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're looking for focus group participants in Auckland and Wellington for research on the consumer credit sector for the Commerce Commission.

People

A kōrero at Rau Tipu  Rau Ora Summit in Tairāwhiti urged us to view “the economy” through the lens of kaitiaki of taonga, not consumer of resources.

Development

An evaluation of the current state of the New Zealand waste stream, and the potential effects of introducing a large waste to energy plant.

People

How do organisations communicate their kaupapa or purpose, how do they demonstrate their accountability, and in what ways do they measure value?

Development

Frozen French fries from northern Europe are being dumped on the New Zealand market. They might be cheap, but this will harm the public interest.

Te Ōhanga Māori

Mā te titiro whakamuri ka kite a mua
Our future is revealed by looking back to our past.

People

Greater Wellington will not avoid the economic shock of COVID-19 over the next couple of years, followed by slow growth until 2030.

Te Ōhanga Māori

BERL has partnered with the Reserve Bank of New Zealand to update the Māori economy 2013 report.

Te Ōhanga Māori

COVID-19 has and will continue to have an unprecedented impact on the world, Aotearoa and the Māori economy.

Te Ōhanga Māori

A generation of Māori will be disrupted by the fallout of COVID-19. Māori were impacted by every previous economic shock, and this time will be no different.

Development

BERL stands by the findings of our feasibility study.

Development

Shifting logs from road to rail found reductions in costs to the environment, the forests and the communities of about one half.

Development

Economics should not be seen as finance and business - but could it be seen as kaitiakitanga o taonga?

Development

Discussion on freshwater uses that could reasonably incur a resource rental, reflecting a value that is economically justified.

Development

Should we charge for freshwater? If so what are the necessary conditions to be able to charge for it?

Development

New Zealand freshwater withdrawals increased dramatically between 1980 and 2010, how and why?

Development

A study undertaken by BERL - is it feasible to reinstate the mothballed rail line between Gisborne and Wairoa?

People

BERL and the Helen Clark Foundation are excited to announce our partnership with the launch of a think-piece.

People

The cross Tasman pay gap for Medical Specialists has grown much wider, with pay in New Zealand now significantly less

Development

Part two in our series on freshwater asks what is our annual freshwater quota in the global context?

Development

Excluded from the One Billion Trees programme, Konrad demonstrates the wellbeing and economic benefits of growing nut trees.

Development

Part one in a series asks if business should have the same rights to access water as individuals.  Who gets the benefits?

Te Ōhanga Māori

Part four of a series on our research into the future of the Māori workforce: Exploring the current situation

People

Business and Economic Research Limited (BERL) has appointed Hillmaré Schulze to the position of Chief Economist.

Te Ōhanga Māori

Part two of a series on our research into the future of the Māori workforce: Writing the future work narrative

Te Ōhanga Māori

Part three of a series on our research into the future of the Māori workforce: Exploring the forces that have shaped and influenced

Te Ōhanga Māori

Part one of a series on our research into the future of the Māori workforce: Preparing our future Māori workforce

Development

BERL undertook research for BRANZ on financial incentives to design and build high performance homes.

People

Observations from Robin Hapi, Chair of Business and Economic Research Limited (BERL) Wānanga 2019.

People

Our annual Wānanga held on 5 September with over 40 guests in attendance. The kaupapa was value or values, money or mana.

People

BERL Wānanga are designed for korero to confront and challenge the ‘business-as-usual’ mindset.

Te Ōhanga Māori

The Māori economy has been established in Aotearoa for several centuries. The past 15 years has seen significant change.

Te Ōhanga Māori

The Interim Climate Change Commission (ICCC) has released a suite of reports, including research from BERL.

People

NZ has over 25,000 unwanted alarms every year, Fire and Emergency New Zealand asked BERL how much is it costing us?

People

The future of work is in our hands and will largely depend on the policy decisions we make as a country.

People

As an emerging and important type of entrepreneurship, what is the economic contribution of social enterprises?

People

Social entrepreneurs fit neatly into how economics understands the concept of the entrepreneur.

Development

How the size and composition of the international visitor market changed between 2008 and 2018.

Development

Will the introduction of synthetic foods destroy New Zealand’s agriculture sector, or provide it with new opportunities?

People

The application of economics has left us with severe costs and embedded poverty in otherwise prosperous countries.

People

Significant shifts are coming for the future of work - safe middle class jobs might not exist in the near future.

People

When wellbeing makes it to Davos and to the Financial Times, you know it is not going to go away.

Development

An introduction to the Summer 2018/2019 BERL Birds Eye View, where we discuss important topics for the year to come.

People

The entrepreneur is at the centre of economic progress and wellbeing, so who are these important economic agents?

Development

It has now been 10 years since the 2008 Global Financial Crisis (GFC) and an excellent time to review New Zealand's progress.

Development

BERL is actively exploring the impact of alternative foods on our economy and the possible threats and opportunities.

People

The days of mainly fiscal-only Budgets are over. New Zealand is entering into an exciting era embracing new measures of success.

Development

BERL, the University of Auckland and Beca assessed the future skills required for road land transport in New Zealand in 2035.

People

Neo-liberal economics is dead – so let’s take this opportunity to set a platform for a high wage economy.

Development

BERL's research shows New Zealand's commercial fishing industry is worth $4.18 billion to the country each year.