Avoiding the “crater” effect of rent controls
With the median weekly rent in the Wellington region climbing to $600/week in February, and rents
Julian is primarily a labour economist with a Masters in Social Science and a history of strategic labour market policy work in minimum wages, migration and regional development.
Julian has produced a wide range of research for the Maxim Institute covering Regional Development, Migration and Active Labour Market Policies (ALMP). His regional development work included drawing attention to decline and transition policy for regions as they increasingly face demographic and economic change. His migration work highlighted New Zealand’s over-reliance on temporary work visas — contrasting this with welcoming policy and Manākitanga. His meta-analysis of what AMLP’s work in a recession, directly fed into discussions with officials over options to respond well to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Julian is currently examining modern forms of work and how these increasingly non-standard/platform/precarious work practices interface with the tax and welfare support systems. The suspicion is not very well.
But after a year of COVID-19 it seems we haven’t learned anything or changed the way we can opera...
Research highlights the returns to ALMPs are neither assured nor even always positive.
Auckland Council is forecasting a $525 million dollar hole in its budget as a result of COVID-19.
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