Oliver Hartwich

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Dr Oliver Hartwich is the executive director of the NZ Initiative, "a think tank that is a membership organisation; an association of business leaders that is also a research institute."
He is a German-born economist and former Chief Economist at Policy Exchange, Britain’s leading independent think tank. He was a Research Fellow in the Economics Program at the Centre for Independent Studies in Sydney and wrote, among many other things, a weekly column for the Australian Business Spectator.
He is also a member of the Economic Society of Australia, the Foreign Correspondents' Association, the Mont Pelerin Society and the German journalistic network Die Achse des Guten.

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Articles by Oliver Hartwich

30th Mar 19, 10:12am
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Oliver Hartwich says the rest of Phil Twyford's housing policy is sufficiently ambitious and radical to solve NZ's housing problems without recourse to KiwiBuild
Oliver Hartwich says the rest of Phil Twyford's housing policy is sufficiently ambitious and radical to solve NZ's housing problems without recourse to KiwiBuild
30th Mar 19, 10:12am
15th Sep 18, 11:02am
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Oliver Hartwich says a new book is required reading for anyone wanting to understand 21st century politics
Oliver Hartwich says a new book is required reading for anyone wanting to understand 21st century politics
15th Sep 18, 11:02am
9th Dec 17, 10:12am
Oliver Hartwich suggests a solution to opposition MPs swamping new government ministers with thousands of questions of questionable worth
Oliver Hartwich suggests a solution to opposition MPs swamping new government ministers with thousands of questions of questionable worth
9th Dec 17, 10:12am
28th Oct 17, 8:17am
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Oliver Hartwich argues the best way for a central bank to achieve both low inflation and low unemployment is to make it pursue price stability alone
Oliver Hartwich argues the best way for a central bank to achieve both low inflation and low unemployment is to make it pursue price stability alone
28th Oct 17, 8:17am
28th Apr 17, 10:02am
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The New Zealand Initiative's Oliver Hartwich on liberalism in the trenches, elusive grains of sand, Islamic fashion, an apparently unfunny German, the decline of the white working class American man and more
The New Zealand Initiative's Oliver Hartwich on liberalism in the trenches, elusive grains of sand, Islamic fashion, an apparently unfunny German, the decline of the white working class American man and more
28th Apr 17, 10:02am
19th Feb 17, 8:55am
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Oliver Hartwich likes democracy but not elections because of the way they bring good governmnet to a halt. He wants to endure them less frequently
Oliver Hartwich likes democracy but not elections because of the way they bring good governmnet to a halt. He wants to endure them less frequently
19th Feb 17, 8:55am
28th Oct 16, 10:02am
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Oliver Hartwich on capitalism by another name, explaining Trump, the perils of health hype, understanding inequality, Brexit's language barrier, Ikea economics and more
Oliver Hartwich on capitalism by another name, explaining Trump, the perils of health hype, understanding inequality, Brexit's language barrier, Ikea economics and more
28th Oct 16, 10:02am
27th May 16, 10:00am
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Oliver Hartwich on going to France if you want to work less, Don Brash's take on monetary policy when inflation won't budge, the economics of love, Vietnam's openness to the free market & more
Oliver Hartwich on going to France if you want to work less, Don Brash's take on monetary policy when inflation won't budge, the economics of love, Vietnam's openness to the free market & more
27th May 16, 10:00am
8th Feb 16, 5:01am
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Oliver Hartwich argues free university education is the reverse of income redistribution and a regressive policy
Oliver Hartwich argues free university education is the reverse of income redistribution and a regressive policy
8th Feb 16, 5:01am
8th Sep 15, 9:35am
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Oliver Hartwich concludes his assessment of what whent wrong in Europe with the lessons for New Zealand
Oliver Hartwich concludes his assessment of what whent wrong in Europe with the lessons for New Zealand
8th Sep 15, 9:35am
7th Sep 15, 10:07am
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Oliver Hartwich argues the Eurozone crisis started on the day the Euro currency was introduced
Oliver Hartwich argues the Eurozone crisis started on the day the Euro currency was introduced
7th Sep 15, 10:07am
5th Sep 15, 1:39pm
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Oliver Hartwich shows how Europe is proving that 'demographics is destiny' and the signs point to a more peaceful, less creative, less dynamic, and more risk averse place that has lost its mojo
Oliver Hartwich shows how Europe is proving that 'demographics is destiny' and the signs point to a more peaceful, less creative, less dynamic, and more risk averse place that has lost its mojo
5th Sep 15, 1:39pm
4th Sep 15, 10:38am
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Oliver Hartwich tracks the rise of the European welfare state driving spending and taxes to unprecendented levels - 'bread and circuses' to mask its structural flaws
Oliver Hartwich tracks the rise of the European welfare state driving spending and taxes to unprecendented levels - 'bread and circuses' to mask its structural flaws
4th Sep 15, 10:38am
3rd Sep 15, 1:18pm
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Oliver Hartwich says that with it's deeply embedded parochial regionalism, the EU just can't operate like a nation-state. Everyone is foreign to everyone else
Oliver Hartwich says that with it's deeply embedded parochial regionalism, the EU just can't operate like a nation-state. Everyone is foreign to everyone else
3rd Sep 15, 1:18pm
2nd Sep 15, 2:01pm
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Oliver Hartwich argues 'democracy' operates quite differently in the EU, subservient to the goals of the European elites & voters are disengaged
Oliver Hartwich argues 'democracy' operates quite differently in the EU, subservient to the goals of the European elites & voters are disengaged
2nd Sep 15, 2:01pm
1st Sep 15, 12:20pm
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Oliver Hartwich leaves behind rose-tinted accounts of the history of European integration with a more realistic view of how they wandered into a dead end
Oliver Hartwich leaves behind rose-tinted accounts of the history of European integration with a more realistic view of how they wandered into a dead end
1st Sep 15, 12:20pm
31st Aug 15, 11:49am
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Oliver Hartwich looks at the lessons New Zealand policymakers can take from Europe's woes
Oliver Hartwich looks at the lessons New Zealand policymakers can take from Europe's woes
31st Aug 15, 11:49am
28th Aug 15, 10:34am
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Oliver Hartwich on doom and gloom in the global economy and the Donald Trump effect
Oliver Hartwich on doom and gloom in the global economy and the Donald Trump effect
28th Aug 15, 10:34am
15th Jun 15, 8:44am
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Oliver Hartwich defends social bonds & hits back at 'misinformed and misleading' critics
Oliver Hartwich defends social bonds & hits back at 'misinformed and misleading' critics
15th Jun 15, 8:44am
13th Jun 15, 1:56pm
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Oliver Hartwich looks deeper at the OECD Survey of New Zealand and finds a long list of previously ignored recommendations
Oliver Hartwich looks deeper at the OECD Survey of New Zealand and finds a long list of previously ignored recommendations
13th Jun 15, 1:56pm

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