Connecting with our clients
After hearing from our clients about the value of our webinars during Alert Levels 4 and 3 earlier this year, Infometrics will continue to provide our clients and the public with updates and analysis on a regular basis. Economic briefings will be in the form of webinars hosted by senior economists and will focus on a general update of how the economy is changing alongside analysis of topical issues.
Latest Webinar – available to clients
Our live Monthly Economic Webinars are available to Infometrics clients only, and a recording will be placed in our Client Portal. Recordings will be made available to the public one month later (on this page).
Please note that, as economists, we focus on examining economic trends and the economic effects of policies.
Monthly Economic Webinars
November Webinar – NZ trade activity – available at the end of December
October Webinar – NZ’s economic performance – available at the end of November
September Webinar – Labour market dynamics
In our September Monthly Economic Webinar, Infometrics Senior Economist Rob Heyes and Economist Paul Barkle focus on the unfolding labour market dynamics of the COVID-19 economic downturn. They examine how businesses’ response to the economic downturn is affecting the workforce, the uneven distribution of job losses, and how people’s attachment to the labour market is changing.
Tuesday 22 September 2020 (Labour market dynamics)
Previous Webinar Recordings
August Webinar – Tourism in New Zealand
In our August Monthly Economic Webinar, Infometrics Senior Economists Rob Heyes and Nick Brunsdon discuss New Zealand’s tourism sector, what’s transpired in recent months, and what the future might hold for the sector.
Tuesday, 24 August 2020 (Tourism in New Zealand)
July Webinar – Forecast discussion
Infometrics Chief Forecaster Gareth Kiernan, Senior Economist Brad Olsen, and Economist Andrew Beattie discuss the latest Infometrics forecasts, pointing out that the economic headwinds that New Zealand will encounter are still building. Some of the fundamental drivers of activity won’t remain as strong as they currently are, with the end of the wage subsidy, and September’s election, likely a turning point for New Zealand’s economic fortunes. They highlight our expectations for the economy over the next five years, alongside some of the key drivers of activity, and a brief examination of the building and transport sectors.
Tuesday, 28 July 2020 (Forecast discussion)
June Webinar – Economic Recovery
In our first Monthly Economic Webinar – 23 June 2020, Infometrics Senior Economists Brad Olsen and Rob Heyes detail how well the New Zealand economy is performing at Level 1 and what we expect to encounter over the next few months.
Rob and Brad also outline their current thinking about how the economic recovery will play out, and how well the tertiary education system is positioned to support that recovery. As always, there is question time at the end.
Tuesday, 23 June 2020 (Economic Recovery)
Friday, 15 May 2020 (Budget Review)
In this webinar, Infometrics Senior Economist Brad Olsen breaks down the 2020 Budget, examines some of the key initiatives and discusses what else we can expect from the Government over the next few months. He also provides an update on economic conditions, the Reserve Bank’s latest update, and what a shift from Alert Level 3 to Level 2 means, whenever it occurs. As always, there are questions at the end.
Tuesday, 05 May 2020 (Māori Economic Insights)Webinar Slide Pack
Wednesday, 29 April 2020 (Transport Focus)
This webinar is hosted by Senior Economist Brad Olsen alongside Infometrics Chief Forecaster Gareth Kiernan and Infometrics Economist Andrew Beattie. Brad outlines recent economic developments and highlights some of the change in focus that is expected as New Zealand moves to Alert Level 3. Gareth and Andrew outline how they see the transport sector evolving through the economic downturn and how changing economic behaviours affect the economy. There is question time at the end.
Wednesday, 22 April 2020 (Building Focus)
In this webinar, Infometrics Senior Economist Brad Olsen outlines how the economy is shaping up as New Zealand moves closer to Level 3 restrictions. Brad is joined by Infometrics Chief Forecaster Gareth Kiernan to discuss the latest Infometrics Forecasts, including an outline of our views on the magnitude of the hit to the New Zealand economy from COVID-19 and what the road to recovery might look like. As well as looking at the key macroeconomic outcomes, Gareth will focus on the outlook for the construction industry and examine the key drivers for activity. Where appropriate, Gareth will also look at variations in prospects at a regional level. There is question time at the end.
Wednesday, 15 April 2020 (Regions and Recovery Focus)
In this webinar, Infometrics Senior Economists Brad Olsen and Rob Heyes outline where we see the economy heading, how this direction will impact regional areas, and areas of focus as we turn our minds to the recovery post-lockdown. There is question time at the end.
Wednesday, 08 April 2020 (Māori Focus)
In this Webinar, Infometrics Senior Economists Brad Olsen and Rob Heyes review how Infometrics sees the economy performing post-COVID-19, and focus on how different groups including Māori will be affected by the economic downturn. There is question time at the end.
Wednesday, 01 April 2020 (Sector Focus)
In this Webinar, Infometrics Senior Economists Brad Olsen and Rob Heyes provide an update of Infometrics’ current view of how the economy will perform during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on some sector-based insights. There is question time at the end.
Wednesday, 25 March 2020 (Regional Focus)
This is the first of Infometrics COVID-19 Weekly Webinars. In this Webinar, Infometrics Senior Economist Brad Olsen provides an overview of our thinking on the economic effects of COVID-19, including some regional insights. There is question time at the end.
Tailored Webinars for your organisation
If you would like a tailored Infometrics Webinar focused on your local area or sector, with the ability to discuss the economic effects of COVID-19 with one of our economists, please email us to arrange a custom briefing.Enquire about tailored presentations for your organisation