Research and Policy Publications
Page updated 18 Nov 2014
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 five Working Papers published on 18 November 2014:
- Examining the elasticity of New Zealand's current account to the real exchange rate (WP14/12)
- The role of value judgements in measuring inequality (WP14/13)
- Pensions, savings and housing: a life-cycle framework with policy simulations (WP14/14)
- Income mobility in New Zealand (WP14/15)
- Earnings and employment in foreign-owned firms (WP14/16)
- Options to narrow New Zealand’s saving–investment imbalance(WP14/17)
- Working for Families changes: the effect on labour supply in New Zealand (WP14/18)
- Determinants of the New Zealand yield curve: domestic vs. international influences (WP14/19)
- Interpreting inequality measures and changes in inequality (WP14/20)
- The effect of public pensions on household saving: evidence from a New Zealand natural experiment (WP14/21)
- KiwiSaver and the accumulation of net wealth (WP14/22)
- Intergenerational developments in household saving behaviour (WP14/23)
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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