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Money is moving in, out and around New Zealand, largely directed by people’s spending and investment choices. But how do investment decisions shape the world we live in? And how can we ensure that our investments sow the seeds of future prosperity, rather than blow financial bubbles in markets like housing?The second conversation for The read more
What are the rules around forming governments under MMP and why doesn’t New Zealand have coalition arrangements across the political divide?These questions and more are considered in the latest Briefing Papers: How MMP Works, on the lack of rules around government formation in New Zealand, and Grand Coalitions, an explanation of coalition deal-making in Finland, read more
Listen to Policy Observatory founder, Emeritus Professor Ian Shirley’s interview with Kim Hill on Radio NZ National.Ian discusses his career from community development to academia. He makes the case for grassroots input into social and development policies, and for more nuanced measures of quality of life than macroeconomic indicators.
Video from The Policy Observatory’s August 3rd panel discussion on Big Data is now available: watch the whole session, or watch extracts.Chaired by business journalist Rod Oram, the panel featured:Professor Rhema Vaithianathan of the Centre for Social Data Analytics at Auckland University of Technology, which is pioneering research into predictive analytics;Professor Tahu Kukutai of the 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
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
Money is moving in, out and around New Zealand, largely directed by people’s spending and investment choices. But how do investment decisions shape the world we live in? And how can we ensure that our investments sow the seeds of future prosperity, rather than blow financial bubbles in markets like housing?The second conversation for The read more
What are the rules around forming governments under MMP and why doesn’t New Zealand have coalition arrangements across the political divide?These questions and more are considered in the latest Briefing Papers: How MMP Works, on the lack of rules around government formation in New Zealand, and Grand Coalitions, an explanation of coalition deal-making in Finland, read more
Video from The Policy Observatory’s August 3rd panel discussion on Big Data is now available: watch the whole session, or watch extracts.Chaired by business journalist Rod Oram, the panel featured:Professor Rhema Vaithianathan of the Centre for Social Data Analytics at Auckland University of Technology, which is pioneering research into predictive analytics;Professor Tahu Kukutai of the read more
Listen to Policy Observatory founder, Emeritus Professor Ian Shirley’s interview with Kim Hill on Radio NZ National.Ian discusses his career from community development to academia. He makes the case for grassroots input into social and development policies, and for more nuanced measures of quality of life than macroeconomic indicators.
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
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