In our September 2020 newsletter, the Infometrics team examines how the economy continues to evolve, and what will drive change. Senior Economist Brad Olsen leads with an analysis of regional economic diversity, and why the COVID-19 pandemic might be the end of some Think Big projects.
Economist Paul Barkle dissects changing migration patterns and how this area will influence New Zealand’s labour market and our skills needs. Economist Andrew Beattie digs into new Zealand’s trading outcomes, finding some sweetness among the figures which are supporting the economy.
Chief Economist Adolf Stoombergen looks at the idea of pizza in schools as a policy development worth exploring, and how examples like this highlight the importance of proper policy analysis.
Finally, Brad rounds out the newsletter with a Chart of the Month showing that renters are likely to be hit more immediately by job losses from the COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn.