Graeme Wheeler

Economist Michael Reddell says the Reserve Bank board should be scrapped

What to do about RBNZ's cheerleading board

Mon 5 Mar 11

Opinion: Five-yearly agreements are extremely odd unless you’re in China or the former Soviet Union.

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New Year Honours 2018: Companions include former RBNZ governor, cabinet ministers

Sat 30 Dec

Others include Auckland businessman Bill Birnie, former Federated Farmers president William Rolleston and technology educator Frances Valintine.

Former Reserve Bank official Michael Reddell says "Bureaucrats protect themselves and their bureau."

Reserve Bank’s perplexing penchant for secrecy

Mon 27 Nov

The Reserve Bank's reluctance to provide information about Westpac’s transgressions is appalling.

Finance Minister Grant Robertson says full employment will be a goal but won't be defined (photo: Rob Hosking)

Robertson announces Reserve Bank changes – but how much difference will it really make?

Tue 7 Nov 1

Presumptions that including full employment as a policy target will mean lower interest rates seem to be somewhat misguided. 

Just because Winston Peters hasn't followed through on campaign rhetoric about changing the monetary policy regime in the past doesn't mean he won't this time (photo: Jerry Yelich O'Connor)

Seductive slogans versus the reality of monetary policy

Fri 13 Oct 3

The claim the Reserve Bank is only concerned with inflation is one of the biggest economic myths in New Zealand. It is high time it was laid to rest.

Infometrics economist Mieke Welvaert says the Reserve Bank appears to be nowhere near a point where it is ready to remove LVR restrictions

Reserve Bank unlikely to roll back LVR restrictions from this year

Mon 2 Oct 1

This is despite Real Estate Institute figures showing that in the year to July, house sales across the country were down by 23%.

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