Research programme

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.

This report on the Maori economy was produced by BERL in 2020. It expands on their 2013 report, providing a rich description of the many roles Māori play in the economy of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Meet some of the people who write many of the publications we produce.
The Reserve Bank welcomes applications by academic researchers to visit the Bank.

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 Bulletin canvasses a wide range of issues related to central banking, the financial system and the New Zealand economy.

This section provides miscellaneous research conducted by staff and visitors not published as part of the Discussion Papers, Bulletin articles or Analytical Notes series.

Periodically the Reserve Bank's functions, models or processes are subject to external scrutiny and review. This page provides links to reviews of the Bank's models. Reviews of the Bank's policy frameworks, and the Bank's submissions and supporting documents, can be found under Monetary Policy.

Our staff regularly publish their work in domestic and international peer-reviewed journals, books, and conference volumes. This page summarises the external publications based on research partially or fully conducted at the Bank, including work that has previously been published as Discussion Papers and Analytical Notes.

The Research Paper series has been discontinued. These papers date from 1971 to 2000. More recent research and analysis is released via Discussion Papers and Analytical Notes.