John Ballingall

Policy report

11 Sep 2017

Recommends a return to New Zealand’s long-cherished bipartisan trade policy that has been damaged in recent years’ debates over the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Research report

23 Feb 2017

This report provides an overview of the dairy sector’s contribution to the New Zealand economy.

Discussion paper

28 Nov 2016

NZIER was engaged by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to provide technical assistance to feed into New Zealand’s contribution to the APEC ‘Collective Strategic Study on Issues related to the Realisation of the Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific’. The...

Research report

3 Nov 2016

Summary : It looks more likely that Donald Trump could be elected as President of the United States. Predictions now give Trump a 20-30% chance of victory, though these numbers are changing daily and who knows what scandals might surface between now and polling...

Research report

16 Sep 2016

Local government regulatory activities have an important effect on local and regional economic growth and, ultimately, national economic growth and community wellbeing. This places a premium on local government organisations having high quality policy advice and decision-making processes in place. High quality policy advice, which...

Research report

26 Mar 2013

This report argues that the ageing New Zealand population will see fewer productive workers in proportion to the number of retirees which will drive up wages, and that firms need to prepare.

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Ageing will impact on firms’ costs of...

Research report

16 Nov 2012

This report aims to provide an independent view on options for New Zealand firms, business organisations and government to boost export growth.

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