today.

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Public Good

As a non-profit organisation we fund and undertake our own economic research in the interests of the public good.

NZIER’s 2014/15 public good programme will focus on three projects:

  • What drives the housing market? Local, regional or national cycles
  • Efficiency impact of regulation in New Zealand – a new, practical methodology
  • Long term economic trends.

Learn more about our Public Good work

Latest publications

  • The power of price - NZIER Insight 48

    30 October 2014

    By Chris Parker

    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.

  • Not the time to hike rates says Shadow Board as inflation slows

    29 October 2014

    NZIER’s Monetary Policy Shadow Board advises the Reserve Bank to leave the Official Cash Rate at 3.50 percent on Thursday – the appetite for interest rate hikes is waning.



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