Eric Crampton talks to Kate Hawkesby on Newstalk ZB - Early Edition about the recent increase of the Official Cash Rate (OCR) from 3.5 percent to 4.25 percent. Read more
NZ Initiative’s Eric Crampton chats with Sean Plunket about the OCR increase.
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
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
A new report from the Education Review Office says attendance in schools is worse here than other countries. New Zealand Institute executive director of the Oliver Hartwich says this shouldn't come as a surprise, with achievment among students also dropping year-on-year. Read more
Dr Oliver Hartwich from the New Zealand Initiative chats with Sean Plunket about the state of our education system. Read more
Rachely Smalley interviews Dr Oliver Hartwich, Executive Director of the NZ Initiative about Adrian Orr's reappointment as Reserve Bank Governor for another five year term.
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
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
Fair Pay Agreements have been passed into law amidst a fiery debate in parliament. Legislation for the agreements passed its final reading in Parliament last night - making it easier for workers to band together and negotiate better conditions and pay. Read more
The Platform's Sean Plunket interviewed Eric Crampton on New Zealand's tax system. He comments on the latest in a long line of dodgy Oxfam reports on inequality. Read more
Dr Oliver Hartwich on 95bFM about about Liz Truss resigning after just six weeks as UK Prime Minister
95bFM News & Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins speaks to Executive Director of The New Zealand Initiative, Dr Oliver Hartwich about Liz Truss resigning after just six weeks as UK Prime Minister. Read more