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Podcast: Europe’s mega crisis – Michael Johnston in conversation with Oliver Hartwich and Eric Crampton

In this episode Michael Johnston hosts Oliver Hartwich and Eric Crampton to discuss various European crises and how New Zealand should be learning from, and not repeating, the European mistakes. To listen to our latest podcasts, please subscribe to The New Zealand Initiative podcast on iTunes, Spotify or The Podcast App. Read more

Dr Oliver Hartwich
Dr Eric Crampton
Dr Michael Johnston
Podcast
29 September, 2022
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Podcast: Oliver Hartwich and Michael Johnston on the modern learning environment experiment

Ideology rather than evidence is the basis for the Ministry of Education’s (MoE) ‘Modern Leaning Environments’, research by The New Zealand Initiative has revealed. Dr Oliver Hartwich and Dr Michael Johnston discuss the fact that a government ministry could not produce data to support its policy for mass conversion of New Zealand’s classrooms to Innovative Learning Environments (ILEs) and other findings of the Initiative’s new report, "No Evidence, No Evaluation, No Exit – Lessons from the 'Modern Learning Environments' experiment". Read more

Dr Oliver Hartwich
Dr Michael Johnston
Podcast
20 September, 2022
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Podcast: Eric Crampton and Scott Wilson on the history of funding and financing NZ's roads

Dr Eric Crampton interviews Client Service Lead for Milestone Solutions, Scott Wilson, in this follow up interview to their discussion about transport funding and getting roads built. In this episode they talk about the history of how New Zealand funded and financed roads, and the structures of getting roads approved. Read more

Dr Eric Crampton
Scott Wilson
Podcast
7 September, 2022
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Podcast: The cost of doing business - Oliver Hartwich with Greg Harford, CEO, Retail NZ

Oliver Hartwich is joined by Retail NZ CEO, Greg Harford, to discuss the pressures retailers are facing in the current economic climate - crime, inflation, fair pay agreements, increasing costs of doing business, labour shortages, and Covid. To listen to our latest podcasts, please subscribe to The New Zealand Initiative podcast on iTunes, Spotify or The Podcast App. Read more

Dr Oliver Hartwich
Greg Harford
Podcast
25 August, 2022
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Podcast: Oliver Hartwich with Professor David Rozado on sentiment words from news media outlets

Oliver Hartwich talks with Professor David Rozado from Otago Polytechnic about his research in positive/negative sentiment words and terms loaded with political connotations in academia and news/opinion articles from news media outlets. To view Professor Rozado's twitter feed click here. Read more

Dr Oliver Hartwich
Professor David Rozado
Podcast
17 August, 2022
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Free Kiwis! podcast: Elizabeth Rata - Science, tribalism, and democracy

Elizabeth Rata is a professor in the School of Education and Social Work at the University of Auckland. We talked to her about the nature of science; her theory of 'neo-tribal capitalism'; and why 'partial loyalty' might be crucial to liberal democracy. Read more

Dr Michael Johnston
Dr James Kierstead
Free Kiwis! Podcast
4 August, 2022
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Podcast: Eric Crampton, Matthew Birchall and Scott Wilson on funding and financing NZ's roads

Scott Wilson joins Eric Crampton and Matthew Birchall to discuss the petrol excise holiday, sustainability of the land transport funding system, and what better options might be for the funding and financing of New Zealand roads in the future. To listen to our latest podcasts, please subscribe to The New Zealand Initiative podcast on iTunes, Spotify or The Podcast App. Read more

Dr Eric Crampton
Dr Matthew Birchall
Podcast
2 August, 2022
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Podcast: How central bank mistakes after 2019 led to inflation

Central banks globally have made serious monetary policy mistakes, and to restore credibility, they must acknowledge and correct those mistakes. Oliver Hartwich interviews co-authors Graeme Wheeler and Bryce Wilkinson about their new policy paper How central bank mistakes after 2019 led to inflation. Read more

Dr Oliver Hartwich
Dr Bryce Wilkinson
Graeme Wheeler
Podcast
26 July, 2022

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