New Zealand


  • 11-October-2017

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    Adapting to the changing labour market in New Zealand

    Technological change is increasing the productivity of highly skilled workers but creating more challenging labour-market conditions for their low-skilled counterparts.

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  • 11-October-2017

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    Improving productivity in New Zealand's economy

    New Zealand ranks highly on most indicators of well-being, but incomes are below the OECD average due to low labour productivity.

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  • 27-June-2017

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    New Zealand has recently enjoyed strong economic growth, but housing and population ageing pose challenges

    New Zealand enjoyed strong economic growth during 2016, driven by high net inward migration, solid construction activity, booming tourism and supportive monetary policy, although in per capita terms growth has been more in line with that in other advanced economies.

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  • 27-June-2017

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    Lifting New Zealand’s game on productivity

    Productivity growth will be the main driver of global economic growth and prosperity over the coming decades. For New Zealand, this represents both a challenge and an opportunity, as NZ productivity is below that of leading OECD countries.

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  • 15-June-2017

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    Economic Survey of New Zealand 2017

    New Zealand has experienced robust economic growth since 2012, buoyed by record levels of inward migration and strong terms of trade. Employment has expanded vigorously, reversing much of the increase in unemployment since the onset of the global financial crisis.

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  • 14-June-2017

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    New Zealand: Boost productivity and adapt to the changing labour market

    The New Zealand economy continues enjoying a strong, broad-based expansion, driven by booming tourism, high net inward migration, solid construction activity and supportive monetary policy.

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  • 17-March-2017

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    Going for Growth 2017 - New Zealand

    This country note from Going for Growth 2017 for New Zealand identifies and assesses progress made on key reforms to boost long-term growth, improve competitiveness and productivity and create jobs.

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  • 21-August-2015

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    Making New Zealand’s economic growth more inclusive

    New Zealand generally performs well in terms of economic and social inclusion. It has high employment rates, and education and health-care systems work well for most.

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  • 22-July-2015

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    Sustaining the economic expansion in New Zealand

    Ensuring that permanent spending or tax cuts are implemented in a sustainable manner would encourage the strong fiscal position that New Zealand needs to meet potentially large macroeconomic shocks and long-run ageing-related costs.

  • 9-June-2015

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    New Zealand economy performing well, but sustaining high levels of growth and well-being will require further reforms

    The New Zealand economy has performed well in recent years, but bottlenecks in housing and urban infrastructure, inequalities in living standards and rising environmental pressures all pose challenges for sustaining robust growth and high levels of well-being over the long term, according to the OECD’s latest Economic Survey of New Zealand.

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