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Secretary of the treasury Gabriel Makhlouf

Economically speaking: The cost of policy


The Greens’ proposal that election campaign promises be costed has drawn the praise it is due: it is an excellent proposal.

New Zealand Initiative head of research Eric Crampton

NBR readers have their say on the sale of e-cigarettes

Tue 12 Jan 3

"Why is there a discussion about increasing the excise tax on cigarettes, when allowing and promoting switching to vaping would do far more to reduce harm?"

Dr Eric Crampton

Smokers already pay their own way says economist as 10% tax hike kicks in

Fri 1 Jan 3

Report says tax hike is about revenue gathering | Crampton calls for easier access to e-cigarettes. 

NZ Initiative head of research Dr Eric Crampton

Uber hindered under Transport Ministry's proposed rules – Crampton

Tue 15 Dec 5

Government's recommendations will make it harder for new Uber drivers to come to market, think tank says. With special audio feature.

Treasury Secretary Gabriel Makhlouf

Wishful Treasury thinking?

Wed 25 Nov 7

Eric Crampton on Gabriel Makhlouf's case for business diversity.


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