Bryce Wilkinson

Briefing paper

Reinforcing New Zealand’s trade relationships after COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic and economic lockdown means many countries are looking inwards. But global cooperation will be an important lever out of the economic and social consequences of the virus. This paper suggests that the New Zealand government should embrace the opportunity to reinforce its...

How bad might the lockdown be for jobs and income?

The author of this report discusses the economic impact the COVID-19 lockdown may have on the New Zealand economy.
Policy report

Work in progress: why Fair Pay Agreements would be bad for labour

In this report, The New Zealand Initiative makes a case against reintroducing compulsory collective bargaining as proposed by the Fair Pay Agreement Working Group and endorsed by the Coalition Government. They do so in cogent and detailed form, relating the practice of such a payfixing...
Briefing paper

KiwiBuild: Twyford's tar baby

This paper reviews the KiwiBuild public housing program in New Zealand, arguing that it is failing to meet its objectives. Instead, direct action is needed to reduce land values and construction costs to address the lack of affordable housing.

Fit for purpose? Are Kiwis getting the government they pay for?

Taxes in New Zealand have risen four times faster than incomes in the 20th Century. Taxes now take more of our income than in almost any country outside Europe. New Zealand has become a high tax country. This report looks at how good a job...
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