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Investigates the political and economic aspects of the Auckland Unitary Plan in the context of historical and contemporary processes of capitalist displacement of the poor and marginalised.
Takes a detailed look at the social and economic costs of congestion to Auckland’s lifestyle and economy.
Firms in big cities hire well and price to compete Are they better firms?
This study estimates differences in productivity (mfp) across New Zealand urban areas, with a focus on the size of Auckland’s productivity premium. The estimates are based on analysis of firm-level...
House prices in Auckland and elsewhere continue to skyrocket, pricing out many younger productive workers that would otherwise boost income growth in our cities.
Many agencies across central and local government are looking for solutions. Those solutions lie in unlocking enough flexibility of land...
This issue of Policy Quarterly traverses a range of contemporary policy issues including the governance of Auckland, climate change, financial incentives to work, the investment approach to funding social assistance, regulatory design and stewardship, water management, special education, the implications of uncertainty for policy practice,...
This paper proposes a framework for how houses could be developed, with a focus on how regulatory policies and practices affect decision making. The authors surveyed property developers in Auckland on how planning rules and regulations affect the cost of 'affordable' housing.
Priming Auckland for ambitious future growth requires change on many policy fronts.
Auckland is starting to swell. Rapid population and income growth are occurring, but Auckland’s narrow geography – with harbours on both sides of the city – limits land availability.
Auckland is New Zealand’s dominant economic centre, leading national population and productivity growth. However, there is little detailed analysis into the nature of the sub-regional economic roles and connections within the Auckland regional economy.
This research examines the main economic linkages (labour market, transport...
This publication reveals the true nature of what it really means to live in poverty in New Zealand. Although each person’s story is unique, what becomes evident is that there are particular experiences and themes surrounding poverty that hold true for the majority.