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  • Forecast 66 - Fourth quarter 2012

    18 October 2012

    Forecast - New Zealand trends in property and construction. Prepared by NZIER exclusively for Rider Levett Bucknall.

  • Economy-wide impacts of industry policy

    26 September 2012

    NZIER conducted the Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) modelling for this latest Treasury Working Paper, 'The economy-wide impacts of industry policy'. This work was part-funded from our Public Good research fund and used two different CGE models - the Orani-G model of the NZ economy and the GTAP model of the global economy.

  • Is local government fiscally responsible?

    26 September 2012

    By Derek Gill

    A report for Local Government New Zealand. Local government rates and spending have been rising. But data from the last 10-20 years does not indicate local government as a whole has been fiscally irresponsible (despite instances of poor fiscal management). In this report NZIER investigates a number of indicators of fiscal performance.

  • Value of oil and gas exploration - hypothetical scenarios

    13 September 2012

    A report for the Economic Development Group at the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment.

  • Economic Impact of Chatham Rock Phosphate

    10 September 2012

    A report for Chatham Rock Phosphate.

  • The costs & benefits of mutual recognition of imputation & franking credits

    03 September 2012

    By Chris Nixon

    A report for BusinessNZ.

  • RIN statement No. 1: What kind of economic integration?

    01 August 2012

    By Gary Hawke

    NZIER is a member of the Research Institutes Network (RIN), represented by Professor Gary Hawke.

  • Forecast, issue 65 Third quarter 2012

    28 June 2012

    Forecast - New Zealand trends in property and construction. Prepared by NZIER exclusively for Rider Levett Bucknall.

  • Kapiti Coast’s new economy

    03 May 2012

    A report to Kapiti Coast District Council. The Kapiti Coast District Council is looking to the future and wants to understand how it can promote a vibrant economy that keeps people living and working in the District, while responding to anticipated future national and global events.

  • Forecast, issue 64 Second quarter 2012

    15 April 2012

    Forecast - New Zealand trends in property and construction. Prepared by NZIER exclusively for Rider Levett Bucknall.

  • Forecast, issue 63 First quarter 2012

    09 March 2012

    Forecast - New Zealand trends in property and construction. Prepared by NZIER exclusively for Rider Levett Bucknall.

  • Māori export competitiveness

    16 December 2011

    A report to Te Puni Kōkiri. Increasing exports as a share of GDP is a key government priority. Te Puni Kōkiri commissioned this short report to provide an overview of why exporting is important for Māori businesses, which sectors of the Māori economy might be well suited for export growth, and what Māori firms need to think about as they prepare to enter overseas markets. Link to report. (Link is to Te Puni Kōkiri's website)

  • Forecast, issue 62 - September 2011

    05 October 2011

    Forecast - New Zealand trends in property and construction. Prepared by NZIER exclusively for Rider Levett Bucknall.

  • The economic value of vocational education via ITPs

    16 September 2011

    A report to Metro ITPs.

  • Quality assurance for aquaculture reform : UAE valuation formula

    08 September 2011

    A report to the Ministry of Fisheries.

  • Forecast, issue 61, June 2011

    19 July 2011

    Forecast - New Zealand trends in property and construction. Prepared by NZIER exclusively for Rider Levett Bucknall.

  • Foreign direct investment - a focus on the evidence

    08 July 2011

    By Chris Nixon

    A report to Agmardt.

  • The economic impact of increased irrigation

    09 May 2011

    A dynamic Computable General Equilibrium analysis of increased irrigation in New Zealand. A report to the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.

  • Red Meat Sector Strategy Report

    06 May 2011

    NZIER used its dynamic computable general equilibrium (CGE) model to examine the potential impacts of a successful Red Meat Strategy on the New Zealand economy. We found that the on-farm and processing productivity improvements envisioned by the Strategy, as well as land use shifts and consumer preference changes in export markets, would lead to a GDP increase of 1.3% by 2025

  • Save now, prosper later

    06 May 2011

    A CGE investigation of increased rates of savings - additional scenarios. An NZIER report to the Savings Working Group, March 2011. The report is available from the Savings Working Group website. This report to the Savings Working Group follows on from preliminary analysis undertaken by NZIER in November 2010, see NZIER Viewpoint, Working Paper 2010/2.