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NZ’s cannabis referendum 2020: Some facts and recommendations about the process of cannabis legalisation
(New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, 2020-04-30)
New Zealanders will vote in a referendum this year on whether to legalise cannabis. They will be asked whether they approve of a draft Bill that the Government is preparing. Our work in 2016 highlighted that legalisation, combined with heavy taxation, ...
What might US Withdrawal from the World Trade Organization mean for New Zealand? Stress testing the New Zealand economy for extreme US tariff hikes
(New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, 2020-08-15)
New Zealand remains a small player whose outcomes mostly depend on what others do, rather than on what we do ourselves. New Zealand’s main indicators lift when trading partners impose their own tariffs on selective US products. However, this is likely ...
The potential local and regional impacts of COVID-19 in New Zealand: With a focus on tourism
(New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, 2020-08-12)
Tourism is hit hardest. The tourism sector (domestic and foreign tourism) is the most affected by COVID-19 restriction measures (Figure 1). It is also the sector that is likely to take longer to recover compared with other sectors. Domestic tourism is ...
Gains for everyone: Towards an inclusive growth agenda for Aotearoa New Zealand.
(New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, 2020-11-23)
The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed the social and economic outlook for Aotearoa New Zealand. Thousands of jobs have disappeared from the economy, especially in the hospitality and tourism sectors – jobs that were previously often filled by ...