Kiwi Economics

Kiwibank economists Jarrod Kerr, Jeremy Couchman and Mary Jo Vergara contribute regular articles to provide topical and unique insights into the New Zealand economy.  If you’re interested in receiving our economic updates delivered straight to your inbox, simply click here to sign up. Or follow us on Twitter: @kiwieconomics

Financially stable and wary of house prices.


Our Take on the RBNZ's November 2020 Financial Stability Report

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FLPing property just got cheaper


Our Take on the RBNZ's November 2020 Monetary Policy Statement 

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Jobs are being lost and women are leaving. Recessions are never fair, or equitable.

Weaker inflation now, points to even weaker inflation next year.

NZ business picks up the pieces left by covid and gets on with the recovery


Our take on NZIER's quarterly business confidence survey for the September 2020 quarter.

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Kiwibank Household Spending Tracker: September Quarter, 2020. Living with alert levels

The RBNZ left policy sharply unchanged, but talked of unpacking packaged deals.

The recession we had to have, was bad. The recovery we want to have, needs fuel.

Taking a look at the Government’s books.

RBNZ well Orr-ganised in ‘active preparation’.


Our Take on the RBNZ'S August 2020 Monetary Policy Statement

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