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8 Feb 2018

This report provides the New Zealand public with a broad overview of the current state of the national housing market and the housing system. This overview takes the form of a series of brief reviews of various housing outcomes and policy areas and backs these...

Working paper

18 Jul 2014

Fixation with home ownership causing economic and social despair

New Zealand’s crippling home affordability rates cannot be fixed by a single solution such as changing immigration policy or urban planning rules, or imposing a capital gains tax or lending ratios.

This is one...


24 Feb 2014

Headline exchange rate measures don’t capture New Zealand's burgeoning emerging market trade, particularly the China-driven export boom, argues this short paper.


People are worried about the damage the strengthening exchange rate might be doing to the export sector. It's only a...


9 Nov 2013

This paper provides a broad assessment of productivity issues facing the New Zealand construction sector.

Key points

The Building & Construction Productivity Partnership has asked NZIER for a broad assessment of productivity issues facing the New Zealand construction sector and testable hypotheses...



Inclusionary zoning (the rules that require affordable housing in new developments) raises fears of a negative impact on neighbouring properties.

We analysed detailed house price data from Queenstown for 2008-2016 and found no significant negative impact on house price changes. The difference in house...

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