We are lucky that, last year, economist Aaron Schiff provided us with an excellent collective noun for a grouping of economists. Owls, in concert, form a parliament. Economists, in convention, form a core. Or at least they hope to. In economics, the ‘core’ is the set of alternatives that cannot be beaten by some option from outside of the set. So a good economics conference will bring together all of the ideas that cannot be beaten by ideas that didn’t... Read more
In order to have a vibrant and successful economy, New Zealand must be able to seize hold of opportunities as they present themselves.
Archaic regulations can restrict the uptake of new technologies, while political expediency can trump sound policy proposals on matters of foreign direct investment.
Our research into this area covers everything from Special Economic Zones; to whether interest-free student loans have been a progressive or regressive measure.