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Research and Policy Publications

Page updated 16 Sep 2015

Introduction to the three series of research and policy publications currently published by the Treasury: Working Papers, Analytical Papers and Treasury Papers. Discontinued series include Policy Perspectives Papers and Productivity Papers.

The most recent papers published by the Treasury are:

The Treasury offers an email alert service for notification of its newly published research and policy publications.

Information About Each Series

Link to more detailed information about each series:

  • Current series:
    • Working Papers - Peer reviewed papers presenting individual authors' work in progress and research on a variety of economic, financial, trade and social issues.
    • Analytical Papers - Analysis of data and research on a variety of social and economic issues that has been commissioned from internal or external authors by the Treasury to inform policy advice.
    • Treasury Papers - Occasional papers on topical issues that have usually been authored by the Treasury and express its views.
  • Discontinued series:
    • Policy Perspectives Papers - Papers bringing ideas, analysis and empirical research to bear on topical policy issues, presenting insights from economic literature, international policy experience, and Treasury research in a manner that is accessible to non-specialist audiences.
    • Productivity Papers - A series presenting Treasury work on productivity performance and what matters for productivity.

Working Papers, Analytical Papers and Policy Perspectives Papers reflect the views of their authors, not the Treasury. See the Disclaimer for These Series.

The Treasury's Publications Committee oversees the publication of Working Papers, which includes coordinating the peer review of papers and other editorial matters.

Publication of Analytical Papers and Treasury Papers is overseen by the manager of the team producing the paper and a Deputy Secretary of the Treasury.

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, Analytical 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, Analytical 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.

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