Publications

Drinking water – cost benefit analysis

This cost benefit analysis seeks to understand the costs and benefits of requiring drinking water supplies serving different sized populations to meet all or part of the New Zealand drinking water Standards 2005, revised 2008.

Read more

Practice Nurse Cost Benefit Analysis: Report to the Ministry of Health

Develop a financial model that demonstrates the financial costs and benefits to general practitioners of using practice nurses. This study uses the results of a literature review and data from nine NZ primary care practices, including GP and nurse diaries recording details of more than 2,000 consultations, to develop a model estimating the financial impact

Read more

Review of the Human Therapeutics industry’s Economic Value to New Zealand: Report to Research, Science and Technology and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

Sapere research group (LECG Asia Pacific) was asked to identify the contribution that the human therapeutics discovery industry (the industry) brings to New Zealand. FRST and NZTE asked us to calculate the industry contribution to GDP and employment. We were asked to consider better ways for the agencies involved to invest for the benefit of

Read more

Evaluation of 13 Diagnostic Pilots: Report to The Ministry of Health

Between May 2008 and January 2009, the Ministry of Health Elective Services programme funded 14 diagnostic pilots at 10 District Health Boards around New Zealand. The Ministry of Health published a document that briefly summarises each of the pilots, ‘A summary of the Improving Patient Pathways – Diagnostic Pilots.’ Sapere Research Group (LECG Asia Pacific)

Read more

Data Driven Decision making in New Zealand 29-04-2015

This report estimates the value for the economy of using data to make decisions, as opposed to other methods of making decision, like relying on hunches. We estimate that New Zealand shared $2.4 billion of value by using data to make smarter decisions and to develop new products and services. There are opportunities to roughly

Read more

Capital market integration: A review of the issues and an assessment of New Zealand’s position

A report prepared for the Ministry of Economic Development and the Capital Market Development Taskforce. In integrated capital markets assets are priced according to a common set of risks. By contrast prices reflect country‐specific factors in segmented markets. Capital market integration offers the possibility of better capital allocation and greater economic growth improved country risk‐sharing

Read more

On Ya Bike? A Review of the Christchurch Cycleway Network Business Case

Transport consulting firm QTP Ltd has estimated that the proposed Christchurch cycleway network provides $8 of economic benefits for every dollar invested. However, much of this is based on faulty economic analysis and the true picture is much less rosy. Every Christchurch household is faced with an average bill of at least $1100 in present

Read more

The impact of deposit insurance on depositor behavior during a crisis: A conjoint analysis approach

We investigate the effectiveness of initiating deposit insurance at the outset of a banking crisis. Using a conjoint analysis approach that allows us to consider the simultaneous impact of multiple deposit insurance attributes and various counterfactuals, we ask a multinational sample of respondents how they would view hypothetical account profiles following the failure of a

Read more

Do better informed investors always do better? A buyback puzzle

We explore the value of private investment information using data from a singular source: auctions of yearling racehorses. Horse breeders possess superior information about their own horses and have strong financial incentives to buy the best of these back at auction. However, those they repurchase subsequently perform significantly worse on average, earning 30% less at

Read more

Filter publications by: