NZIER Insight


  • Clear as mud? 

    Research, New Zealand Institute of Economic (New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, 2018-12-30)
    New Zealand’s freshwater resources are under pressure like never before. Public disputes over damming rivers for irrigation, the contamination of water supplies in Havelock North in 2015, and the media drumbeat on the deterioration of water quality and ...
  • Hiking prices and tourism funding: Are we on the right track? 

    Clough, Peter (New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, 2018-11-30)
    International tourism to New Zealand has grown rapidly in recent years, and in the long hot summer of 2017/18 it made headlines for the wrong reasons, with reports of crowds at the country’s beauty spots and freedom campers despoiling wild places. The ...
  • New government, new monetary policy framework 

    Leung, Christina; Gamperle, Dion (New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, 2017-11-15)
    The new Labour-New Zealand First coalition Government has indicated it would review the Reserve Bank Act, with consideration of “full employment” to be added to the central bank’s inflation target when setting monetary policy. Monetary policy has been ...
  • Making Early Intervention work: Can the new government improve on Social Investment with its focus on Early Intervention? 

    Hogan, Sarah (New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, 2017-10-30)
    It’s out with the old and in with the new. National’s Social Investment approach is being replaced with a focus on Early Intervention. But the new government’s focus should be on using evidence to support timely, if not always early, intervention. The ...

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