Research and Policy Publications
Page updated 18 Dec 2013
Introduction to the two series of research and policy publications currently published by the Treasury: Working Papers and Treasury Papers. Previous series include Policy Perspectives Papers and Productivity Papers.
The most recent papers published by the Treasury are 11 Working Papers published on 18 December 2013:
- Population Ageing and Productivity: Implications and Policy Options for New Zealand (WP 13/21)
- Can Automatic Tax Increases Pay for the Public Spending Effects of Population Ageing in New Zealand? (WP 13/22)
- Tales of Three Budgets: Changes in Long-term Fiscal Projections through the GFC and Beyond (WP 13/23)
- The Elasticity of Taxable Income, Welfare Changes and Optimal Tax Rates (WP 13/24)
- Intergenerational Contracts and Time Consistency: Implications for Policy Settings and Governance in the Social Welfare System (WP 13/25)
- How Does the Exchange Rate Affect the Real Economy? A Literature Survey (WP 13/26)
- Revenue-Maximising Elasticities of Taxable Income in Multi-Rate Income Tax Structures (WP 13/27)
- Retirement Income Policy and National Savings (WP 13/28)
- Estimating Firm-Level Effective Marginal Tax Rates and the User Cost of Capital in New Zealand (WP 13/29)
- Macroeconomic Policy in New Zealand: From the Great Inflation to the Global Financial Crisis (WP 13/30)
- Sources of International Investment Data in the Longitudinal Business Database (WP 13/31)
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Information About Each Series
Link to more detailed information about each series:
- Working Papers - Contain work in progress and research on a variety of economic, financial, trade and social issues.
- Treasury Papers - Occasional papers on topical issues that have usually been authored by the Treasury and express its views.
- Policy Perspectives Papers - Bring ideas, analysis and empirical research to bear on topical policy issues. They seek to share important insights from economic literature, international policy experience, and Treasury research in a manner that is accessible to non-specialist audiences. This series is discontinued.
- Productivity Papers - Treasury work on productivity performance and what matters for productivity. This series is discontinued.
Working Papers and Policy Perspectives Papers reflect the views of their authors, not the Treasury - see the Disclaimer for Working Papers and Policy Perspectives.
The Treasury's Publications Committee oversees the publication of research and policy publications,which includes coordinating the peer review of papers and other editorial matters.
Indexes to Research and Policy Publications
The Treasury has prepared indexes to make it easier for users of this web site to find research and policy publications published by the Treasury. These indexes only index Working Papers, Policy Perspectives Papers and Treasury Papers.
The four indexes to research and policy publications are:
- A - Z by Subject - Terms from the Subjects of New Zealand Thesaurus have been assigned by the Treasury to papers.
- A - Z by Author - Alphabetical index by author's family name.
- A - Z by Title
- A - Z by JEL Classification - Working Papers and Policy Perspectives Papers have been assigned terms by their authors from the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) classification system which is well known to economists and researchers.
Other types of publications published by the Treasury e.g. Economic and Fiscal Updates, Financial Statements and Treasury guidance and instructions are excluded from these indexes. See A - Z of Publications for a title index of these other publications.
- IDEAS - Database of working papers and research on economics provided by RePEc (Research Papers in Economics).
- Reserve Bank of New Zealand Discussion Papers
- Department of Labour Research Papers
- Ministry of Economic Development Occasional Papers