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Durable policy approaches: framework development and brief literature review, NZIER public discussion paper 2016/2
09 June 2016By Chris Nixon
NZIER, as part of its public good programme, explores important policy issues that have emerged from our economic analysis and advice.
07 June 2016
NZIER’s Monetary Policy Shadow Board recommends the Reserve Bank continue to hold the interest rate at 2.25 percent in its Official Cash Rate announcement this Thursday.
26 May 2016By Chris Nixon
Non-NZIER authors Metha Wongcharupan and Georgia Whelan. The purpose of these reports has been to examine the role of a Bilateral Arbitration Treaty (BAT) in assisting exporters and importers. The main advantage of a BAT is to reduce the risks/uncertainties associated with commercial disputes resolution.
24 May 2016By 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.
Assessing the stock of regulation - A tool for regulatory stewards, NZIER public discussion paper 2016/1
20 May 2016By Derek Gill and Mike Hensen
This paper presents a new approach for systematically scanning the existing stock of a regulatory regime and identifying regulations that have a high likelihood of creating, rather than mitigating, market inefficiencies.
26 April 2016
NZIER’s Monetary Policy Shadow Board recommends the Reserve Bank holds the interest rate at 2.25 percent in its Official Cash Rate announcement this Thursday.
06 April 2016
A presentation to Sustainability Week.
07 March 2016
NZIER’s Monetary Policy Shadow Board recommends the Reserve Bank holds the interest rate at 2.50 percent in its Official Cash Rate announcement this Thursday.
02 February 2016By Todd Krieble
The government spends a half billion dollars on arts, culture and heritage each year but has little indication of what the public actually wants from public expenditure. At present mainly ‘experts’ decide what cultural goods and services should be supplied from the public purse.
26 January 2016By Christina Leung
New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (Inc) Media releaseFor immediate release Tuesday 26 January 2016NZIER’s Monetary Policy Shadow Board recommends the Reserve Bank holds the interest rate at 2.50 percent in its Official Cash Rate announcement this Thursday.
11 December 2015
The latest NZIER Consensus Forecasts shows forecasters have pared back growth expectations for the upcoming year. The downward revisions largely reflect expectations of weaker growth in investment.
09 December 2015
NZIER’s Monetary Policy Shadow Board recommends the Reserve Bank holds the interest rate at 2.75 percent in its Official Cash Rate announcement this Thursday.
01 December 2015By Christina Leung
For over a generation, inflation targeting has been successful in managing inflation without reducing economic growth. But the economic environment is changing. No longer does the Reserve Bank need to lift rates to reducedemand. Today the Reserve Bank needs to deal with supply shocks that rapidly change how New Zealand firms organise activity. Increasingly that makes inflation targeting no longer fit-for-purpose. Instead, targeting income growth – the sum of inflation and economic growth – looks the best bet to deal with new economic conditions.
26 November 2015
The Government wants to make travellers pay for the costs of border control but the border charge is a poor user charge and an inefficient tax: it will dampen services exports and hence economic growth more than other revenue raising options. If we need additional border control it would be far better to fund the system out of general taxation and welcome more visitors to New Zealand.
16 November 2015
The New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) with the Institute of Directors (IoD) carried out its annual Director Sentiment Survey. The survey, designed to take the pulse of the director community revealed technological and business disruption, and the time spent on risk oversight are key challenges for directors.
28 October 2015By Christina Leung
New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (Inc) Media releaseEmbargoed until 1am Wednesday 28 October 2015 NZIER’s Monetary Policy Shadow Board recommends the Reserve Bank holds the interest rate at 2.75 percent in its Official Cash Rate announcement this Thursday.
21 October 2015
The pace of technological change is accelerating and the upcoming wave of automation may impact jobs and societies as much as occurred in the industrial revolution.
06 October 2015
Today’s announcement that the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) has been concluded is good news for Kiwi firms and households. It’s not perfect, and the dairy sector in particular will naturally be frustrated. But TPP offers valuable benefits – and limited costs – across the economy.
22 September 2015
This summer will be a scorcher. The MetService is forecasting the most severe El Niño in over 20 years. Past El Niño events have hit farmers hard and tipped New Zealand into recession. But farming today is not the farming of yesteryear and we need to examine local conditions one region at a time to understand the likely impacts. Even under a severe event, recession is far from pre-ordained. Key commodity prices could even lift a little.
14 September 2015
The latest NZIER Consensus Forecasts shows a further downward revision in growth expectations amongst forecasters since the June survey.