Matt Nolan

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Matt Nolan is a senior economist at Infometrics. He focuses primarily on the outlook for the private sector, by attempting to understand changes and movement in household and business behaviour. In order to do this he uses a range of empirical models, while keeping a keen eye on current events. He enjoys trying to explain the sometimes wonkish views of economists in a way that people can understand. Matt joined Infometrics in early 2007, and has an MCA in Economics from Victoria University of Wellington.

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Articles by Matt Nolan

6th Aug 13, 9:50am
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Matt Nolan looks at how fairness and redistribution work in the way taxes are designed and who actually pays after the resulting 'incentive' shifts
Matt Nolan looks at how fairness and redistribution work in the way taxes are designed and who actually pays after the resulting 'incentive' shifts
6th Aug 13, 9:50am
23rd Jul 13, 9:39am
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Matt Nolan takes a close look at fairness and points to equality of opportunity rather than eliminating inequality as a better goal
Matt Nolan takes a close look at fairness and points to equality of opportunity rather than eliminating inequality as a better goal
23rd Jul 13, 9:39am
9th Jul 13, 1:18pm
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Matt Nolan says anyone pushing bans of the sale of property to non-residents just doesn’t understand the ‘problem’
Matt Nolan says anyone pushing bans of the sale of property to non-residents just doesn’t understand the ‘problem’
9th Jul 13, 1:18pm
25th Jun 13, 10:49am
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Matt Nolan looks at how taxes on consumption and capital income work, and how they differ from income taxes
Matt Nolan looks at how taxes on consumption and capital income work, and how they differ from income taxes
25th Jun 13, 10:49am
14th Jun 13, 2:50pm
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Matt Nolan says its not the RBNZ's job to pop housing bubbles - that's the government's 'fiscal' role
Matt Nolan says its not the RBNZ's job to pop housing bubbles - that's the government's 'fiscal' role
14th Jun 13, 2:50pm
11th Jun 13, 10:14am
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Matt Nolan looks at why we have income taxes, their benefits and the problems with efficiency and 'deadweight losses'
Matt Nolan looks at why we have income taxes, their benefits and the problems with efficiency and 'deadweight losses'
11th Jun 13, 10:14am
5th Jun 13, 9:05am
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Matt Nolan has seven reasons he disagrees with Lowell Manning on housing affordability
Matt Nolan has seven reasons he disagrees with Lowell Manning on housing affordability
5th Jun 13, 9:05am
28th May 13, 10:36am
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Matt Nolan looks at tax systems and how we can focus on fairness while keeping them efficient
Matt Nolan looks at tax systems and how we can focus on fairness while keeping them efficient
28th May 13, 10:36am
14th May 13, 1:41pm
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Matt Nolan explores how tax distorts behaviour and who ends up bearing the actual cost of a tax
Matt Nolan explores how tax distorts behaviour and who ends up bearing the actual cost of a tax
14th May 13, 1:41pm
30th Apr 13, 12:08pm
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Matt Nolan explores what tax is and the trade-offs involved with different ways of taxing
Matt Nolan explores what tax is and the trade-offs involved with different ways of taxing
30th Apr 13, 12:08pm
16th Apr 13, 12:36pm
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Matt Nolan says that current account deficits are not bad in themselves, but the stock of debt needs to grow more slowly than the stock of assets
Matt Nolan says that current account deficits are not bad in themselves, but the stock of debt needs to grow more slowly than the stock of assets
16th Apr 13, 12:36pm
2nd Apr 13, 11:14am
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Matt Nolan looks how a deposit levy can help get the 'incentives' right for savers, bank shareholders, management, and taxpayers to avoid banks going bad
Matt Nolan looks how a deposit levy can help get the 'incentives' right for savers, bank shareholders, management, and taxpayers to avoid banks going bad
2nd Apr 13, 11:14am
22nd Mar 13, 10:19am
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Opinion: Matt Nolan says he agrees more with Labour and the Greens than National and the Reserve Bank on the risks faced by NZ investors
