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Media StatementTreasury Releases September Working Papers

30 September 2004

The Treasury today released 13 working papers in the September instalment of its Working Papers series.

Topics covered by this quarter's set of papers include:

  • estimating a NAIRU (non-increasing inflation rate of unemployment) in New Zealand (Paper 04/10)
  • comparing firm dynamics and business demography in New Zealand with other OECD countries (Paper 04/11)
  • retirement savings and the question of whether New Zealanders are preparing adequately for their retirement (Paper 04/12)
  • the size and structure of New Zealand's diaspora and the overseas population in New Zealand (Paper 04/13)
  • assessing the impacts of population aging on past and future health expenditure in New Zealand (Paper 04/14)
  • further integrating Managing for Outcomes into New Zealand's public management system (Paper 04/15)
  • a review of how skills and knowledge contribute to firm productivity (Paper 04/16)
  • the links between financial systems and economic growth and the policy implications for New Zealand (Paper 04/17)
  • the impact that migration to New Zealand has had on outward and inward trade flows (Paper 04/18)
  • how institutions such as property rights, the labour market, and financial markets impact on growth via human capital (Paper 04/19)
  • how New Zealand household incomes fared over a decade of economic and social change (Paper 04/20)
  • techniques for measuring inequality and poverty (Paper 04/21)
  • retirement incomes of women in New Zealand (Paper 04/22).

Abstracts and the full papers can all be found at [http://www.treasury.govt.nz/publications/research-policy/.]

The Treasury Working Papers series contains work in progress on a variety of economic and financial issues. The series aims to help to increase understanding of Treasury and its work, make this work available to a larger audience and to generate more informed debate on key issues. The series has been running since 1998.

The views expressed in the Working Papers are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of the New Zealand Treasury. The papers are presented not as policy, but with a view to inform and stimulate wider debate.

ENDS

Contact for More Information

Justin Brownlie 
Tel: +64 4 471 5268
Email: justin.brownlie@treasury.govt.nz
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