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Productivity

5th Jun 21, 9:46am
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
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
27th May 21, 11:54am
Guy Trafford says unless the Government intends all of us to become beneficiaries its needs to do more than pay scant lip service to New Zealand’s future and focus on improving productivity
Guy Trafford says unless the Government intends all of us to become beneficiaries its needs to do more than pay scant lip service to New Zealand’s future and focus on improving productivity
27th May 21, 11:54am
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27th May 21, 6:27am
by Guest
New Productivity Commission report shows New Zealanders work harder yet produce far less than workers in other OECD countries
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New Productivity Commission report shows New Zealanders work harder yet produce far less than workers in other OECD countries
27th May 21, 6:27am
9th May 21, 6:01am
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
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
16th Apr 21, 9:31am
Guy Trafford notes that while farmers have achieved substantial productivity gains, the country as a whole hasn't as some Government policies and core SOEs undermine private sector improvements
Guy Trafford notes that while farmers have achieved substantial productivity gains, the country as a whole hasn't as some Government policies and core SOEs undermine private sector improvements
16th Apr 21, 9:31am
6th Dec 20, 9:02am
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Diane Coyle argues that "building back better" after COVID-19 requires more long-term focus on natural and social capital
Diane Coyle argues that "building back better" after COVID-19 requires more long-term focus on natural and social capital
6th Dec 20, 9:02am
4th Dec 20, 10:42am
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The Productivity Commission details ways to improve the performance of New Zealand’s so-called frontier firms, saying doing so would be a key plank in boosting productivity
The Productivity Commission details ways to improve the performance of New Zealand’s so-called frontier firms, saying doing so would be a key plank in boosting productivity
4th Dec 20, 10:42am
15th Oct 20, 10:54am
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Diane Coyle urges researchers to investigate how policy coodination can boost growth and living standards
Diane Coyle urges researchers to investigate how policy coodination can boost growth and living standards
15th Oct 20, 10:54am
21st Sep 20, 9:21am
Economist Brian Easton looks at half a dozen external economic issues that will greatly affect this country
Economist Brian Easton looks at half a dozen external economic issues that will greatly affect this country
21st Sep 20, 9:21am
18th Sep 20, 9:07am
BNZ economist Paul Conway says the challenge for New Zealand's political parties is to reframe their thinking and create an economic plan that breaks the shackles of our 'economic geography'
BNZ economist Paul Conway says the challenge for New Zealand's political parties is to reframe their thinking and create an economic plan that breaks the shackles of our 'economic geography'
18th Sep 20, 9:07am
10th Sep 20, 10:22am
Brian Fallow argues nothing about Labour's tax policy indicates a willingness to deliver a tax system to tackle the triple challenge of the debt legacy of the pandemic, stunted productivity and shameful levels of child poverty
Brian Fallow argues nothing about Labour's tax policy indicates a willingness to deliver a tax system to tackle the triple challenge of the debt legacy of the pandemic, stunted productivity and shameful levels of child poverty
10th Sep 20, 10:22am
4th Sep 20, 6:33am
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The Productivity Commission's Jo Smith says directors have emphasised the importance of having the right diversity of thinking, skills and experience at the board table
The Productivity Commission's Jo Smith says directors have emphasised the importance of having the right diversity of thinking, skills and experience at the board table
4th Sep 20, 6:33am
13th Aug 20, 12:33pm
Alison Brook argues the COVID-19 crisis offers the opportunity for New Zealand to reorientate to a 'new normal' that will enable it to shrug off the decades of poor productivity and create sustainable growth
Alison Brook argues the COVID-19 crisis offers the opportunity for New Zealand to reorientate to a 'new normal' that will enable it to shrug off the decades of poor productivity and create sustainable growth
13th Aug 20, 12:33pm
21st Jul 20, 8:56am
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The Productivity Commission's Patrick Nolan says getting a clearer picture of what success looks like can help illustrate the challenges facing New Zealand firms striving to be world class
The Productivity Commission's Patrick Nolan says getting a clearer picture of what success looks like can help illustrate the challenges facing New Zealand firms striving to be world class
21st Jul 20, 8:56am
10th Jul 20, 10:11am
Guy Trafford sees new food and land-use virtue rules accelerating the rise in the cost of local food, or a faster rise in imported food, or both
Guy Trafford sees new food and land-use virtue rules accelerating the rise in the cost of local food, or a faster rise in imported food, or both
10th Jul 20, 10:11am
8th Jul 20, 10:09am
Guy Trafford is disappointed that the latest MPI aspirational document highlights yet more confusing signals for the rural sector, devoid of detail of what will be supported
Guy Trafford is disappointed that the latest MPI aspirational document highlights yet more confusing signals for the rural sector, devoid of detail of what will be supported
8th Jul 20, 10:09am
29th Jun 20, 11:18am
Economist Brian Easton asks: Will the Covid Crisis lead to a dramatic redirection for New Zealand and the World?
