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.

Areas we work in

What we do

Infrastructure and transport

Our advanced economic analysis enables our clients to assess cost-benefit ratios and the wider economic impacts of major investments.

Key contacts

Peter Wilson

Principal Economist and Head of Auckland Business

peter.wilson[at]nzier [dot] org [dot] nz

Michael Bealing

Senior Economist

michael.bealing[at]nzier [dot] org [dot] nz

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Latest projects

Latest publications

  • Benefits from Auckland road decongestion

    03 August 2017

    By Christina Leung and Michael Bealing

    A report commissioned by the EMA, Auckland International Airport Ltd, Infrastructure NZ, Ports of Auckland Ltd and the National Road Carriers Association.


  • The road less travelled - NZIER Insight 59

    24 May 2016

    By Peter Wilson

    The announcement that central government is prepared to fund the construction of Auckland’s City Rail Link (CRL) has, once again, placed the issue of how to pay for infrastructure onto the public policy agenda. In this Insight we consider different funding arrangements.