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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.

Wellington's public transport network is underperforming, with Metlink struggling to meet its targets for rail and bus punctuality and reliability.

This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is #EmbraceEquity. 

Contractionary monetary policy is not always a silver bullet to curb inflation during turbulent times.

With the 2023 Census about to take place in New Zealand, is it really needed, and what happens to my data?

The IPEF provides New Zealand with a broader engagement in decarbonisation, environmental, and digital standards, which could create new opportunities at home and abroad.

The labour market is beginning to loosen up as demand for new workers starts to dry up. However, for now, wages continue to rise at record pace.  

Annual inflation did not budge in December 2022. But it was below expectations, so how strongly will this impact the next OCR announcement?

The 2023 Budget Policy Statement makes the Government’s priority clear as it heads into the election year – reduce inflation. 

Monetary policy is a complex, yet blunt tool. Does a dual mandate simply further take away from monetary policy serving its primary purpose?

Treasury forecasts suggest no easing of pressures currently ravaging the economy. Key economic indicators point towards a tough couple of years ahead. 

Konrad and Hillmarè sit down for a chat about what 65 years in business looked like for BERL

For the September 2022 year, inflation in producers’ input and output prices have remained steady at record high levels. 

We look at data on business births and business turnover to uncover which industries have lowest barriers to entry.

For our 65th birthday, we look at how our exports have changed since 1957.

With seemingly no more room to grow, the labour market continues to surprise on the upside. 

In this article, we analyse the evidence for the claims made in the Housing Technical Working Group’s newest report.

Households continue to grapple with high inflation. And the newly released consumer price index suggests no easing of this challenge.

Have you ever wondered what your life would have looked like in another era? For migrant women, 1950s New Zealand would have been an incredibly inhospitable place.

Economic activity rebounds as services and exports perform strongly. We may have avoided a recession, but the outlook remains blurry.

In 1994, BERL published forecasts for GDP and employment growth over the five years between 1994 to 1999. How well did we do? 

Natural gas prices are rising rapidly in Europe, leading to rises in the prices of energy, steel, zinc, and fertiliser.

The Ministry of Education will replace the decile system with the new Equity Index. Will this new Equity Index lead to more equitable allocation of funding to schools?

While unemployment is low, wages are falling far behind inflation. This tight labour market is also a challenge for employers, as the brain drain continues.

Completely unrecognisable from the early 1900s, the rise of craft and low-alcohol beer as niche sub-sectors has significantly shifted New Zealand’s beer industry.

The social impacts of COVID-19 are evident in the latest wellbeing statistics.