Our aim is to be the premier centre of applied economic research in New Zealand. Established in 1958, the NZ Institute of Economic Research Inc (NZIER) is a non-profit incorporated society based in Wellington.
The NZIER team of economists is one of the largest in New Zealand outside of government. We offer a wide range of consulting services for clients in the public and private sectors. We have clients throughout New Zealand and Australia, as well as further afield.
We provide regular and comprehensive economic forecasts to our members. Members also benefit from our long-standing survey of business opinion and other member services.
We undertake independent economic research in the interests of the public good, and aim to encourage debate on economic issues affecting New Zealand.
As part of promoting and recognising excellence in economics of benefit to New Zealand, NZIER funds annual the NZIER Economics Award.
We are independent of government and any other organisation, and conduct our work on an impartial and non-ideological basis.