BERL’s research helps business and communities understand and respond to challenges. We collect evidence and apply sound economics with a broad perspective. Our work spans the following three kete.
People

People

Assessing demographic and community challenges, including employment, education, training.

Te Ōhanga Māori

Te Ōhanga Māori

Mahi for and with Māori entities and businesses, and iwi, hapū and whānau trusts.

Development

Development

Devising, refining, and implementing regional and local economic development.

Development

We conducted a review of the Treasury’s Business Finance Guarantee Scheme concluding that the programme supported small-medium enterprises to borrow during COVID-19

People

BERL research has revealed that museums and galleries play a critical, but often overlooked, role in conserving cultural capital in Aotearoa

People

Migrants most at risk of exploitation lack knowledge of their employment rights – making this information more accessible is crucial.

Development

An ambitious move to lower emissions from new houses and offices could contribute $147 billion to GDP, and support 46,000 additional full-time jobs per year.

People

Reflections on the developing post-COVID economy, Ukraine, what it means for local communities, and other aspects of the economic backdrop over the medium-term.

People

Many homes in New Zealand are not providing adequate protection from winter conditions.

Development

The funding has made a transformative contribution to the region.

Te Ōhanga Māori

As we look to the future of work there is a need for agility, adaptability and shifting mindsets if we are to build sustainable and resilient career paths.

People

Demand for aged residential care is forecast to increase by an estimated 15,000 beds by 2030 but an unsustainable funding model is threatening fair access to care.

People

New research into the migrant pay gap in New Zealand has revealed concerning inequities between migrants from different countries of birth.

People

BERL completed a SROI evaluation of Whiria te Muka, an innovative programme to reduce whānau harm in Northland.

Te Ōhanga Māori

The Tāmaki Makaurau Māori economy is diverse and growing rapidly.

Development

What happens in the economy if there is a boost to productivity growth?

People

BERL research for APEC to understand the economic impact of the pandemic on Indigenous Peoples to support an inclusive recovery.