Economist Brian Easton asks: Will the Covid Crisis lead to a dramatic redirection for New Zealand and the World?
29th Jun 20, 11:18am
20th Jun 20, 9:54am
Paul Conway argues New Zealand must leverage our ‘can-do’ attitude and strong international integrity to build a better economy that delivers for all New Zealanders
Paul Conway argues New Zealand must leverage our ‘can-do’ attitude and strong international integrity to build a better economy that delivers for all New Zealanders
20th Jun 20, 9:54am
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11th Jun 20, 10:02am
PwC argues rebuilding the economy post COVID-19 should include tax reforms and addressing the 'elephant in the room' of capital gains tax
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PwC argues rebuilding the economy post COVID-19 should include tax reforms and addressing the 'elephant in the room' of capital gains tax
11th Jun 20, 10:02am
8th Jun 20, 10:00am
Economist Brian Easton says we have to design a system which provides income support for the unemployed while encouraging employment transition
Economist Brian Easton says we have to design a system which provides income support for the unemployed while encouraging employment transition
8th Jun 20, 10:00am
28th May 20, 5:02am
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The Productivity Commission's Hamed Shafiee says the goal should not be simply to rebuild the economy we had, but to shift gear and find new ways for the economy to reach its full potential
The Productivity Commission's Hamed Shafiee says the goal should not be simply to rebuild the economy we had, but to shift gear and find new ways for the economy to reach its full potential
28th May 20, 5:02am
25th May 20, 12:20pm
Economist Brian Easton says the media treat budgets as bit of a circus: lots of theatre and soon forgotten. For a serious economist they show how the official team of economists is thinking about the wider economy
Economist Brian Easton says the media treat budgets as bit of a circus: lots of theatre and soon forgotten. For a serious economist they show how the official team of economists is thinking about the wider economy
25th May 20, 12:20pm
24th May 20, 6:02am
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BNZ economist Paul Conway says the overarching objective of rebuilding the economy in the wake of COVID-19 must be to improve productivity and ensure the benefits are widely spread
BNZ economist Paul Conway says the overarching objective of rebuilding the economy in the wake of COVID-19 must be to improve productivity and ensure the benefits are widely spread
24th May 20, 6:02am
15th May 20, 10:00am
Massey University's Alison Brook on whether we are ready to leave lockdown, the chances of an Aussie summer holiday, wage subsidies and zombie companies, exports will be the key and celebrity backlash in the Age of Covid
Massey University's Alison Brook on whether we are ready to leave lockdown, the chances of an Aussie summer holiday, wage subsidies and zombie companies, exports will be the key and celebrity backlash in the Age of Covid
15th May 20, 10:00am
13th May 20, 11:50am
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The Productivity Commission's Jo Smith says increasing the productivity of Māori firms presents an opportunity for supporting the wellbeing of Māori, and all New Zealanders
The Productivity Commission's Jo Smith says increasing the productivity of Māori firms presents an opportunity for supporting the wellbeing of Māori, and all New Zealanders
13th May 20, 11:50am

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