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  • Gender pay-gap expert Professor Gail Pacheco receives NZIER Economics Award for 2018

    29 August 2018

    The NZIER Economics Award for 2018 was presented to Professor Gail Pacheco of the Auckland University of Technology at NZIER’s AGM & dinner on 28 August 2018.

    Gail has made a huge contribution to economics in New Zealand over many years and her work stands out for its diversity, quantity and quality. Her work covered inter-generational welfare effects, gender education as both a driver and an outcome, industry structures, culture, job satisfaction and well-being measures, health as it relates to employment, health system service delivery, and ethnic disparities.

    Read more here.

  • NZIER expects solid outlook, but with increasing downside risks - Quarterly Predictions, September 2018

    29 August 2018

    The New Zealand economic outlook remains reasonably solid but there are increasing downside risks, as detailed in the latest NZIER Quarterly Predictions. “Although growth is expected to moderate on the back of a continued slowing in population growth, we forecast annual GDP growth to average just under 3 percent over the next five years – still a respectable outcome.”

    Read the media release here.

  • NZIER’s Shadow Board believes current conditions warrant no change in OCR

    07 August 2018

    NZIER’s Monetary Policy Shadow Board continues to see little need to change the Official Cash Rate (OCR) ahead of the Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Statement on Thursday.

    Read the full release here.

  • NZIER's QSBO shows further weakening in business confidence

    03 July 2018

    The latest NZIER Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion (QSBO) shows a further decline in business confidence. A net 19 percent of businesses expect a deterioration in economic conditions – more pessimistic than the 10 percent in the previous quarter. Read the media release here.

  • NZIER’s Shadow Board recommends no change to the OCR

    26 June 2018

    NZIER’s Monetary Policy Shadow Board sees little need to change the Official Cash Rate ahead of the Reserve Bank’s OCR Review on Thursday. Read the full release here.

  • Nominations for the NZIER Economics Award 2018 are now open

    26 June 2018

    The annual NZIER Economics Award promotes and recognises excellence in economics of relevance to New Zealand. 

    Read more here.

  • NZIER Consensus Forecasts shows a slightly softer growth outlook - June 2018

    18 June 2018

    The latest NZIER Consensus Forecasts expects a slight downward revision to the growth outlook for the next few years.

    Read the release here.

  • NZIER expects growth to remain reasonably solid, Quarterly Predictions - June 2018

    30 May 2018

    The New Zealand economic outlook remains positive even as population growth continues to slow, as detailed in the latest NZIER Quarterly Predictions. NZIER forecasts annual growth in GDP per capita to lift to around 2 percent by 2022. 

    “Although businesses remain downbeat in the wake of the new Government taking office, own trading activity is holding up. This suggests demand remains solid”, said Principal Economist Christina Leung.

    Read the media release here.

    An independent take on the New Zealand economic outlook is available exclusively to NZIER’s members in the latest Quarterly Predictions.

  • NZIER's Shadow Board continues to see little need to change the OCR

    08 May 2018

    NZIER’s Monetary Policy Shadow Board’s overwhelming view remains one of no change to the Official Cash Rate ahead of the Reserve Bank’s release of the May Monetary Policy Statement on Thursday. 

    Report can be read here.

  • NZIER's QSBO shows businesses gloomy as costs rise and profitability gets squeezed, Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion - April 2018

    10 April 2018

    The latest NZIER Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion (QSBO) shows businesses continue to expect a deterioration in economic conditions over the coming months. Business confidence had fallen sharply in the December 2017 quarter in the wake of the new Labour-led Government taking office, and this pessimism has carried over into the first quarter of 2018.

    This continued pessimism about the economy remains in contrast to firms’ expectations about demand in their own business, which continues to hold up. A net 15 percent of businesses nationwide reported a lift in demand in their own business in the March 2018 quarter.

    The full results are available only to NZIER members.

    Read the media release here.