Media release: New Zealand Economists provide inflation warnings ahead of RBNZ OCR decision

Wellington (Wednesday, 23 November 2022) – In the leadup to today’s Official Cash Rate decision, New Zealand’s economists warn that inflation expectations are unhinged and that government deficits are worsening the problem. They also remind us that New Zealand cannot maintain current employment levels by accepting high inflation rates. Read more

Dr Eric Crampton
Dr Dennis Wesselbaum
Media Release
23 November, 2022
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Christoph Schumacher on NZ's OCR

Massey Uni Economist, and Initiative Adjunct Senior Fellow, Christoph Schumacher chats with Sean Plunket on New Zealand's official cash rate (OCR). Christoph is the co-creator of GDPLive (gdplive.net), the world's first real-time GDP tracker powered by artificial intelligence. Read more

Dr Christoph Schumacher
The Platform
14 November, 2022

Media release: ACT’s proposed Housing Encouragement Grants: “A piece of silver buckshot”

Wellington (Wednesday, 9 November 2022) – There are no silver bullets for ending the regulatory mess that makes housing hard to build, but there may be silver buckshot. A Member’s Bill from ACT’s Brooke van Velden proposes sharing half of the GST on new housing with councils where new housing is built. Read more

Dr Oliver Hartwich
Dr Eric Crampton
Media Release
9 November, 2022
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NZ Initiative Executive Director addresses the 'disastrous' state of current NZ education system

NZ Initiative Executive Director Oliver Hartwich recently wrote an opinion piece in the New Zealand Herald describing the current education system as a 'disaster'. The piece called for better educational training and more defined career structure for teachers in order to improve our nation's educational rankings in reading and mathematics. Read more

Dr Oliver Hartwich
Newstalk ZB - Heather Du Plessis-Allan Drive
9 November, 2022

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