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Economic columnist

John McDermott

Dr John McDermott is the Executive Director of Motu Economic and Public Policy Research. He received his PhD in Economics from Yale University. Before starting at Motu he spent eleven years as Assistant Governor at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand: Te Pūtea Matua. He has previously worked at Victoria University of Wellington, National Bank of New Zealand, and the International Monetary Fund. He has published numerous articles on international commodity prices, real exchanges rates, and business cycles. He continues to study aspects of New Zealand’s business cycle.

Dr McDermott has won the 2019 NZIER annual economics award, the New Zealand equivalent of the Nobel economics prize in recognition of being the foremost macro-economist in policy circles for at least the past decade.

John McDermott's Articles

The uneven effect when prices rise

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Thu, 21 Jul 2022

Do we need another Saturday night special?

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Thu, 07 Jul 2022

Real reason inflation will persist as a problem

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Thu, 23 Jun 2022

Central bank search for neutral becomes paramount

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Thu, 09 Jun 2022

The battle against inflation has begun

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Thu, 26 May 2022

How did we keep inflation so low?

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Thu, 12 May 2022

Inflation is costly, low and fixed incomes will hurt the most

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Thu, 28 Apr 2022

Monetary policy: when good news is bad news

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Thu, 14 Apr 2022

The price puzzle

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Thu, 31 Mar 2022

A tale of two stories in one statistic: GDP

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Tue, 15 Mar 2022

War, commodity prices and inflation - the perfect storm

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Tue, 01 Mar 2022

Current account deficit still a problem

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Tue, 15 Feb 2022
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