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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Next Generation Debates Semi-finals in Wellington with panellists senior economist of Infometrics Matt Nolan and Head of Research of The New Zealand Initiative Dr Eric Crampton, 10 Aug. Register

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Next Generation Debates Semi-finals in Auckland with panellists Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy and former TV journalist Lindsay Perigo, 15 Aug. Register
 

LATEST VIDEOS

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Click to watch Stephen Jennings on TVNZ's Q+A programme on Sunday 17 July.

A copy of Stephen's presentation is available here

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Martine Udahemuka discusses her report, Signal Loss: What we know about school performance.



 
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OPINION AND COMMENTARY

Tax policy is usually about picking your poison. Set company taxes too high relative to international norms and firms will want to set up abroad. Set them too low relative...
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It is not easy to say where to pin the blame. Is it media consumers who want more and more hot-takes on the terrors of inequality? Or is it journalists...
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With most major political parties in favour of scrapping urban growth boundaries, land use regulations have captured a fair number of headlines over the past few weeks. And well they...
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INSIGHTS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

Last year, the residents of the Hawkes Bay region dodged a bullet. They were not the only ones. Northland and Greater Wellington also had a close shave with this regulatory...
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If you are German, it is a little tricky to talk about one of Germany’s greatest philosophers. At least if you’re talking about him in English. Immanuel Kant (1724-1804), whose...
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Some New Zealanders might have trouble grasping international affairs without the domestic spin, so here it is. Donald Trump is Winston Peters with money. Make no mistake, we need to...
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LATEST PUBLICATIONS

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This is the first of three reports examining the performance of New Zealand schools. New Zealand has a mostly well-functioning school system, but there is evidence of stubborn under-performance. 


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Wellington’s heritage buildings make the city beautiful, but dangerous.

This joint report by Deloitte New Zealand and The New Zealand Initiative looks for ways that Wellington can balance earthquake readiness and sensitivity to the city’s heritage character.


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The Health of the State looks at lifestyle regulations, and finds that these regulations can challenge the nature of a free society, and that some of the regulations that exist, or are advocated for, are not based on sound science and are unlikely to achieve the outcomes intended.

This report looks at food taxes, e-cigarettes and alcohol advertising as case studies.

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