The unemployment rate has been slowly decreasing recently. But, could it be that this decrease is just a front, covering for more negative changes in our labour market?

Government spending on superannuation and benefits is growing rapidly, but it is not something that can easily be controlled, except through unpalatable policy measures.

The RBNZ has a new remit to consider house prices, have they got enough tools to meet three antagonistic targets?

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.

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BERL research for APEC to inform and support statisticians, researchers and policy makers within the APEC region to understand and value Indigenous economies.

Te Ōhanga Māori

Te Ōhanga Māori 2018 paints a picture of the Māori economy in 2018, showing far-reaching business activities, a diverse asset base, and a growing skilled workforce.

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The final theme in our series looking at how purpose, accountability, trust, and value can be more explicitly communicated and understood.


By building kōrero and listening to the whakaaro of experts we intend to unpack challenges and highlight opportunities to address inequality.