It’s nearly election time and the rising cost of living is front and centre in the lead up to the big day.
Looking at the history of GDP as a measure for economic development, and the rise of well-being economics and alternative methods for measuring successful societies.
We take a look at the potential impacts of climate change on Aotearoa New Zealand, and provide an explainer on the economics of disasters and climate change.
In the final edition of the Birds Eye View for the year, we take a look at the evolution of the tourism industry through COVID.
While a recession is off the cards, for now, it may be too early to celebrate. A marked slowdown in 2023 is looking likely.
In this edition of the BEV, we shine a light on migration trends that have shaped our current population, and what the recent policy developments mean for the future.
In the Summer 2022 edition of the BEV, we take stock of the latest key economic indicators shaping our recovery from the pandemic, and what we can expect from Omicron.
In our Spring 2021 BEV we look for clues to the state of the economy in inflation, GDP, fiscal accounts, and unemployment data among others.
It was all going so well....
Recovery continues, but there are ongoing risks
An encouraging bounce back from the economic effects of COVID-19
The marathon rebuild continues. It's a good time to take stock and look at what the future might hold.
To date, the government policy response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been successful. This is more than welcome, but we now need to prepare for the marathon ahead.
Now that a pandemic has been declared, and market upheaval is upon us, the most valuable commodity required by all is a clear head.
Finally, the penny has dropped. Well, $12 billion actually. The BPS and HYEFU announced in December sign-posted a significant shift towards a more active government.
We’ve been braced for the onset of a recession for a while, but we’re not there yet. Good signs remain, although so do many bad and ugly ones.