NZIER principal economist Peter Wilson says 18 other OECD countries have some sort of independent budget agency that assesses political parties' spending plans

‘Keep the bastards honest’ – calls for a commission to cost political promises

Wed 11 Oct 6

Australia has set up a similar system, so why not have it here? An economist argues.

The Crown's fictitious capital charge for DHBs is lunacy

How fake costs fuel DHB deficits

Fri 6 Oct 21

Hunter's Corner: Perverse public sector financial management is contributing to health board headaches.

ANZ Bank New Zealand economist Sharon Zollner says the New Zealand economy has lost some of its lustre

Kiwi falls as US non-manufacturing index jumps

Thu 5 Oct

The US Institute for Supply Management's non-manufacturing index climbed to 59.8 in September, the highest in 12 years.

Jacinda Ardern: Appeared shifty and at sea on tax (photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

Tax backdown lays bare a lack of joined-up thinking

Thu 14 Sep 7

Order Paper: You can't just join up some slogans and call it a coherent policy. But that's what Labour is doing over tax.

NZIER chief economist Christina Leung notes the election is causing "some temporary softness in business investment"

Economic hits and myths for Election 2017

Mon 4 Sep 4

There are some palpable economic hits from New Zealand's non-rock star economy – but myths abound.

Labour finance spokesman Grant Robertson unveiled its updated alternative fiscal plan to incorporate the latest Treasury projections (photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

Labour eyes smaller operating surpluses

Tue 29 Aug 27

To help cover the additional spending, Labour would ditch National's promised tax adjustments.


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