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  • Forecast 68 - Second quarter 2013

    17 April 2013

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

  • East Coast oil and gas development study

    08 March 2013

    As part of the East Coast oil and gas development study, NZIER was commissioned by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment to do an economic study of the national and regional impacts of the potential development scenarios.

  • Transmission pricing methodology 2012

    06 March 2013

    The Electricity Authority has proposed changes to how transmission services are priced which link transmission pricing to New Zealand's world leading wholesale electricity market. On first read the proposal looks attractive and appears to have material benefits for New Zealand. But can the Authority's approach work? Do the benefits make sense and can they be realised over time?

  • Lessons from the recession: Findings from the MYOB Business Monitor

    13 February 2013

    The New Zealand economy is recovering gradually from a long recession. 2013 will be another challenging year, but better than 2012. A report by NZIER for MYOB.

  • Forecast 67 - First quarter 2013

    22 January 2013

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

  • RIN statement no. 2: Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership

    26 November 2012

    By Gary Hawke

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

  • Tourism forecasts 2012-2018

    19 November 2012

    Tourism is one of New Zealand's largest income earners. In the second half of 2012, NZIER were contracted by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment to produce model-based tourism forecasts and a report that shows the key economic drivers of the forecasts across 2012-18.

  • Lifting export performance : actions to drive growth in exports

    16 November 2012

    ExportNZ commissioned NZIER to provide an independent view on options for New Zealand firms, business organisations and government to boost export growth. While ExportNZ posed the question, the views contained in this report are those of NZIER. This report was prepared at NZIER by John Stephenson and John Ballingall.

  • Business, biodiversity and ecosystem services

    02 November 2012

    Policy priorities for engaging business to improve the health of ecosystems and conserve biodiversity. A paper prepared for the 28th Round Table on Sustainable Development, held at the Ista Hyderabad Hotel, 16 October 2012.

  • Effect of quakes on Auckland economy

    23 October 2012

    An opinion piece by Shamubeel Eaqub, Principal Economist at NZIER in Auckland Council's, Auckland Economic Quarterly - October 2012.

  • 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.