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Defining social investment, Kiwi-style
(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, ...
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 ...
Is peak globalisation upon us? Globalisation is much more than trade in goods
(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.
Kia māia: Be bold; Improving the wellbeing of children living in poverty
(New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, 2019-05-01)
This paper is about how to improve the wellbeing of children living in poverty. We propose a framework for thinking about child poverty that supplements a focus on resource adequacy with insights from Amartya Sen’s capability approach to wellbeing.
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 ...