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The universities’ recent responses to emerging challenges appear fragmented and shortsighted. So, how did we get here?

The new government has begun disestablishing Te Pūkenga, bringing a halt to all recruitment, as part of its 100-day plan. 

A large energy transition is required, and underway, in New Zealand. But an underlying concern in this transition is ensuring opportunity for all consumer groups.

The CPI trends downward, but is it telling the whole story?

Our new government has set a priority to target free trade agreements, particularly with India. It may boost resilience but will compromises need to be made? 

Could tripartite consensus and open dialogue be fostered to encourage long-term economic planning over short-termism?

Overall population growth driven by net migration, while Māori population retains youthful age profile, impacting demographic landscape.

Nobel Laureate in the Economic Sciences awarded to Professor, Claudia Goldin, for having advanced our understanding of women’s labour market outcomes.

This week, the New Zealand Treasury opened its books, showing optimistic forecasts for economic growth, inflation, and employment.

Opportunities to create regional clusters, and boost existing ones as eight industry transformation plans are implemented.

The residential construction industry is on a downward trajectory, but how deep and how long this bust cycle will be is not clear.

Even before the January flooding and February’s Cyclone Gabrielle, climate change had begun to influence the future of work landscape in New Zealand.

New Zealand’s sustainable and inclusive trade commitments are not new, but recent declarations have strengthened these commitments with some key trading partners.

What are the implications of an increasingly ageing workforce, and how can we be prepared?

Aotearoa New Zealand’s forests and waters are home to irreplaceable biodiversity. A credit system could connect funding with programmes that make a difference.

This is a different type of FTA. A breach of climate change and gender equality commitments could result in trade sanctions under the NZ-EU FTA.

The University of Glasgow’s Adam Smith Tercentenary Week reflected on the life and legacy of one of its most famous alumni and faculty.

New Zealand exporters may encounter difficulties with overlapping free trade agreements and varying rules of origin, creating a “spaghetti bowl effect.”

The Emissions Trading Scheme is undergoing a landmark review. Forestry will play a crucial role, but there is tension between reducing and sequestering emissions.

Migration and international travel are recovering. But the shifted dynamics, and the balance between long-term departures and arrivals, pose a challenge.

RBNZ’s intention to create a recession appears thwarted, according to Budget Economic and Fiscal Update forecasts.

Budget 2023, shaped by competing dynamics, lived up to its name – the “no frills” budget. It also revealed that we are playing catch-up with our largest neighbour.

Has the labour market peaked? The trend of low unemployment and high wage growth continues, but that is expected to change sooner rather than later.

New Zealand lags behind OECD countries in terms of R&D expenditure, but is edging closer to the Government's target of R&D expenditure equal to two percent of GDP

It looks like the worst of inflation may be behind us. The labour market is showing early signs of cooling down, oil prices have fallen, and OCR hikes seem to be working.

The impacts of climate change will be costly

New occupations are emerging at a fast pace. The tools we use to capture this information should reflect the reality of our changing economy.

We look at the current state of child poverty in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Kiwi firms report shrinking profit margins, more regular price changes, and a reduction in online sales.

The New Zealand economy contracted late in 2022 indicating that the recession, which has largely been engineered, may have started nearly six months ago.