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  • The Fiscal Responsibility Act 1994: The astonishing success of a weak non-binding policy 

    Gill, Derek (New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, 2018-11-30)
    This paper discusses how New Zealand already has a highly independent fiscal institution in the Treasury. A more limited case can be made for an institution to support the opposition in costing policy proposals as occurs in Australia with the Parliamentary ...
  • Is peak globalisation upon us? Globalisation is much more than trade in goods 

    Murray, Alastair; Nixon, Chris; Yeabsley, John (New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, 2017-07-01)
    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.
  • Defining social investment, Kiwi-style 

    Research, New Zealand Institute of Economic (New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, 2016-12-30)
    The New Zealand Government has named its current approach to social policy “social investment”. A name is label that identifies something. When that thing is a social policy, what it does and how it affects peoples’ lives, rather than what it is called, ...
  • Defining social investment, Kiwi-style 

    Destremau, Killian; Wilson, Peter (New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, 2016-12-30)
    Investment is applying resources today in the expectation of earning a return tomorrow. We define social investment as “a programme funded by the Government that entails applying resources today in the expectation that a measurable improvement in a ...

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