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Let’s not go bananas over the recovery

It was in 1986 when Paul Keating, then Australia’s Treasurer, made a famous remark: “If this Government cannot get the adjustment, get manufacturing going again, and keep moderate wage outcomes and a sensible economic policy, then Australia is basically done for,” Keating warned on the John Laws radio programme. “We will just end up being a third-rate economy, a banana republic.” Read more

Dr Oliver Hartwich
NZ Herald
27 May, 2020
Research Note Lessons from East Asias Covid 19 Containment 1

Research Note: Lessons from East Asia's Covid-19 Containment

Since the first cases of the Covid-19 virus emerged in the Chinese province of Wuhan, several East Asian countries including Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan have successfully 'flattened the curve' of infection rates. The three countries used common public policies in the first 50 days since each registered their 100th case. Read more

Joel Hernandez
Research Note
25 May, 2020
New Zealand

International confidence matters

This week, opinion polls revealed that the Government is more popular than ever. On current figures, Labour could comfortably govern alone, the Prime Minister’s ratings are stratospheric, and nine in ten New Zealanders approve of the Government’s handling of the public health crisis. Read more

Dr Oliver Hartwich
Insights Newsletter
22 May, 2020

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