Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, New Zealand, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Senior Fellow, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust, New Zealand; Adjunct Professor of Economics, University of Waikato, New Zealand
Urban economics, Labor market dynamics, New Zealand public policy
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Researcher, Statistics New Zealand, 2005–2013; Advisor, New Zealand Department of Labour, Labour Market Policy Group, 1999–2001
Adjunct Lecturer, Victoria University of Wellington, 2001–2006
PhD Economics, Harvard University, 1995
"Cyclical labour market adjustment in New Zealand: The response of firms to the global financial crisis and its implications for workers." In: Criscuolo, C. (ed.). Business Dynamics and Productivity. Paris: OECD Publishing, 2017; pp. 111–141 (with R. Fabling).
“Firm productivity growth and skill.” New Zealand Economic Papers 51 (2016): 302–326 (with D. R. Hyslop and R. Fabling).
“Agglomeration elasticities and firm heterogeneity.” Journal of Urban Economics 75 (2013): 44–56 (with D. J. Graham).
“Understanding New Zealand’s changing income distribution 1983–98: A semiparametric analysis.” Economica 72:3 (2005): 469–496 (with D. Hyslop).
"Cities and skills." Journal of Labor Economics 19:2 (2001): 316–342 (with E. Glaeser).
- Migration and ethnicity
- Labor markets and institutions
- Education and human capital
- Country labor markets
The labor market in New Zealand, 2000−2021 Updated
Employment has grown steadily, unemployment is low, and the gender gap and skill premiums have fallenDavid C. Maré, August 2022New Zealand is a small open economy, with large international labor flows and skilled immigrants. After the global financial crisis (GFC) employment took four years to recover, while unemployment took more than a decade to return to pre-crisis levels. Māori, Pasifika, and young workers were worst affected. The Covid-19 pandemic saw employment decline and unemployment rise but this was reversed within a few quarters. However, the long-term impact of the pandemic remains uncertain.MoreLess