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Gary Born speaks on Bilateral Arbitration Treaty Regime in Auckland and Wellington 6 – 8 May 2015.Register for Auckland, 6 May at 5.30pmRegister for Wellington, 8 May at 12.15pm

 

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Dr Alan Bollard, Are they Drinking our Milk or Eating our Lunch?On Thursday, 19 March 2015, Dr Alan Bollard, Executive Director, APEC Secretariat, speaks on the New Zealand Economy in a Changing Asia-Pacific.

 
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OPINION AND COMMENTARY

The nearly unanimous verdict on Prime Minister John Key’s pre-budget speech last week is that it was completely underwhelming. In fact, some commentators have taken the speech as further evidence...
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The UK elections are only two weeks away and typically, at this stage of the campaign, one should have at least a rough idea what is going to happen. Not...
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Last week, the Reserve Bank’s Deputy Governor Grant Spencer signalled that he favours more demand-side interventions in the housing market. In a speech and in a radio interview he argued...
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OUR LATEST INSIGHTS (weekly newsletter)

Talk about a capital gains tax (“CGT”) as a solution for the Auckland housing market has heated up again over the past couple of weeks. The Reserve Bank’s Deputy Governor,...
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There is a new kid on the block to settle cross-border commercial disputes. At the moment, when businesses negotiate a cross-border contract, they can choose between agreeing to cross-border litigation,...
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For those outside the discipline, economics is notoriously boring. From personal experience, I can attest that economics rarely makes for tantalising pub talk with anyone but the equally dedicated.  ...
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Please click here if you would like to download our latest publication.


From Red Tape to Green Gold is the second report on regulation and resource extraction in New Zealand.

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Please click here if you would like to download our latest publication.

On 12 March 2015, the Initiative launched a report on economic growth. The report tours through the evidence to both demonstrate the very real gains that economic growth has brought, and to dispel a few myths about economic growth.


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Please click here if you would like to download our latest publication.

Dr Oliver Hartwich writes for the R.G. Menzies Essay series which is a forum for enlightened public debate commissioned by the Menzies Research Centre.

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