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Rotorua mayor Steve Chadwic

Economically speaking: Devolved power needs responsibility, accountability

Fri 17 Feb

Three mayors are pursuing a proposal to deliver some central government social services at the local level.

Dr Eric Crampton, NZ Initiative

Fixing severe housing unaffordability has to be top priority for government

Tue 24 Jan 13

NZ Initiative's suggestions for fixing housing unaffordability.

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


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



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