Foreign backpackers and campervanners are often looked down upon. They should be welcomed as future high value visitors and migrants.

Not all New Zealanders earn enough income to cover their everyday costs. Which groups do not have enough income? And what can be done to provide them with enough income?

New Zealand currently has free trade agreements in place with all the countries that are part of the RCEP.

BERL is the leading provider of a broad range of economic research, analysis, advice and consultancy for business enterprises, organisations, iwi, institutions, community groups, industry associations and public sector clients in New Zealand.

Our latest mahi

Te Ōhanga Māori

Māori horticulture is growing rapidly, with 300% growth in 12 years.


Assessing the existing and potential future economic roles and functions of the Hamilton-Waikato Metropolitan Area.

Our latest Foundation research


This green pro bono study asks what a low-emission, regenerative, distributive and resilient Aotearoa New Zealand looks like for communities.


Following on from our exploration of kaupapa-led organisations, we ask how accountability and trust contribute to social licence and organisational resilience.