Benje Patterson

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Benje Patterson's responsibilities at Infometrics include compiling forecasts and writing commentaries on the transport sector, tourism, fiscal policy, the external sector, and the international economy.  As part of his role overseeing the transport sector, he produces our transport monthly and manages our used car price indices.
Benje enjoys applying financial modelling techniques to forecast and understand issues pertaining to fiscal policy and other macroeconomic variables.  Benje has also written and presented on his views regarding the need to reform structural fiscal spending on the elderly and tertiary education.  He believes that current policy settings protect the interests of people who are least in need and will unnecessarily exacerbate intergenerational tensions. 

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Articles by Benje Patterson

15th Dec 17, 10:02am
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Benje Patterson looks at 10 ways to kickstart your financial health
Benje Patterson looks at 10 ways to kickstart your financial health
15th Dec 17, 10:02am
7th Jul 17, 10:02am
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Benje Patterson examines the personal finance ramifications of tying up money in housing
Benje Patterson examines the personal finance ramifications of tying up money in housing
7th Jul 17, 10:02am
9th Dec 16, 10:02am
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Benje Patterson gets up close and personal with the regional population diaspora
Benje Patterson gets up close and personal with the regional population diaspora
9th Dec 16, 10:02am
26th Oct 16, 5:24pm
As the ripple effect pushes out from Auckland for residential property, Benje Patterson looks at the implications for commercial property
As the ripple effect pushes out from Auckland for residential property, Benje Patterson looks at the implications for commercial property
26th Oct 16, 5:24pm
15th Jul 16, 10:02am
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Benje Patterson plunges into the world of local politics: Taxing Auckland's vacant houses, bringing kiwi birds back to Wellington, the allure of small towns, more satire needed, but careful on that, Dilbert & more
Benje Patterson plunges into the world of local politics: Taxing Auckland's vacant houses, bringing kiwi birds back to Wellington, the allure of small towns, more satire needed, but careful on that, Dilbert & more
15th Jul 16, 10:02am
31st May 16, 10:29am
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Benje Patterson wants regional policy makers to use much more than a GDP metric to inform the progress of their regions in improving 'well-being'
Benje Patterson wants regional policy makers to use much more than a GDP metric to inform the progress of their regions in improving 'well-being'
31st May 16, 10:29am
3rd May 16, 10:00am
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Benje Patterson says the pressure is on to accommodate the surge in tourism and unoccupied private holiday homes could become the basis of a quick but crucial expansion of capacity
Benje Patterson says the pressure is on to accommodate the surge in tourism and unoccupied private holiday homes could become the basis of a quick but crucial expansion of capacity
3rd May 16, 10:00am
15th Apr 16, 10:02am
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Benje Patterson on the Top 10 reasons why we shouldn't hate on freedom campers
Benje Patterson on the Top 10 reasons why we shouldn't hate on freedom campers
15th Apr 16, 10:02am
29th Mar 16, 10:14am
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Benje Patterson says the regions are in great shape, despite dairy, with resilience built on wide diversification, flexibility & housing affordability
Benje Patterson says the regions are in great shape, despite dairy, with resilience built on wide diversification, flexibility & housing affordability
29th Mar 16, 10:14am
29th Sep 15, 12:21pm
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Benje Patterson singles out six regions thriving despite (or because of) the dairy downturn. Meat, horticulture, seafood and tourism -based industries are helping drive confidence and investment
Benje Patterson singles out six regions thriving despite (or because of) the dairy downturn. Meat, horticulture, seafood and tourism -based industries are helping drive confidence and investment
29th Sep 15, 12:21pm
14th Aug 15, 10:02am
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Benje Patterson on 10 reasons why you shouldn’t get your knickers in a twist over the sour outlook for the dairy sector
Benje Patterson on 10 reasons why you shouldn’t get your knickers in a twist over the sour outlook for the dairy sector
14th Aug 15, 10:02am
28th Jul 15, 11:10am
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Benje Patterson says the stars seem aligned for strong growth in international education’s contribution to export earnings over coming years
Benje Patterson says the stars seem aligned for strong growth in international education’s contribution to export earnings over coming years
28th Jul 15, 11:10am
3rd Jun 15, 11:03am
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Bay of Plenty city attracting population in broad-based economic expansion based on strong jobs growth and affordable housing
Bay of Plenty city attracting population in broad-based economic expansion based on strong jobs growth and affordable housing
3rd Jun 15, 11:03am
16th May 15, 6:04am
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Benje Patterson wonders why requiring banks to hold more capital for property investor lending isn't a policy action that is being used
Benje Patterson wonders why requiring banks to hold more capital for property investor lending isn't a policy action that is being used
16th May 15, 6:04am
17th Apr 15, 10:51am
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Benje Patterson on digital hitchhiking, dismantling Wellington's runway extension, Hobbit costumes, potty training for tourists, the daylight robbery of roaming, Dilbert & more
Benje Patterson on digital hitchhiking, dismantling Wellington's runway extension, Hobbit costumes, potty training for tourists, the daylight robbery of roaming, Dilbert & more
17th Apr 15, 10:51am
14th Apr 15, 1:46pm
Benje Patterson says the good times have returned for regional tourism and the outlook is bright
Benje Patterson says the good times have returned for regional tourism and the outlook is bright
14th Apr 15, 1:46pm
17th Dec 14, 9:54am
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Benje Patterson's open letter to Bill English calls for tightening student loan repayment criteria to minimise the costs of 'parasitic behaviour'
Benje Patterson's open letter to Bill English calls for tightening student loan repayment criteria to minimise the costs of 'parasitic behaviour'
17th Dec 14, 9:54am
9th Sep 14, 12:20pm
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Benje Patterson wants to see the evidence of regional airfare price gouging - especially as Jetstar can't foot it with Air New Zealand in these markets
Benje Patterson wants to see the evidence of regional airfare price gouging - especially as Jetstar can't foot it with Air New Zealand in these markets
9th Sep 14, 12:20pm
1st Jul 14, 11:11am
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Let structural change in the provinces play out says Benje Patterson. This is the best way for the whole country to build flexible competitiveness he says
Let structural change in the provinces play out says Benje Patterson. This is the best way for the whole country to build flexible competitiveness he says
1st Jul 14, 11:11am
22nd Apr 14, 10:40am
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Do Easter commercial restrictions still make sense? Benje Patterson reviews the pros and cons today as opposed to when the law was originally set up
Do Easter commercial restrictions still make sense? Benje Patterson reviews the pros and cons today as opposed to when the law was originally set up
22nd Apr 14, 10:40am

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