One of the joys of working at the Initiative is writing for the weekly Insights newsletter. As a think tanker it allows you to pick from a veritable smorgasbord of worthy topics and opine on them (hopefully in an insightful manner). Read more
Former Research Fellow
Jason Krupp was a Research Fellow at The New Zealand Initiative from 2013 to 2017. Before joining the Initiative, Jason was a business reporter at The Dominion Post. He previously worked for Fairfax’s Business Bureau where he was chiefly responsible for covering equity and currency markets for the group. Prior to that, he wrote for BusinessDesk, New Zealand’s only dedicated business news agency. Jason has a degree in journalism from Rhodes University, and has previously lived in Hong Kong and South Africa.
Much ink has been spilled recently over Auckland Council’s decision to try recover tourism promotion costs from inner-city accommodation providers using a targeted rate. Judging by the temperature of the rhetoric, that ink is boiling hot. Read more
George W Bush’s most famous quote is the one he got so fantastically wrong. Repeating an old Tennessee saying, he meant to say “fool me once, shame on you. Read more
This week business journalist Bernard Hickey took his pen to the subject of housing, listing the factors that have unintentionally conspired to create New Zealand’s housing affordability crisis. It is a piece worth reading because it offers a glimpse into the complex and intertwined regulations and constraints that prevent the housing market from functioning like every other market. Read more
Economist and commentator Shamubeel Eaqub recently wrote an impassioned column, urging experts to bridge the communication gap lest the disaster of majoritarian rule ensue. Undercutting his piece was the message that if experts just used smaller words, or spoke slower, disasters like the Global Financial Crisis and Brexit could have been avoided. Read more
Following the launch of our immigration report, The New New Zealanders: Why migrants make good Kiwis, co-author Jason Krupp explains that while 125,000 people arrived into New Zealand in a 12 month period, not all of them are here to stay.
Let’s engage in an absurd exercise. Do immigrants, just in coming to New Zealand, make apples more expensive? Read more
Research Fellow Jason Krupp talks to Larry Williams about our immigration report and whether migrants are responsible for pushing up house prices.
Six months ago, when we started scoping the Initiative’s immigration report, we had a very specific audience in mind: Winston Peters. Our aim was to assemble all the available research and have a fact-based conversation with New Zealand’s most prominent immigration sceptic. Read more
Ahead of the launch of The New New Zealanders: Why migrants make good Kiwis, comedian and TV personality Guy Williams spent the day chatting to the report authors. In the first of a series of videos, Guy, and the report authors Jason Krupp and Dr Rachel Hodder discuss the report findings and myth-bust some of the fears that people have about immigration. Read more
New Zealand is widely regarded as a unique place, renowned for its natural beauty, culture, economic freedom, and quality of life. Immigration has played an important part in achieving this outcome. Read more
Research Fellow Jason Krupp discusses the Initiative's new report on immigration, The New New Zealanders: Why migrants make good Kiwis, and suggests that it is Kiwis - not foreigners - who are pushing up house prices in Auckland and other fast growing areas.
Research Fellow Jason Krupp was interviewed for NewsHub's 6.00pm news bulletin to discuss our latest report, The New New Zealanders: Why migrants make good Kiwis. Jason Krupp is a co-author of this report, along with Dr Rachel Hodder. Read more
Public art can be a powerful thing. It can inspire, uplift, and even get us to think introspectively. Read more
Reincarnation is a tricky concept, not least because it requires we accept the idea that those experiencing terrible ordeals must have committed even more horrid deeds to deserve their fate. But, if this logic is accepted, then the people working in local government must have done some truly awful, terrible, horrendous things in a previous life. Read more