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New Zealand Institute of Economic Research

The NZ Institute of Economic Research Inc (NZIER) is an economic research think-tank and independent economic consultancy. They pride themselves on addressing the tough problems facing business decision makers and policy makers. NZIER's core values of independence and promoting better outcomes for all New Zealanders are the driving force behind why they exist and how they work today. Better outcomes for all New Zealanders will be driven by productivity improvements. Productivity growth is the only way to permanently lift incomes and living standards in a world of constrained resources. The search for productivity growth underpins most business and policy decisions, and if we want to assess how effective these decisions have been over time, we have to be able to measure, monitor and analyse productivity.