New Zealand Research on the Economic Impacts of Immigration 2005–2010 - Synthesis and research agenda
Economic Impacts of Immigration working paper series
Rob Hodgson, IMSED Research, Department of Labour
Professor Jacques Poot, University of Waikato
Many of the projects reviewed in this report were fully or partially sponsored by a 2005-2008 Cross-Departmental Research Programme grant for the Economic Impacts of Immigration (EII) research programme. This grant was made possible through the initiative and work of Stephen Dunstan and Mary Adams. The Department of Labour coordinated the research. The EII was administered by, in chronological order, Brett Lineham, Ken Murray, and Rob Hodgson. An expert advisory panel consisted of George Borjas (United States), Deborah Cobb-Clark (Australia), and Jacques Poot (New Zealand). Participants in a workshop on computable general equilibrium (CGE) modelling held on 15 June 2005 provided helpful inputs into developing the CGE research. The input of the cross-government steering group is also gratefully acknowledged. Business and Economic Research Limited (BERL) and Motu Economic and Public Policy Research contributed extensively with staff conducting most of the projects. Three EII papers from Motu (Maré et al, 2007; Stillman and Maré, 2008; Maré and Stillman, 2009) were also part funded by Marsden Fund grant 05-MEP-002 - The impact of immigration on the labour market opportunities of New Zealanders. Finally, we acknowledge the contributions made by the late Professor Bryan Philpott (1921-2000) to the development of the CGE model that is at the core of the multi-sectoral assessment of economic impacts of immigration reviewed in this report.
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