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Ruyi Jia

Dr Milad Maralani

Eilya Torshizian

Prof. Robert MacCulloch

Phil Donovan

Alina Fehling

Eugene Isack

Eilya Torshizian | Eugene Isack | Alina Fehling |

Drivers of House Price Growth

Despite being one of the national priorities, there are still large gaps and no consensus from the literature on what drives house price growth and the interaction between major drivers...

Eilya Torshizian

Emission Reduction Initiatives

As part of global efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C, most countries, including New Zealand, have ambitious climate emission reduction targets. In New Zealand, the Climate Change Response Act (2002)...

Cost of delays in decisions

Eilya Torshizian | Alina Fehling | Eugene Isack |

Great decisions are timely: Benefits from more efficient infrastructure investment decision-making

Aotearoa New Zealand suffers from an infrastructure deficit. Without the key infrastructure needed now for our economy to thrive, we deprive future generations from significant economic prosperity. While transformational infrastructure...

CBA transport equity

Eilya Torshizian | Eugene Isack | Alina Fehling |

Incorporating distributional impacts (equity) into the CBA framework

Transportation decisions can have large and varied impacts on travellers and their communities. It’s important to measure these effects and consider their impact on various groups when planning projects. Waka...

Climate change uncertainty

Eilya Torshizian | Eugene Isack | Alina Fehling |

Climate change adaptation and investment decision making

Avoid costly delays in decision-making. For deep uncertainty, plan ahead, start small, and keep monitoring. Climate is beginning to exacerbate extreme “one-in-100-year” events. Our knowledge of the likelihood of these...

Resource Management act reform

Eilya Torshizian

Reforms to the resource management system

Our report examines the expected costs and benefits of the reforms. Changes are currently articulated mainly as broad principles and high-level descriptions of the institutional arrangements. Much of the detail...