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The Fiscal Responsibility Act 1994: The astonishing success of a weak non-binding policy
(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 ...
Growing up in Auckland? Mapping drivers of residential land growth
(New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, 2016-07-30)
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 ...
The Home Affordability Challenge: Suite of Policy Reforms Needed in New Zealand
(New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, 2014-07-15)
The national obsession with house prices is thus no wonder. Nor are the frequent calls for action from many corners, each with their own solution. When one considers the causes, it becomes clear that it’s too simplistic to look for single solutions. ...