Policy Quarterly

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20 Aug 2018

This article draws upon a unique body of empirical research conducted by co-author Masashi Yui for his as yet uncompleted PhD in public policy, documenting all cases of organisational restructuring in the country’s state sector between 1960 and 2017.

Journal article

20 Aug 2018

The various concepts of productivity are perplexing abstractions for the public. Yet ultimately a country’s prosperity relies on sustained productivity growth, as is best visible in those countries where the productivity ‘machine’ has failed, and poverty and disadvantage remain people’s typical lot.

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20 Aug 2018

New Zealand is committed to being an active participant in the international response to the challenge of climate change (through the 2015 Paris Agreement ), principally by making substantial reductions in its greenhouse gas emissions.

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20 Aug 2018

This article draws on a recent New Zealand Productivity Commission inquiry into state sector productivity and discusses the implications of this work for the health sector.

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20 Aug 2018

Mismeasurement of productivity is one possible explanation for the global productivity slowdown in recent decades. This article discusses the challenges of measuring productivity in the digital age.

Journal article

14 May 2018

What is the nature of the New Zealand market for political lobbying? This article concludes that the question is not whether lobbying should be made more transparent via regulation, but rather how this can best be achieved.

Journal

12 Feb 2018

This edition includes contributions on issues at the heart of the new government’s policy agenda, commencing with three future-focused issues: the implications of the digital revolution, the crucial role of technology platforms in economic development, and recent efforts to enhance foresight in policy-making.

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12 Feb 2018

Talk of ‘platforms’ – or the ‘sharing economy’ – sometimes seems to be ubiquitous. But how significant is this model, and what kinds of policy and regulatory issues is it raising?

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12 Feb 2018

The story of LEGO's brand resurgence, and others like it about open innovation, have important implications for implementation of strategy in the public sector.

Journal article

12 Feb 2018

The digital revolution is unstoppable and irreversible. The speed, scope and pervasiveness of digital technologies is profound. Like every other technologydriven change, it has benefits and challenges.

Journal article

13 Nov 2017

This article is a case study of the journey that led to the inaugural annual national forum on the 2016 New Zealand Port and Harbour Marine Safety Code which took place in July 2017 in Wellington.

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13 Nov 2017

This article considers the case for a national strategy for civics and citizenship education in New Zealand and potential next steps for achieving this.

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13 Nov 2017

This article provides an analysis and discussion of the volatility of individual incomes in New Zealand.

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13 Nov 2017

This article analyses recent trends and determinants of chief executive (CEO) pay in the New Zealand public sector, and of numbers and pay of senior managers in the sector.

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13 Nov 2017

In 2014 the New Zealand Productivity Commission inquiry on regulatory institutions and practices concluded that ‘The performance of New Zealand’s regulatory system is in need of improvement – in particular around developing and maintaining the capability needed to effectively implement regulation and the need to...

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13 Nov 2017

This article tackles the contentious subject of whether regulated entities (those who are required to comply with the law) are ‘customers’ of the agencies that are regulating them. Does it matter what they are called?

Journal article

4 Nov 2017

This articles argues that the risks of artificial intelligence are insufficiently articulated in New Zealand government reports to date, and that there is an obligation for New Zealand government agencies to consider the deep questions involved.

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4 Nov 2017

Climate change will increasingly create severe risks for New Zealand’s coastal housing stock.

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14 Aug 2017

Considers the issues which would lead to more effective and more sustainable immigration policy for New Zealand.

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14 Aug 2017

This article briefly discusses the nature and measurement of poverty in developed countries, outlines the main trends in poverty rates in New Zealand over recent decades, comments on why poverty matters, and assesses recent government policy changes