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.

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 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.

Articles and books published by staff of the Reserve Bank over the last 5 years.

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.