Showing results 21 - 30 of 34 for occasionalpaper of type "Research report"
Examines concerns about the measurement of productivity, and the role of measurement error in the global productivity slowdown of recent decades. Finds that productivity measures are still useful.
PDF, 2.4MB, 59 pages
Summarises insights from recent research on New Zealand’s productivity performance using firm-level data.
PDF, 2MB, 28 pages
Understanding the relationship between competition and economic performance.
PDF, 945KB, 50 pages
A literature review on search and switching costs, including interventions used overseas to reduce search and switching costs.
PDF, 1.2MB, 76 pages
Examines the level of interest of firms in becoming internationally engaged, and how the barriers they perceive differ by their level of interest and experience. Also examines how firms' future entry propensity to engage internationally differs according to reported barriers, motivations and strategies
PDF, 3.5MB, 46 pages
The first empirical study of the degree of competition across industries in New Zealand using a profit elasticity measure and firm level data. Manufacturing industries are the most competitive in New Zealand.
PDF, 1MB, 41 pages
Summarises the core empirical evidence about the causes of economic growth, and why, over some periods of time, New Zealand has not kept pace with the income growth of similar economies.
PDF, 1.3MB, 75 pages
Examines the main findings of behavioural economics research that are relevant to disclosure in the financial sector and other sectors. Identifies key issues for the development of policy for financial product disclosure.
PDF, 347KB, 42 pages