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  1. 14 October 2010

    Would you pay over $300 to ensure native birds remain at a single lake, even if you lived far away?  Maybe, or maybe not. But recent debates on mining and hydro-power developments show comparing the benefit of different uses of environmental assets is both difficult and controversial.

  2. 12 October 2010

    A report for the Ministry of Transport.

  3. 10 October 2010

    In Tracking the Economy, NZIER's weekly column for the National Business Review.

  4. 05 October 2010
  5. 04 October 2010
  6. 03 October 2010

    In Tracking the Economy, NZIER's weekly column for the National Business Review.

  7. 30 September 2010

    Personal tax cuts from 1 October 2010 will boost take home pay for New Zealand workers. NZIER has updated its personal tax calculators to allow comparison with Australia.
    New Zealand’s new personal tax regime is less onerous for high income earners than Australia’s. But as Australia’s average weekly wage is about 40% higher in Australia, a typical family is much better off in Australia if disposable income is the measure. Our model family’s after tax income is 33% higher in Australia.

  8. 26 September 2010

    In Tracking the Economy, NZIER's weekly column for the National Business Review.

  9. 25 September 2010
  10. 21 September 2010

    Sill positive, but less rosy economic outlook

  11. 20 September 2010

    In Tracking the Economy, NZIER's weekly column for the National Business Review.

  12. 15 September 2010
  13. 10 August 2010

    Globalisation does not rest easily with all. Recent public and political outcries over foreign investment in our farms and manufacturing plants attest to this. A recent TV3 poll indicates that over three-quarters of Kiwis want overseas investment rules tightened, and the Prime Minister is concerned about “the risk that New Zealanders become tenants in their own land” (NZPA 9 August 2010).

    But restricting overseas investors’ access to the NZ economy, or certain sectors in it, is a damaging policy prescription. It would increase our country risk premium, causing borrowing costs to rise for households, firms and the government.

  14. 10 August 2010

    by Sharon Pells (NZIER) and Lucie Wenmakers (MITO), an article in the The Canadian Apprenticeship Journal, Vol 1  issue 1 (Winter 2010)
    (link is to the journal's website)

  15. 05 August 2010

    Presentation to the 2010 ITF annual conference : Vocational skills : Growing New Zealand, 28 & 29 July 2010.
    by Sharon Pells (NZIER), John Blakey, and Erica Cumming.

    Link to presentation (Session 8)

  16. 05 July 2010
  17. 29 June 2010

    Report to Competenz, June 2010 (link is to Competenz's website)

  18. 22 June 2010
  19. 21 June 2010

    In Tracking the Economy, NZIER's weekly column in the National Business Review.

  20. 16 June 2010

    When taxpayers’ money is spent on health and safety measures in transport and healthcare services, the decisions made implicitly or explicitly place values on saving lives and casualties. In recent years there has been a move towards using standard measures of these values so that there is some consistency in decisions. This is to be welcomed, but if the measures are flawed then decision-makers can unwittingly pick the wrong projects that do not deliver maximum value for money.

  21. 31 May 2010
  22. 31 May 2010

    In Tracking the Economy, NZIER's weekly column in the National Business Review.

  23. 24 May 2010

    In Tracking the Economy, NZIER's weekly column in the National Business Review.

  24. 20 May 2010
  25. 14 May 2010

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