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Preparing for economic downturn

By Julian Wood


There’s been a lot of recent chat about a possible economic downturn, and many seem to be living under the…

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Losing All Blacks nothing to fear

By Julian Wood


In a surprise move, a group of the top 1 percent of male New Zealand income earners are appealing for…

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Is there demand for a tourist tax?

By Danielle van Dalen


I’m no economist, but even I know that basic economic theory says that as the price for a product increases,…

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Read our column on <em>The Spinoff</em> and <em>RNZ</em>

Read our column on The Spinoff and RNZ

By Alex Penk


This week, Alex Penk and Julian Wood’s column Triumph or disaster? A guide to the minimum wage increase featured on The…

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The battle lines for our votes

By Kieran Madden


It’s the economy, stupid. This phrase, coined by one of Bill Clinton’s wily campaign strategists, has done a crude but…

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Valuing access to work

By Danielle van Dalen


Unemployment is costly. It costs the unemployed person and it costs society. For plenty of people with disabilities this cost…

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Growing Beyond Growth | Rethinking the goals of regional development in New Zealand

By Julian Wood


New Zealand is already feeling the effects of an oncoming wave of economic and demographic change which should dramatically influence…

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Clear expectations

Clear expectations

By Julian Wood


The Reserve Bank has done a fantastic job over the last 27 years, doing what it is supposed to do…

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No Bregrets

By Kieran Madden


As the market dived and the pound sterling plummeted to a thirty-year lows following Brexit, deep despair and outrage reigned….

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Beyond Profit | how the economy can be good for our society


It can’t be all about the money. If we gauge our national success solely on having a growing economy, we…

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Economic courage or political suicide

Economic courage or political suicide

By Kieran Madden


A good old fashioned Aussie uproar is underway, stemming from a report by Australia’s “National Commission of Audit.” This “razor…

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Growing Aotearoa

Growing Aotearoa

By Kieran Madden


Is New Zealand growing better, or worse?  Well, it depends on what you look at, of course. Stats New Zealand…

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Affording our future

Affording our future


The Treasury has appointed an External Panel of experts and commentators to investigate the issues and options around what the…

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Does income inequality matter?

Does income inequality matter?


Australian economist, now Labour MP, Andrew Leigh spoke at the Sydney Institute recently on the subject of “Why Inequality Matters,…

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Greening New Zealand’s growth

Greening New Zealand’s growth


One of the many working groups that have been beavering away under the National-led Government has been a Green Growth…

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The “pro-growth” progressive

The “pro-growth” progressive


The self-proclaimed progressive economist, now Australian Labor MP Andrew Leigh has written an article that strongly outlines the benefits of…

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Guest Book Review: The Spirit Level

Guest Book Review: The Spirit Level

By Guest Author


The Spirit Level, published in 2009, argues that what matters for human well-being is not ongoing increases in average income,…

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Tax Discussion Series: <em>Lifting the bucket</em>

Tax Discussion Series: Lifting the bucket

By Steve Thomas


Lifting the Bucket: Tax policy and economic growth is the third paper in Maxim Institute’s Tax Discussion Series, a series…

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Play fair with tax  

Play fair with tax  

By Keiran Madden


Another heavy-weight tabled its thoughts on our economy recently, when the OECD released its latest Economic Survey of New Zealand….

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Tax Discussion Series: <em>Is it Just Tax?</em>

Tax Discussion Series: Is it Just Tax?

By Alex Penk


Tax and the economy are issues on many people’s minds at the moment; raising questions that all governments and societies…

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