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

Forecasting and modelling

We develop customised economic forecasts and models to help clients understand economic events, trends, cycles and their causes. We enable our clients to look ahead to take advantage of economic opportunities and reduce the impact of adverse events.

We have also invested heavily in strengthening our Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) modelling capabilities in recent years and  believe our CGE model is the best in New Zealand. Read more about our CGE capability here.

Key contacts

Christina Leung

Senior Economist & Head of Membership Services - Auckland

christina.leung[at]nzier [dot] org [dot] nz

Learn more about our people

Latest projects

  • Economic modelling of the Waimea community dam

    By Erwin Corong

    The Nelson Regional Economic Development Agency asked us to review and update economic assessments of the Waimea Community Dam, proposed for the Lee Valley south of Richmond.


  • Modelling the New Zealand economy

    By John Ballingall

    One industry organisation wanted to understand how predicted growth in its various sub-sectors would impact on the New Zealand economy out to 2025.


Latest publications

  • Dairy trade’s economic contribution to New Zealand

    23 February 2017

    By John Ballingall and Daniel Pambudi

    A report for DCANZ.


  • Assessing forecast performance

    16 June 2016

    by Kirdan Lees The Reserve Bank today published a Bulletin article documenting the performance of the Bank’s forecasts over the period 2009 to 2015. The Reserve Bank published similar reviews in 2009, 2006 and 2002. Central banks regularly review their forecast performance, often comparing their forecasts to those prepared by other agencies and private sector firms.