Peter Wilson

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Briefing paper

8 Nov 2017

The authors of this paper examine the new New Zealand government’s proposals for immigration in light of their latest research. They consider the new Government’s plans to reduce immigration are a welcome first step towards an immigration system that improves New Zealand’s wellbeing. “The new...

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Policy report

11 Oct 2017

We think New Zealand voters should be given better information about the fiscal consequences of political parties’ election promises. We offer some observations and suggestions on how.

During the last election campaign, the Labour and National parties debated the fiscal consequences of...

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Journal article

14 Aug 2017

Introduction

Two stories wax and wane in New Zealand debates about migration. With record arrivals, falling departures and high net migration, current public concerns are around pressures on housing, infrastructure and publicly funded services like schools and health care. In 1979...

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Research report

29 May 2017

The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment undertook a Fuel Market Financial Performance Study. A group of external consultants comprising NZIER, Grant Thornton and Cognitus Economic Insight undertook the Study on the Ministry's behalf. The study was undertaken following concern that a...

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Working paper

20 Dec 2016

This working paper aims to answer three questions: what is the social investment approach (and what is it not), how should it be applied and where would it be most productively applied?

The current New Zealand Government is following a “social investment” approach to improving the lives...

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