The New Zealand Initiative
No evidence, no evaluation, no exit
This report examines New Zealand’s redesigned classrooms. The limited evidence on how numerous they have become, what kinds of spatial configurations they comprise, how large they are, and how are they being used is also discussed.
Every life is worth the same: the case for equal treatment
This report uses the case of 'Pharmac' to show how the prescribed remedies depart from the principle of equal treatment for equal need, regardless of race or ethnicity.
How central bank mistakes after 2019 led to inflation
In this paper, the authors make a convincing case that stimulative monetary policy during the global COVID-19 pandemic contributed materially to the inflation surge that followed and which persists today. Equally important, they focus intensively on the various reasons that might have contributed to this...
Reassessing the regulators: the good, the bad and the Commerce Commission
Regulators should, at times, be unpopular. After all, it is their task to regulate. Nobody wants regulators who are captured by those they are tasked with policing. This report carries valuable advice for any government seeking to strengthen the nation’s regulatory systems.
Pretence of necessity
This report reviews the New Zealand government’s climate change strategy and argues the strategy is based on a misunderstanding of the relationship between the emission trading scheme (ETS) and other policies.