Opinion: Matt Nolan says he agrees more with Labour and the Greens than National and the Reserve Bank on the risks faced by NZ investors
22nd Mar 13, 10:19am
19th Mar 13, 10:35am
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Matt Nolan looks at the winners and losers from property and bond 'bubbles' and assesses whether foreign investment actually benefits New Zealand. Your view?
Matt Nolan looks at the winners and losers from property and bond 'bubbles' and assesses whether foreign investment actually benefits New Zealand. Your view?
19th Mar 13, 10:35am
6th Mar 13, 9:26am
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Matt Nolan looks at unemployment and calls for policies that help match employees skills to employers requirements in a positive way. Your view?
Matt Nolan looks at unemployment and calls for policies that help match employees skills to employers requirements in a positive way. Your view?
6th Mar 13, 9:26am
26th Feb 13, 12:12pm
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Matt Nolan explains that exchange rates are a symptom not a cause of our economic situation. He lists six possible reasons it is high and likely to stay there. Your view?
Matt Nolan explains that exchange rates are a symptom not a cause of our economic situation. He lists six possible reasons it is high and likely to stay there. Your view?
26th Feb 13, 12:12pm
13th Feb 13, 3:20pm
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Matt Nolan takes issue with Bernard Hickey's conclusions when applying a speech by British FSA boss Adair Turner to a NZ context
Matt Nolan takes issue with Bernard Hickey's conclusions when applying a speech by British FSA boss Adair Turner to a NZ context
13th Feb 13, 3:20pm
5th Feb 13, 11:00am
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Matt Nolan looks at comparative advantage from a NZ viewpoint. The goal should be to excel and innovate when change happens, not hold on to failing industry. Your view?
Matt Nolan looks at comparative advantage from a NZ viewpoint. The goal should be to excel and innovate when change happens, not hold on to failing industry. Your view?
5th Feb 13, 11:00am
22nd Jan 13, 1:33pm
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Matt Nolan explains how we can live with the consequences of huge productivity improvements coming from technological change. Your view?
Matt Nolan explains how we can live with the consequences of huge productivity improvements coming from technological change. Your view?
22nd Jan 13, 1:33pm
10th Dec 12, 3:16pm
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Matt Nolan says the decline of middle class household incomes is an American issue, not a New Zealand one; ours have risen even in difficult times. We should worry about other income issues he says. Your view?
Matt Nolan says the decline of middle class household incomes is an American issue, not a New Zealand one; ours have risen even in difficult times. We should worry about other income issues he says. Your view?
10th Dec 12, 3:16pm
4th Dec 12, 9:20am
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Matt Nolan says history has shown it is not possible to have a perfectly competitive financial sector and a perfectly stable banking sector. We should debate the trade-offs, he says. Your view?
Matt Nolan says history has shown it is not possible to have a perfectly competitive financial sector and a perfectly stable banking sector. We should debate the trade-offs, he says. Your view?
4th Dec 12, 9:20am
27th Nov 12, 10:59am
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Matt Nolan finds that early mistakes by the US Fed allowed the global financial crisis to take hold, but it is the ECB's timidity that is causing it to drag on and on. Your view?
Matt Nolan finds that early mistakes by the US Fed allowed the global financial crisis to take hold, but it is the ECB's timidity that is causing it to drag on and on. Your view?
27th Nov 12, 10:59am
20th Nov 12, 12:02pm
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Matt Nolan says when depositors lose faith in banks, a crisis follows with a recession or depression. He says regulation can protect us, but new stresses occur in unexpected ways. Your view?
Matt Nolan says when depositors lose faith in banks, a crisis follows with a recession or depression. He says regulation can protect us, but new stresses occur in unexpected ways. Your view?
20th Nov 12, 12:02pm
30th Aug 12, 3:31pm
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Opinion: In defence of inflation targeting in NZ; Why the RBNZ is a scapegoat for the failure of government
Opinion: In defence of inflation targeting in NZ; Why the RBNZ is a scapegoat for the failure of government
30th Aug 12, 3:31pm

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