The New Zealand Economy: An Introduction

Author(s): Ralph Lattimore & Shamubeel Eaqub

New Zealand | Economics

In this successor to Dalziel and Lattimore's successful The New Zealand Macroeconomy, the authors provide a concise introduction to the contemporary New Zealand economy as we enter 'the Asian era'.
The authors interpret data on key economic indicators over time to make sense of the structure and performance of New Zealand's contemporary economy in a historical and global context. The New Zealand Economy covers major contemporary economic issues: globalisation and the rise of the Asian economies, the origins and consequences of the global financial crisis and current concerns about growth and productivity. Rich with local data and case studies, The New Zealand Economy is an ideal supplementary text for undergraduates and MBA students as well as a pocket primer for New Zealanders involved in business and policy. Graphs and tables in the book will be updated quarterly and posted on the internet. Also incudes appendices/case studies by Professors Gary Hawke and Philip McCann.

Product Information

Ralph Lattimore was professor of economics at the University of British Columbia and at Lincoln University before working for the NZ Institute for Economic Research and then the OECD.

Shamubeel Eaqub has been a private sector economist since 2001 in both New Zealand and Australia and is now the principal economist at the NZ Institute for Economic Research.

List of Tables

List of Graphs



1. Introduction to the New Zealand economy

2. New Zealand's long term economic performance

3. Global economic development

4. Industrial development and policy

5. Labour markets and policy

6. International trade and capital flows

7. Capital markets and monetary policy

8. Government sector and fiscal policy

9. Macroeconomic forecasting

Case Study 1: Technology in the New Zealand economy / Emeritus Professor Gary Hawke

Case Study 2: Cities and globalisation: is Auckland special? / Professor Philip McCann

Further resources



General Fields

  • : 9781869404895
  • : Auckland University Press
  • : Auckland University Press
  • : October 2011
  • : 210mm X 160mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 170
  • : illustrations
  • : Ralph Lattimore & Shamubeel Eaqub
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : very good