News

  • 2014 ended on a high note, Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion - January 2015

    20 January 2015

    The NZIER Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion (QSBO) shows 2014 ended with good cheer. Activity rebounded from a mid-year lull and confidence has stabilised at a historically high level.

    QSBO is only available to NZIER members. The full media release can be read here.

  • Keep rates right where they are says NZIER Shadow Board

    10 December 2014

    NZIER’s Monetary Policy Shadow Board thinks the Reserve Bank should hold the Official Cash Rate at 3.50 percent on Thursday.

    Read the full release here.

  • Returning to a more gradual but sustainable pace - Quarterly Predictions, December 2014

    26 November 2014

    The economy is growing, but the pace is moderating. Economic growth will average 2.5% in the next five years, after a strong 3.4% in 2014. One-off boosts are fading, but there is a durable underlying recovery taking place that is not built on fickle borrowing.

    An independent take on the New Zealand economic outlook is available exclusively to NZIER’s members in the latest Quarterly Predictions.

    The media release can be read here.

  • Disruption on the road ahead! NZIER public discussion paper 2014/5

    18 November 2014

    New transport technologies are transforming how we commute; creating major opportunities and risks to New Zealand’s infrastructure investment says a report just released by NZIER.

    You can read the full disussion paper here.

  • Funding the world’s most liveable city: the missing third leg? - NZIER Insight 49

    13 November 2014

    Auckland’s potential will only be unlocked if investment funding can be found to deal with infrastructure bottlenecks. This Insight explores the role of private capital in funding Auckland’s infrastructure. It concludes that greater effort to attract private capital through the provision of more investor-ready information and a pipeline of investor opportunities could speed up Auckland’s development and deliver improved economic and social outcomes.

    Read the full Insight here.

  • 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. You can read the full release here.

  • Synchronised moderation a warning sign - Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion, October 2014

    07 October 2014

    The New Zealand economy is expanding, but the pace has moderated in the last six months according to the NZIER’s Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion (QSBO). Businesses are optimistic about future economic conditions, but less so than recently. Optimism has eased from a high of 52% in the December 2013 quarter to 20% in September – but this is still higher than the historical average ( 5%). QSBO is only available to NZIER members.

    The media release can be read here.

     

  • NZIER appoints expatriate business leader as new chief executive

    16 September 2014

    The New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER), the country’s leading independent economic consultancy, has appointed Laurence Kubiak, the former BT Global Services’ Head of Economic Analysis and Director of Global Competition and Regulation, as its new Chief Executive.

    You can read the full release here.

  • Past the peak - Consensus Forecasts, September 2014

    15 September 2014

    The New Zealand economic recovery cycle has peaked. Economic growth will moderate, but remain positive according to the latest NZIER Consensus Forecasts. Economic growth will moderate from 3.3% in the March 2015 year to 2.9% and 2.2% in the following two years.

    You can read the full release here.

  • NZIER Economics Award for 2014 given to Professor Marilyn Waring

    29 August 2014

    Marilyn Waring, Professor of Public Policy at the Auckland University of Technology, was presented with the NZIER Economics Award for 2014 at NZIER’s AGM on Thursday 28 August.

    The winner of this prestigious award is selected by an independent panel, sponsored by NZIER.

    The NZIER Economic Award’s Operating Guidelines instruct the Awarding Panel to “look for outstanding contributions to the advancement of economics and its applications in New Zealand.To qualify for the Award a contribution “must advance economic matters of direct relevance to New Zealand and must be “likely to be of long-term lasting importance to New Zealand.

    Past winners of the prize have included Dr Roderick Deane, Sir Frank Holmes, Dr Donald Brash, and Dr Brian Easton.

    You can read the citation for Professor Waring here.

    For further information please contact:

    Michael Walls
    NZIER Chairman
    Phone: (04) 479 4194
    Email: mw@michaelwalls.co.nz

    Jessica Matthewson
    Secretary to the Awarding Panel
    Phone: (04) 470 1809 or 021 510 114
    Email: jessica.matthewson@nzier.org.nz

    For further information on the NZIER Economics Award and past recipients see here.