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  • New government, new monetary policy framework 

    Leung, Christina; Gamperle, Dion (New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, 2017-11-15)
    The new Labour-New Zealand First coalition Government has indicated it would review the Reserve Bank Act, with consideration of “full employment” to be added to the central bank’s inflation target when setting monetary policy. Monetary policy has been ...
  • China 2.0 – perspectives on China after the 19th Congress of the Communist Party 

    Gill, Derek (New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, 2017-10-30)
    The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China featured President Xi Jinping outlining his vision of “socialism with Chinese characteristics”. This vision included China moving to the centre of the world stage based on expanding soft and ...
  • Immigration: Doing the right thing for the right reasons 

    Wilson, Peter (New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, 2017-10-30)
    The new government has announced plans to reduce immigration. Being clear why the reduction will make New Zealand better off is important. The new government has the opportunity not just to make short-term changes, but to build an enduring policy regime ...
  • Making Early Intervention work: Can the new government improve on Social Investment with its focus on Early Intervention? 

    Hogan, Sarah (New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, 2017-10-30)
    It’s out with the old and in with the new. National’s Social Investment approach is being replaced with a focus on Early Intervention. But the new government’s focus should be on using evidence to support timely, if not always early, intervention. The ...

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