Economist Rodney Dickens’ Strategic Risk Analysis Ltd will produce quarterly Regional barometer reports from April.
Mr Dickens said yesterday the Regional Barometer reports would:
- provide advance warnings of upturns & downturns in the number of consents for new dwellings, the number of existing dwelling sales and existing house prices for each region covered, and assess the likely magnitudes of upturns & downturns
- assess whether the region will significantly outperform or underperform the national experience in the 3 areas listed above in the year ahead
- assess regional consumer spending prospects and provide a range of background information particularly relevant to the performance of residential building, and
- assess which city or cities & major districts within the region are likely to significantly outperform or underperform the regional experience in the year ahead.
Mr Dickens founded Strategic Risk Analysis in 2006 after 5 years at ASB Bank, which included being group strategist & head of research. He’s been a member of the Reserve Bank’s monetary policy committee and researched international interest rate behaviour at the Bank of England in London. He’s also been chief economist at one New Zealand commercial bank and New Zealand head of research at 2 international investment banks.
Link: Strategic Risk Analysis
Attribution: Company release.