We provide independent expertise and advice.

For over 50 years our economists have been helping clients analyse market, regulatory, social, and environmental trends to enable them to make informed and strategic decisions.

Areas we work in

What we do

Environmental and natural resource management

We provide clients with expert analysis of environmental and natural resource use issues, solutions to market or regulatory failures, and methods to infer non-market values. Our work, in topic areas such as air quality, biosecurity, climate change, waste management and water use, informs national policy development and RMA processes for both private applicants and public regulatory bodies.

Key contacts

Chris Nixon

Senior Economist

chris.nixon[at]nzier [dot] org [dot] nz

Peter Clough

Senior Economist

peter.clough[at]nzier [dot] org [dot] nz

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  • 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.