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  • 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.

  • Forecast, issue 60, March 2011

    14 April 2011

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

  • Additional Waitemata Harbour Crossing - preliminary business case report

    30 March 2011

    By John Yeabsley and Peter Clough

    The government’s National Infrastructure Plan highlights an additional Waitemata Harbour Crossing (AWHC) as an important priority to support the growth of Auckland. The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) commissioned a study to provide information and analysis to assist all stakeholders to form opinions and consider options: bridge or tunnel; timing; and funding. NZIER worked on this study with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Beca, AECOM, and SKM (who undertook the transport modelling and the ‘conventional’ economic appraisal). Our role was to evaluate the full spectrum of national, regional and local economic benefits from the AWHC.

  • Forecast, issue 59 January 2011

    04 February 2011

    Forecast, issue 59 January 2011

  • Dairy's role in sustaining New Zealand

    08 December 2010

    By Chris Nixon

    A report to Fonterra and Dairy NZ, that examines the sector's contribution to the economy.

  • Regulatory options for milk - full report

    23 November 2010

    Regulatory options for milk - full report

  • Regulatory options for milk : summary report

    18 November 2010

    Link to report on Fonterra's website.

  • Aged residential care service review

    16 November 2010

    NZIER modelled the facilities and labour supply requirements for aged residential care between 2010 and 2026. This work was part of a wider review project for the DHBs and Aged Care Association.

  • A comparison of New Zealand's trade agreements in SE Asia

    18 October 2010

    Key considerations for New Zealand's exporters. A report for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, August 2010.

  • Economic value of university investment

    15 October 2010

    The NZIER report, entitled The Economic Value of University Investment, shows that additional investment in New Zealand's universities would provide a permanent increase to GDP. 

  • Freight futures : long term sea freight scenarios

    15 October 2010

    Freight futures : long term sea freight scenarios