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Alison Brook wonders if public policy makers have the patience to deleverage through a mix of cutting spending, reducing debt, transferring wealth and printing money to avoid a disastrous end to the debt supercycle
25th Oct 21, 10:00am
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Alison Brook wonders if public policy makers have the patience to deleverage through a mix of cutting spending, reducing debt, transferring wealth and printing money to avoid a disastrous end to the debt supercycle
Alison Brook wonders if persistently low interest rates may be doing more harm than good. They lead to debt accumulation, increasing asset prices, and ultimately limit the economy's ability to grow
2nd Oct 21, 9:55am
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Alison Brook wonders if persistently low interest rates may be doing more harm than good. They lead to debt accumulation, increasing asset prices, and ultimately limit the economy's ability to grow
Alison Brook says that to reverse our poor trade performance over the past 20 years, we need to set goals to build private savings, and champion the benefits of trade
1st Sep 21, 8:10am
Alison Brook says that to reverse our poor trade performance over the past 20 years, we need to set goals to build private savings, and champion the benefits of trade
With our working age population past its peak, immigration stunted, and scepticism towards adopting technology for productivity, Alison Brook suggests New Zealand will struggle to expand its economic base and living standards
7th Aug 21, 9:17am
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With our working age population past its peak, immigration stunted, and scepticism towards adopting technology for productivity, Alison Brook suggests New Zealand will struggle to expand its economic base and living standards
We may be focused on finding a way through this particular pandemic, but Alison Brook notes that there are many lessons available from past pandemics about what we should expect
10th Jul 21, 9:01am
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We may be focused on finding a way through this particular pandemic, but Alison Brook notes that there are many lessons available from past pandemics about what we should expect
Alison Brook takes a look at what's going on with inflation. Is its rise being driven by transitory factors, or is there more to it?
26th Jun 21, 8:46am
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Alison Brook takes a look at what's going on with inflation. Is its rise being driven by transitory factors, or is there more to it?
Alison Brook finds that rising anger at the shortage of houses and soaring housing wealth inequality will mean that public officials will have no choice but to address the housing affordability crisis that almost no homeowner wants to solve
5th Jun 21, 9:46am
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Alison Brook finds that rising anger at the shortage of houses and soaring housing wealth inequality will mean that public officials will have no choice but to address the housing affordability crisis that almost no homeowner wants to solve
A country’s ability to improve its standard of living over time depends almost entirely on its ability to raise its output per worker. And Budget 2021 puts that off again, to our wellbeing detriment
22nd May 21, 10:09am
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A country’s ability to improve its standard of living over time depends almost entirely on its ability to raise its output per worker. And Budget 2021 puts that off again, to our wellbeing detriment
Productivity improvements are hard. But research shows than the biggest gains can be had by simply “catching up” with existing best practices. A missing collective aspiration to be better, to trying harder, is holding us back
9th May 21, 6:01am
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Productivity improvements are hard. But research shows than the biggest gains can be had by simply “catching up” with existing best practices. A missing collective aspiration to be better, to trying harder, is holding us back
Alison Brook wonders if our slow rollout of vaccine protection is just extending the economic pain for the people working in our tourism and education sectors in an unnecessary way
24th Apr 21, 9:54am
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Alison Brook wonders if our slow rollout of vaccine protection is just extending the economic pain for the people working in our tourism and education sectors in an unnecessary way
Alison Brook says the time may be right (if not overdue) for the Government to consider using tax incentives to boost household savings. Decades of other ideas have failed
5th Apr 21, 8:29am
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Alison Brook says the time may be right (if not overdue) for the Government to consider using tax incentives to boost household savings. Decades of other ideas have failed
Massey's world-first, machine-learning GDP predictor "GDPLive" got an intense lesson on how to handle the unexpected in 2020. Christoph Schumacher looks at how it has handled the challenges
18th Mar 21, 1:49pm
by Guest
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Massey's world-first, machine-learning GDP predictor "GDPLive" got an intense lesson on how to handle the unexpected in 2020. Christoph Schumacher looks at how it has handled the challenges
Struggling companies, artificially propped up by benign lending practices and government support, who cannot pay down the principal on their debt will drain resources from the economy, will slow the recovery and dampen our sluggish productivity growth
13th Mar 21, 9:31am
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Struggling companies, artificially propped up by benign lending practices and government support, who cannot pay down the principal on their debt will drain resources from the economy, will slow the recovery and dampen our sluggish productivity growth
Alison Brook concludes New Zealand chose the right strategy when faced with the pandemic threat. The challenges will be different however when we try to navigate the post-pandemic realities. Will we still be a winner then?
