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Research Note: How bad might the lockdown be for jobs and income?

If New Zealand can’t recover from the economic “heart attack” of self-imposed lockdown, it could face GDP losses at Great Depression levels, according to a New Zealand Initiative research note. While the Covid-19 pandemic has not ruined New Zealand’s economic capabilities, the lockdown has forced the country into an unprecedented productivity pause which the Initiative’s senior fellow Bryce Wilkinson says could slice away about $10,000 per household this year. Read more

Dr Bryce Wilkinson
Research Note
3 April, 2020

Media Release: Kiwi households could lose $10,000 of yearly income from Covid-19 lockdown, new report says

Wellington, 3 April - If New Zealand can’t recover from the economic “heart attack” of self-imposed lockdown, it could face GDP losses at Great Depression levels, according to a New Zealand Initiative research note. While the Covid-19 pandemic has not ruined New Zealand’s economic capabilities, the lockdown has forced the country into an unprecedented productivity pause which the Initiative’s senior fellow Bryce Wilkinson says could slice away about $10,000 per household this year. Read more

Media Release
3 April, 2020

Media Release: New Zealand Initiative welcomes the Government’s plans to ramp up testing for Covid-19

Wellington, 31 March - The New Zealand Initiative welcomes the Government’s plans to ramp up testing for Covid-19 beyond 3500 per day to get the country closer to reopening its economy. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told a press briefing this afternoon the Government has completed approximately 21,000 tests for the coronavirus Covid-19 already and is on track to issue 3500 tests per day. But Ardern said authorities weren't testing widely enough to accurately judge the location of community outbreaks and... Read more

Media Release
31 March, 2020
Stay on Target

Policy Point: Stay on Target

The pandemic-induced recession creates a strong case for the Government to support struggling workers with targeted assistance, rather than a Universal Basic Income (UBI), according to the new policy paper Stay on Target by The New Zealand Initiative. As the Government searches for fresh and innovative ideas to prepare for the worst economic effects of shutting down the country’s commerce over four weeks, it has tentatively proposed the introduction of a universal basic income scheme. Read more

Dr Eric Crampton
Policy Point
27 March, 2020
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Podcast #7: David Law discusses short-time work schemes

The Government’s response to the global coronavirus pandemic is expected to lead to a deep recession. Many companies are faced with laying off employees. While the Government has announced plans to assist people without jobs and companies in distress, our research fellow David Law says other plans maybe more helpful. He discusses the details with our chief editor Nathan Smith in this week's podcast. Read more

Nathan Smith
Podcast
27 March, 2020

Media Release: Universal Basic Income (UBI) not the solution we need right now

Wellington, 27 March - The pandemic-induced recession creates a strong case for the Government to support struggling workers with targeted assistance, rather than a Universal Basic Income (UBI), according to the new policy paper Stay on Target by The New Zealand Initiative. As the Government searches for fresh and innovative ideas to prepare for the worst economic effects of shutting down the country’s commerce over four weeks, it has tentatively proposed the introduction of a universal basic income scheme. Read more

Media Release
27 March, 2020

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