NZIER public discussion paper: Recent submissions

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  • NZ’s cannabis referendum 2020: Some facts and recommendations about the process of cannabis legalisation 

    Wilson, Peter (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, ...
  • Regulatory management toolkit 

    Gill, Derek (New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, 2019-12-30)
    Regulatory management refers to the systematic appraisal of the impacts of proposed legislative rules and the sustained maintenance of existing laws and regulations. Regulation, used here in the broad sense of the verb ‘to regulate’, means the use of ...
  • What price to relieve the gridlock? A non-technical guide to the road pricing implementation debate 

    Nixon, Chris (New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, 2019-06-02)
    The Government Policy Statement (GPS) on land transport 2018 reflects a new approach to transport with greater emphasis on public transport and investment in light rail and cycleways. To be successful this will require less car use and more use of ...
  • Kia māia: Be bold; Improving the wellbeing of children living in poverty 

    Wilson, Peter (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.