Supply chain pressures, higher house prices and relatively full employment have driven annual inflation to 4.9 percent its highest level since 2008.

The latest government accounts are a reflection of our quick recovery from the first lockdown. But the current domestic and global situation casts a shadow.

A prominent UK economist has recently argued that the UK should cut the number of graduates in half. This article examines whether the same argument applies to NZ.

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Our latest mahi

Te Ōhanga Māori

We created an emissions profile for the Māori economy to understand vulnerabilities and opportunities for Māori in the transition to a low emissions economy.


We all pay for sexual violence, in this analysis we show what the economic cost of this is.

Our latest pro bono


A series that shares the common themes that were discussed at our green pro bono focus groups.


Our final article in our pro-bono series on kaupapa, accountability, and value takes a look back.