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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.
Report

Living on the edge: an anatomy of New Zealand's frontier firms

This report explores the key characteristics of firms at New Zealand’s productivity frontier through the use of Stats NZ’s Longitudinal Business Database.
Working paper

Benchmarking New Zealand's frontier firms

This study compares the relative performance of New Zealand’s firms to those economies using novel cross-country microdata from CompNet. The authors present stylised facts for New Zealand relative to the economies of Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands and Sweden based on average productivity levels, as well...
Policy report

The productivity paradox: policy lessons from MICROPROD

The objective of MICROPROD, an EU-wide research project that runs until the end of 2021, is to understand what is driving the current productivity slowdown and what the potential consequences are for Europe's economic model and its citizens’ welfare. This report summarises the main, policy-relevant...
Report

The future of towns

This report explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the future of towns in the United Kingdom. The authors have developed a new typology of towns, and provide in-depth analysis of the challenges facing different town types.
Report

Building efficiency for jobs and growth

Around the world, there are many examples of governments using energy efficient building programs to support the bounce back from major economic crises.
Discussion paper

Gains for everyone

The global COVID-19 pandemic has caused a major social and economic shock to Aotearoa New Zealand. The paradigm-shifting nature of this truly global event also presents a unique opportunity to create a more equitable economic model, crafting a post-pandemic Aotearoa New Zealand characterised by more-inclusive...