Monthly Archives: January 2019

Children’s development accounts and our equity and productivity challenges

Underdeveloped human capital and low domestic savings rates explain much of New Zealand’s child poverty and its stagnating economy-wide productivity. Lifting New Zealand’s productivity is the major determinant of future per capita incomes. Productivity growth depends on higher savings rates … Continue reading

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What should we do about climate change?

  We adapt differently to sudden shocks and to incremental change, even where the latter is catastrophic.  The former are visibly and quickly disruptive and put pressure on politicians to act now.  The latter are slow moving, with uncertain impacts … Continue reading

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