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New Zealand Initiative head of Research Eric Crampton

Debate rages on over interest-free student loans

Tue 23 Aug 13

NBR readers give their thoughts on whether the government should charge interest on student loans. With special feature audio.

Is targeted assistance better than interest-free loans for all? (Pictured: Otago University students)

Dump interest-free student loans

WEEKEND REVIEW Sat 20 Aug 47

This past year alone, the government lent $1.5 billion under the student loan scheme, and immediately wiped $602 million from the value of that asset.

The New Zealand Initiative's Eric Crampton

Rigorous analysis doesn't equal 'ideological burp' – Crampton chides Film Commission

Wed 17 Aug 1

NZ Initiative research head takes up cudgels after the Treasury’s position on film subsidies is sledged. With special feature audio.

Eric Crampton

Economically Speaking: Taxes don’t build homes

Fri 22 Jul

In theory and in practice, capital gains taxes won’t solve a housing shortage

 
Eric Crampton

Schools need to unlock data

WEEKEND REVIEW Fri 24 Jun 4

OPINION: Students come to school from different starting points. With special feature audio.

Environment Minister Nick Smith

Bottling water and cutting out the middle-cow

WEEKEND REVIEW Fri 8 Apr 16

OPINION: Eric Crampton went through the current controversies about an Ashburton water bottling plant.

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