Research and publications

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand produces a variety of publications and research dealing with monetary policy, financial stability, and related economic and financial issues.

Key publications

These reports and publications cover areas of interest such as monetary policy, financial stability and bank operations.

The Bank gives more than 120 presentations to business groups and organisations throughout the year. Speaking events are usually hosted by other organisations, and are often invitation-only or closed to the public. Most of these speaking events are off-the-record and focus on recently published information. They are not announced or listed below.

The Reserve Bank will advise of upcoming on-the-record speeches where possible. If you would like to know what public speeches are coming up – check the upcoming speeches information below, or sign up to be sent speech advisory email alerts. As the content is often topical, alerts are likely to be received near the delivery date.

View the Reserve Bank’s latest news conferences, educational videos, speeches and lectures. Older videos are available on the Reserve Bank’s YouTube channel.

Reserve Bank staff carry out long-term research into issues relevant to monetary and prudential policies and macroeconomic dynamics.

Papers are published as

The Bank also organises conferences and workshops, hosts a number of invited academic scholars and sponsors a professorial fellowship at Victoria University of Wellington.

The Reserve Bank Bulletin canvasses a wide range of issues related to central banking, the financial system and the New Zealand economy. The Bulletin is published online typically on the last week of each month, although there will not necessarily be an article every month.

The Bank has released a number of publications that outline the work of the Bank in a short and accessible format for the general public.

Reserve Bank discussion papers present the detailed scholarly research of staff economists and visiting scholars. The papers are published throughout the year, mainly for academic and professional economists.

The Analytical Notes series encompasses a range of background papers prepared by Reserve Bank staff.
The Reserve Bank regularly hosts seminars and workshops in order to foster debate on monetary and financial-system policy and monetary, and financial economics more generally.
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