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Defining social investment, Kiwi-style
(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 ...
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.
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, ...