Report

Markets are moving: the economic costs of Australia's climate inaction

This report looks at the economic impact that carbon border tariffs could have on Australia’s economy if appropriate measures are not taken to act on climate change now, in line with other key trading allies.
Working paper

Do workers share in firm success?

This document reports on the extent to which firm financial performance is passed on to workers in the form of higher wages and the degree to which this pass-through has changed over the period 2002-2018.
Briefing paper

The tale of Goldilocks and the three fears (about the minimum wage)

This article recommends that the New Zealand Government commission impartial research on a series of issues that continue to be raised in discussions of the minimum wage in New Zealand. The purpose of this research is to build an agreed fact base upon which debate...
Report

Illusions of history: how misunderstanding the past jeopardises our future

The author of this report argues that the New Zealand Government risks misreading two episodes in New Zealand’s economic history, which may have consequences for current economic policy and outcomes
Strategy

International standards: targeted regulatory review – regulatory roadmap

Examining strategic opportunities to incorporate international standards into regulation and to demonstrate leadership in standards development, this regulatory roadmap lays out plans to advance regulatory modernisation in support of economic growth and innovation in Canada.
Working paper

Immigration, productivity and wellbeing

This document presents the key issues concerning New Zealand's immigration system. It is a guide for those wishing to engage with and/or provide feedback to the Commission.
Discussion paper

New Zealand’s place in the world

This discussion paper highlights how some of the long-standing memes, which have dominated the local discourse no longer apply in a post-COVID world. In particular, New Zealand’s openness to external trade and foreign investment, and the role of migration in driving population growth have all...
Strategy

Digital economy strategy 2030

The digital economy is key to securing Australia's economic future and recovery from COVID-19. This strategy targets investments that will hopefully underpin improvements in jobs and productivity, and make Australia’s economy more resilient.
Report

Focused innovation policy: lessons from international experience

This report explores the international evidence and experience that may help New Zealand maximise the economic contribution of their frontier firms.
Report

Our land 2021

This report provides the most up-to-date estimates of New Zealand’s land cover and associated land use and changes.