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.

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What we do


We apply rigorous statistical and economic modelling techniques to evaluate whether policies and strategies are having their intended effects.

We often combine our analysis with qualitative research such as in-depth interviews and focus groups. This enables us to turn our technical findings into insights that enable our clients to select effective policies, improve value for money, and address unintended consequences.

Key contacts

Derek Gill

Principal Economist

derek.gill[at]nzier [dot] org [dot] nz

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  • Tsunami risk: more needs to be done - NZIER Insight 63

    19 September 2016

    By Derek Gill

    The recent earthquake and associated small tsunami provide a timely wakeup call. New Zealand needs to take the opportunity to learn from this ‘near miss’, and to invest in some ‘quick wins’ that can reduce our huge exposure to tsunami risk at low cost. 


  • Research impact evaluation

    14 November 2014

    By Peter Clough

    A report for Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) - New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence.