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Big Data creates enormous opportunities for better understanding the impacts and effectiveness of economic and public policy, such as social investment. But our newfound capacity for collecting data and targeting intervention creates risks as well as opportunities. How can we get the best out of Big Data without enabling the worst, whether in government, business read more
Recently the New Zealand Herald published an article by a member of the National Party under the heading: “National’s ‘super city’ for Auckland is not working’. The article describes how, in 2008, the newly elected government in Wellington ignored the report of the Royal Commission: “its politicians got it wrong … and imposed their own read more
In July and August The Policy Observatory will host a series of conversations about the future of the New Zealand economy. Chaired by Rod Oram, each event covers a different topic: the future of trade in a world with the re-emergence of nationalist populism and where voters are sceptical of big trade deals; the balance read more
Aug 03 2017
Chaired by AUT Adjunct Professor Rod Oram, this is the third of a series of
WG308, Sir Paul Reeves Building, AUT
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Jul 20 2017
Chaired by AUT Adjunct Professor Rod Oram, this is the second of a series of
WA224 Conference Centre, AUT
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Jul 13 2017
Chaired by AUT Adjunct Professor Rod Oram, this is the first of a series of
WA224 Conference Centre, AUT
5:30pm - 7:00pm
A public forum featuring:Alistair Shaw (NZUSA), Brian Easton (economist), Dave Guerin (Editor, Ed Directions), Gus Gilmore (Chief executive, MIT), Julienne Molineaux (The Policy Observatory), Sandra Grey (TEU), and Shaun Hendy (University of Auckland).On Thursday 11th May The Policy Observatory hosted a panel discussion on the Productivity Commission’s report into tertiary education. The Productivity Commission’s report read more
In December 2014 John Clarke gave the Policy Observatory permission to publish an article he wrote on ‘the most beautiful country in the world’. It was almost four decades after he left New Zealand to settle in Australia that John Clarke’s Briefing Paper ‘New Zealand: A User’s Guide’, made me realise yet again ‘how lucky read more
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Nearly two decades of conducting research on the government of Auckland has made me increasingly disenchanted with the way central government continues to screw over Auckland. I’m not alone: it is a frustration shared among a number of ratepayers. The disaffection with central government runs so deep that some individuals and groups have been discussing read more
Big Data creates enormous opportunities for better understanding the impacts and effectiveness of economic and public policy, such as social investment. But our newfound capacity for collecting data and targeting intervention creates risks as well as opportunities. How can we get the best out of Big Data without enabling the worst, whether in government, business read more
Recently the New Zealand Herald published an article by a member of the National Party under the heading: “National’s ‘super city’ for Auckland is not working’. The article describes how, in 2008, the newly elected government in Wellington ignored the report of the Royal Commission: “its politicians got it wrong … and imposed their own read more
In July and August The Policy Observatory will host a series of conversations about the future of the New Zealand economy. Chaired by Rod Oram, each event covers a different topic: the future of trade in a world with the re-emergence of nationalist populism and where voters are sceptical of big trade deals; the balance read more
A public forum featuring:Alistair Shaw (NZUSA), Brian Easton (economist), Dave Guerin (Editor, Ed Directions), Gus Gilmore (Chief executive, MIT), Julienne Molineaux (The Policy Observatory), Sandra Grey (TEU), and Shaun Hendy (University of Auckland).On Thursday 11th May The Policy Observatory hosted a panel discussion on the Productivity Commission’s report into tertiary education. The Productivity Commission’s report read more
In December 2014 John Clarke gave the Policy Observatory permission to publish an article he wrote on ‘the most beautiful country in the world’. It was almost four decades after he left New Zealand to settle in Australia that John Clarke’s Briefing Paper ‘New Zealand: A User’s Guide’, made me realise yet again ‘how lucky read more
The government of Auckland freeimages
Nearly two decades of conducting research on the government of Auckland has made me increasingly disenchanted with the way central government continues to screw over Auckland. I’m not alone: it is a frustration shared among a number of ratepayers. The disaffection with central government runs so deep that some individuals and groups have been discussing read more
The Policy Observatory will shortly launch a monthly newsletter. Contact us here if you would like to be included on the mailing list: policyobservatory@aut.ac.nzThe Observatory will have a new website in April, with a reconfiguration of the existing functions and a raft of newly released reports. Watch this space!
Professor Ian Shirley, founder of the AUT Institute of Public Policy and more recently the Policy Observatory, is retiring. Ian is not stopping research, merely stepping aside from administrative and leadership duties to focus on a long-planned book on New Zealand as a social laboratory. Ian will continue to be engaged with AUT and the read more
Former financial journalist and now media academic at AUT, Merja Myllylahti, comments on the Commerce Commission’s draft determination in the NZME-Fairfax NZ merger application case. What do you make of Commerce Commission’s decision?It is the right one, although somewhat surprising. I didn’t expect the wording to be so strong, but let’s not forget that this read more
Aug 03 2017
Chaired by AUT Adjunct Professor Rod Oram, this is the third of a series of
WG308, Sir Paul Reeves Building, AUT
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Jul 20 2017
Chaired by AUT Adjunct Professor Rod Oram, this is the second of a series of
WA224 Conference Centre, AUT
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Jul 13 2017
Chaired by AUT Adjunct Professor Rod Oram, this is the first of a series of
WA224 Conference Centre, AUT
5:30pm - 7:00pm