NZIER Insight

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  • Is the sky falling? 

    Research, New Zealand Institute of Economic (New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, 2019-07-05)
    The NZIER has been collecting information about the confidence of New Zealand businesses since 1975. We publish the results in the NZIER Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion (QSBO). When we reported that business confidence had fallen dramatically in ...
  • Using big data and economics to understand and improve wellbeing 

    Torshizian, Eilya (New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, 2019-05-30)
    Wellbeing and data are increasingly at the heart of government policy-making. In this Insight, we show how data, when combined with the underlying economics, can be used to improve wellbeing outcomes for New Zealanders. As a case study, we investigate ...
  • Robbing Peter to pay Paul: Okun’s Law and labour market reform; Labour and outputs markets: two integrated systems connected through Okun’s Law 

    Research, New Zealand Institute of Economic (New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, 2019-05-15)
    Okun’s Law is a macro-economic empirical relationship between economic output and unemployment, answering Arthur Okun’s original 1962 question: “how much output can the economy produce under conditions of full employment”. Okun found a negative ...
  • Reflecting on what our housing conversations no longer say 

    Research, New Zealand Institute of Economic (New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, 2019-04-15)
    New Zealand’s housing conversation has always been a metaphor for different things. When our country was young, and our towns and cities were new, we used to talk about building communities and creating spaces for families. Housing was synonymous with ...

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