Publication by area: Infrastructure and transport

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  1. 10 June 2013

    Existing transport cost-benefit analysis misses critical impacts. Congestion pricing needed to harness economic benefits of major transport projects. This paper develops formulations for estimating the economic welfare impacts of transport strategies that change land use. The formulations seek to use outputs of transport modelling typically used for transport appraisal.

  2. 05 March 2013

    The Electricity Authority has proposed changes to how transmission services are priced which link transmission pricing to New Zealand's world leading wholesale electricity market. On first read the proposal looks attractive and appears to have material benefits for New Zealand. But can the Authority's approach work? Do the benefits make sense and can they be realised over time?

    NZIER were asked by a group of major electricity users (MEUG) to evaluate these and other questions and advise MEUG members in support of their submissions on the Authority's proposal. Our analysis and assessment are contained in a public report that can be found on the MEUG website.

  3. 23 March 2011

    The government’s National Infrastructure Plan highlights an additional Waitemata Harbour Crossing (AWHC) as an important priority to support the growth of Auckland. NZIER worked on this study with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Beca, AECOM, and SKM (who undertook the transport modelling and the ‘conventional’ economic appraisal). You can read the preliminary business case report here.

  4. 08 March 2011

    The Government's infrastructure priorities now need to be reviewed in light of the cost of Christchurch's devastating earthquakes. However, the cost-benefit appraisals of major transport schemes that are likely to form part of the reprioritisation tend to understate the benefits. Thus there is a risk the wrong projects get weeded out or delayed when it would be better to look elsewhere to find the money needed to support Christchurch. We describe the reasons why, and provide some considerations that will help reduce this risk. In the long term we would argue for improvements to methodologies.

  5. 12 October 2010

    A report for the Ministry of Transport.

  6. 25 September 2010
  7. 14 May 2010

    Report to MUEG (Major Electricity Users' Group), May 2010

  8. 10 May 2010

    Report to Ministry of Transport, June 2009 (link is to Ministry of Transport's website)

  9. 29 November 2009

    Report to Federated Farmers, 30 November 2009 (link is to Federated Farmers' website)

  10. 16 June 2009

    NZIER slides. Link to MEUG website.

  11. 01 October 2008

    A report to New Zealand Steel and the Major Electricity Users' Group, September 2008

  12. 05 April 2007

    A report for MEUG, reviewing Castalia's Electricity Security of Supply Policy Review report for the Electricity Commission.

  13. 28 February 2007
  14. 04 February 2007

    Submissions on the Electricity Commission's consultation paper. Report to MEUG.

  15. 31 January 2007

    A report to MEUG.

  16. 25 January 2006

    NZIER working paper 2006/1 by Simon Hope, in association with Strata Energy Consulting Ltd

  17. 28 May 2005

    by Simon Wear & Ian Duncan. A report to Telecom.

  18. 17 October 2003

    A report for Vodafone NZ Ltd.

  19. 23 July 2003

    by Phil Briggs & Joanna Smith.

  20. 25 August 2000

    Report by Stephen Gale and Vhari McWha to Air New Zealand, August 2000