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EC on PHSDr Eric Crampton talks to Paul Henry about Decade of Debt: The Cost of Interest-free Student Loans.

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Watch Stephen Jennings' dinner lecture address - 14 July 2016.

A copy of Stephen's presentation is available here

 

OPINION AND COMMENTARY

The train-wreck was utterly predictable but we should still look back to see how it happened, how bad it was, and how we can keep it from happening again. This...
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If there is one country Prime Minister John Key seems to be as fond of as New Zealand, it is Switzerland. He has talked about making this “the Switzerland of...
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Last week most of the country, or at the very least a third of it, heaved a high sigh of relief when the Independent Hearings Panel released its quite sensible...
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INSIGHTS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

As you read this, our teachers’ unions are preparing for war. For the first time in history they are planning meetings of 60,000 teachers, nationwide, during school hours.   Their...
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A lot of people have done well out of the past decade of interest-free student loans. But that hardly means the policy is what is right for the country. A...
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The world premiere of a new film on New Zealand’s post 1984 economic reforms will screen in the Academy Cinema (below the Auckland Public Library) on Thursday 25 August at...
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LATEST PUBLICATIONS

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Just over a decade ago, the government stopped charging interest on student loans. Has it improved tertiary outcomes?


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What is the right size for local government? This is the question that policymakers in New Zealand have been pondering for over 170 years.


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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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