27th Feb 21, 10:11am
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Alison Brook concludes New Zealand chose the right strategy when faced with the pandemic threat. The challenges will be different however when we try to navigate the post-pandemic realities. Will we still be a winner then?
Alison Brook explores where New Zealand stands with targeting new infrastructure investment, what is shovel-ready, and how it may affect our national productivity
12th Feb 21, 9:23am
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Alison Brook explores where New Zealand stands with targeting new infrastructure investment, what is shovel-ready, and how it may affect our national productivity
The whole purpose of technological advancements is to enable goods and services to be produced and distributed more efficiently and at a lower cost. Yet these big deflationary forces are not captured in official policy models notes Alison Brook
20th Jan 21, 11:54am
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The whole purpose of technological advancements is to enable goods and services to be produced and distributed more efficiently and at a lower cost. Yet these big deflationary forces are not captured in official policy models notes Alison Brook
Massey's Christoph Schumacher looks at some of New Zealand’s leading and lagging indicators and sees an economy that has weathered the corona crisis surprisingly well, with many indicators out-performing historic averages
19th Dec 20, 9:11am
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Massey's Christoph Schumacher looks at some of New Zealand’s leading and lagging indicators and sees an economy that has weathered the corona crisis surprisingly well, with many indicators out-performing historic averages
Massey's Alison Brook says the unsustainable imbalances of debt, saving and investment will inevitably worsen inequality, and then require increasingly radical solutions if they are left to fester for much longer
26th Nov 20, 11:12am
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Massey's Alison Brook says the unsustainable imbalances of debt, saving and investment will inevitably worsen inequality, and then require increasingly radical solutions if they are left to fester for much longer
Massey University's GDP Live team with the global liquidity trap, climate change, the faster than expected global recovery, why inflation may be higher than we think and a return to the old normal?
20th Nov 20, 10:21am
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Massey University's GDP Live team with the global liquidity trap, climate change, the faster than expected global recovery, why inflation may be higher than we think and a return to the old normal?
Massey's Alison Brook investigates the current fad to decouple from globalisation. Are we about to jump from efficient but painful global settings into inefficient and even more painful policies?
11th Nov 20, 10:17am
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Massey's Alison Brook investigates the current fad to decouple from globalisation. Are we about to jump from efficient but painful global settings into inefficient and even more painful policies?
Massey's Alison Brook explains why a K-shaped recovery is what we are heading for and the four factors that make it the most likely outcome
22nd Oct 20, 7:40am
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Massey's Alison Brook explains why a K-shaped recovery is what we are heading for and the four factors that make it the most likely outcome
Alison Brook finds that there are now more underemployed people in our workforce than those jobless, and that underemployment will continue to climb and may never return to pre-pandemic levels. The implications are large and negative
3rd Oct 20, 9:52am
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Alison Brook finds that there are now more underemployed people in our workforce than those jobless, and that underemployment will continue to climb and may never return to pre-pandemic levels. The implications are large and negative
Alison Brook says while Covid-19 is unlikely to signal the end of the office, if working from home can improve productivity then this could be a rare positive arising from the crisis
16th Sep 20, 12:57pm
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Alison Brook says while Covid-19 is unlikely to signal the end of the office, if working from home can improve productivity then this could be a rare positive arising from the crisis
Alison Brook asks if, in the context of our already high levels of household debt, we are relegating ourselves to a tepid, low-growth recovery
3rd Sep 20, 8:57am
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Alison Brook asks if, in the context of our already high levels of household debt, we are relegating ourselves to a tepid, low-growth recovery
Massey University's GDP Live team with the fear of COVID, hopes of a vaccine, antitrust enforcement in the internet era, why fiscal stimulus won't cause an inflation surge and a new era of creative destruction?
21st Aug 20, 10:00am
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Massey University's GDP Live team with the fear of COVID, hopes of a vaccine, antitrust enforcement in the internet era, why fiscal stimulus won't cause an inflation surge and a new era of creative destruction?