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17 Sep 2015
Auckland’s economic success important for New Zealand New Zealand’s economic future hinges, to a large extent, on Auckland’s economic success. For Auckland to reach its full potential it needs a highly skilled workforce who can confidently manage their own career pathways. The partners in...

Apr 2012
This paper examines the determinants of firms’ skill shortages, using a specially-designed survey, the Business Strategy and Skills (BSS) module of the Business Operations Survey. We combine the BSS module with additional data on firms in the Statistics New Zealand’s prototype Longitudinal Business Database (LBD). We focus on...

Oct 2012
This paper outlines the implications of adjusting productivity statistics for a variable rate of capacity utilisation of capital. Capacity utilisation data from the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research shows that capacity utilisation is not constant over time. Capacity utilisation adjustment leads to marginally lower...

May 2008
Demand for people in the workplace with advanced skills is increasing.  Having more people with advanced qualifications is one part of the solution. This report finds that the areas of study where there is high unmet demand for advanced qualifications include information technology, engineering, building and health.

Jun 2009
This is report is the last in a series of three reports looking at the supply of and demand for advanced trade, technical and professional qualifications.

Aug 2007
This research investigates the links between housing, work, infrastructure and regional development in the Western Bay of Plenty and Eastern Bay of Plenty sub-regions.

Apr 2014
New Zealand’s broad policy settings should generate GDP per capita 20% above the OECD average, but it is actually over 20% below average. Closing this gap would dramatically lift incomes and wellbeing for New Zealanders. The country has good resources – investment in physical capital and average years of...

Jul 2006
The Local Government Act 2002 requires all local authorities to facilitate a process, at least once every six years, to identify community outcomes. This identifies the social, economic, environmental and cultural outcomes that communities want for their future well-being. The Department of Internal Affairs...

Feb 2009
There are 85 local authorities in New Zealand that provide services to their communities. The majority of services are provided within the ‘core’ council structure. However, NZ local government legislation permits councils to establish ‘arms-length’ organisations to assist them in reaching council goals and...

Jul 2010
Job creation and destruction statistics at the aggregate level reflect the net result of the thousands of businesses in the New Zealand economy changing their specific employment levels from one reference period to the next. This can be due to many reasons, such as the growth or decline of markets, the introduction of new...

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