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  1. 08 April 2014
  2. 28 March 2014

    A report to Tourism New Zealand.

    International arrivals to New Zealand in 2013 grew at the fastest pace in a decade. Visitor arrivals were up 6.1% boosted by a rebound across several advanced economies and good performance by emerging markets like China. Our analysis shows that New Zealand specific factors played a large role in the recovery in visitor numbers across most markets.

  3. 17 March 2014

    A lack of understanding about the value communities place on water is hampering decision-making, according to a new report from NZIER. The NZIER report - Water Management in New Zealand: A road map for understanding water – says solutions to contentious water issues will also require flexibility in how water is allocated, along with a better understanding of the value that people place on using water for economic, environmental and social purposes.

  4. 17 March 2014

    The New Zealand economy will grow strongly over the next couple of years, according to the latest NZIER Consensus Forecasts. Economic growth will pick up from 2.9% in the March 2014 year to 3.6% the following year.

  5. 11 March 2014

    NZIER’s Shadow Board says the Reserve Bank should hike the Official Cash Rate by 25 basis points on Thursday.

  6. 25 February 2014
  7. 24 February 2014

    People are worried about the damage the strengthening exchange rate might be doing to the export sector, but the headline exchange rate measures don’t capture burgeoning emerging market trade.

  8. 10 February 2014

    A new Insight from the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) shows that increasing net migration would lift incomes not just for immigrants but for the native population.

  9. 28 January 2014

    NZIER’s Shadow Board says the Reserve Bank should raise the Official Cash Rate on Thursday.

  10. 13 January 2014
  11. 16 December 2013

    The New Zealand economy will grow strongly over the next couple of years, according to the latest NZIER Consensus Forecasts. Economic growth will pick up from 2.8% in the March 2014 year to 3.1% the following year. Economic growth will be broad-based across household spending, investment and exports.

  12. 10 December 2013

    NZIER’s Shadow Board recommends the Reserve Bank leaves the interest rate at 2.50 percent but support for higher interest rates is growing.

  13. 26 November 2013
  14. 21 November 2013

    NZIER report to the Ministry for the Environment.

    This study evaluates the economic impacts and environmental outcomes of regional policy scenarios to reduce nutrient discharges at farm level in Southland.

  15. 08 November 2013

    A report for the Building and Construction Sector Productivity Partnership.

    The Building and Construction Productivity Partnership has asked NZIER for a broad assessment of productivity issues facing the New Zealand construction sector and testable hypotheses for its future work programme. The partnership has an aim to deliver a 20% increase in productivity by 2020.

  16. 29 October 2013

    Most Shadow Board participants favour leaving interest rates at 2.50 percent.

  17. 23 October 2013

    A new report from the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) highlights the unprecedented fiscal challenges that New Zealand politicians will face in coming decades. NZIER recommends that tough decisions around taxes and government spending need to be taken now, and stuck to, in order to avoid a US-like situation in the future when the economic and political costs of correcting debt levels become dangerously high. A bipartisan agreement on funding superannuation costs would be a good starting point.

  18. 08 October 2013
  19. 16 September 2013

    The New Zealand economy is recovering from the recession. The latest NZIER Consensus Forecasts predict further gradual economic growth.

    Economic growth will pick up over the next two years, boosted by the Canterbury rebuild and a gradual underlying recovery. Economic growth will average 2.6% over the next three years, better than the past three years (at 1.0% per year), but slower than the 2001-2008 period (3.0% per year).

  20. 10 September 2013

    “The NZIER Shadow Board recommends keeping the official cash rate at 2.5 percent,” said Jean-Pierre de Raad, Chief Executive at NZIER.

  21. 30 August 2013
  22. 29 August 2013
  23. 28 August 2013
  24. 22 August 2013

    This year, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) commissioned NZIER to prepare forecasts using a best practice tourism forecasting model combining macro-economic and socio-demographic data and expert judgment. The econometric model derived forecasts for New Zealand’s eight key markets (Australia, China, UK, US, Japan, Germany, Canada, and Korea) plus ‘others’ for the calendar years 2013-2019.

    More information on the forecasts are available on MBIE's website.

  25. 06 August 2013

    Often motorists complain that petrol companies are quick to raise petrol prices at the pump but then conspire to drop prices slowly when international oil prices fall. Like in any efficient market, changes in the cost of oil – both up and down – should be passed on to consumers rapidly. We run the numbers and find no evidence of opportunistic gouging. Petrol companies pass on oil price decreases to consumers just as quickly as they pass on increases in prices.

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