Diversifying the primary sector’s core crops with high-value crops like saffron would add resilience to New Zealand’s economy.

Unemployment is forecast to increase. The Government, however, has a goal of shifting a significant number of people off the Jobseeker Support benefit.

Tax cuts provide short-term relief, but if we are to become more prosperous and improve living standards, long-term productivity improvements are essential.

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


A review of retirement village regulations and operating models across the globe, including Australia, the UK, the USA, Canada, Germany, and India.


A report for the Consumer Advocacy Council addresses the role of the Electricity Authority in setting prices, and discusses how new technology could reduce costs.

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.