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Recommends a return to New Zealand’s long-cherished bipartisan trade policy that has been damaged in recent years’ debates over the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
This report was commissioned by the Blind Foundation to analyse the economic impact of improved access to employment for people with disabilities (PWD) in New Zealand. Two scenarios were considered:Scenario 1 models the impact of increasing employment among PWD to show what might...
Summary : It looks more likely that Donald Trump could be elected as President of the United States. Predictions now give Trump a 20-30% chance of victory, though these numbers are changing daily and who knows what scandals might surface between now and polling...
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Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler cut the official cash rate (OCR) by 25 basis points to 2.75 percent on 10 September, returning the OCR to April 2014 levels. The Bank’s 90-day bank bill rate projections point towards a further...
This factsheet brings together previously released data from a range of Statistics New Zealand business surveys and summarises the results relating to small enterprises.
The Monthly Economic Review is an overview of the New Zealand economy. It includes the latest data on New Zealand’s economic growth, unemployment, inflation, merchandise trade and balance of payments figures, along with certain financial data (such as the Reserve Bank’s official cash rate). The...
Education, health and the economy are the three big issues in any election.
But how well do the political parties' policies address the key problems in those sectors, and how effective will they be in resolving disparities between the haves and the have-nots?...
In this paper presented to the NZ Treasury, Jonathan Boston asks how governments can build good societies—specifically, what kind of public and economic policies should be pursued to reach this goal.
Introduction : Public policy is an inherently ethical undertaking. It poses fundamental...
Michael Pickford examines the changing approach of the New Zealand Transport Agency towards assessing the economic efficiency of state highway projects. He emphasises that since 2003 there has been a gradual shift away from reliance on the benefit-cost ratio (BCR) in favour of ‘strategic fit’...
This report outlines the results of an approach modelled on a cost-benefit analysis methodology undertaken by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment in 2012.
This report examines 18 of the 19 events that received an investment from the Major Events Development Fund (MEDF)...