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Chris Nixon


Digital trade is the way forward for New Zealand

This report provides a preliminary estimate of the costs and benefits of deploying digital trade products and processes for New Zealand.
Briefing paper

The trade implications of Mr Biden for New Zealand

This paper discusses the current and likely future trade relationship between New Zealand and the USA.

Clear as mud? Water is under pressure

Competition for water in some catchments and uncertainty about society’s preferences about how water should be used creates conflicts and impedes resolution. What can economics tell us about how communities value water? What can economists do to help and inform those who have to make...

Is peak globalisation upon us?: Globalisation is much more than trade in goods

We examine the phenomenon of globalisation as it affects New Zealand. We look at its impact on New Zealand and ask whether it is a force which has had its day (peak globalisation) or is it continuing to morph and evolve.
Journal article

Quality regulation: why and how?

Examines the quality of the New Zealand regulatory system with a focus on economic aspects of regulation and on the high-level design factors that ensure that our regulatory mechanisms are fit for purpose, and remain fit for purpose.