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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 ...
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.
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 ...