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Eric Crampton
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Credible Crack Commitments
Suppose that you're a crack dealer and you know that the Mayor of Toronto would like to buy some crack. But the mayor rightly fears that you might surreptitiously video the mayor's crack use and sell the video for big big money. If the mayor doesn't trust y...
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I think we need another economist
The New Zealand Initiative is looking for a new Research Fellow . The role is Wellington-based. We're looking for a good all-rounder, with strong economic and empirical skills, who'd initially take on a project looking at education but expand more broadly f...
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Zealand Free Banking
The more I read Mike Reddell's blog, the more I like it. Here's Reddell on free banking: The Reserve Bank of Australia yesterday put out a  Research Discussion Paper  containing some discussion of the nature, and estimates of the size, of the social costs o...
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Salt taxes
So, the usual suspects reckon a salt tax would be a great idea in New Zealand: First they pushed to tax fizzy drink, now public health advocates want a "salt tax" slapped on everything from hot chips to pretzels. In a paper published in the Plos One interna...
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Hate to be the one but: That's an aSALT on my dignity! I recon they will do it though, not the first time shaky science has been used to push through some law that is meant to bilk the public at large.
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CEO Pay
I reprised this post at a symposium on CEO pay at Otago University on Friday. Here's my presentation - I had a half-hour to generally survey the lit on why CEOs are paid what they're paid.   Note that I here overestimated the pay ratio in New Zealand when I...
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Sheep guts
Exciting new developments over in the Ag Sciences area: new compounds to cut livestock methane emissions . This week researchers at the  New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Conference  announced that they had identified several promising comp...
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Votes for Kids
Newstalk ZB interviewed me last week on the idea being floated around that kids should get to vote on any new New Zealand flag. I was a bit sceptical about it. The audio's here . I suppose that if we had to let kids vote on something, there wouldn't be much...
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A Whanau Ora puzzle
I've been in Wellington for the better part of a year now. I've attended a few different sessions from various Ministries on topics relating to stuff we're working on or might work on here at the Initiative. I've never properly understood what Whanau Ora, t...
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D**khead bureaucrats
I love the debate over Chester Borrows' comments on health and safety inspectors . National MP Chester Borrows is getting his mouth washed out with soap by Labour's Iain Lees-Galloway. Whanganui MP Borrows told his local paper that "d***head bureaucrats" ha...
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All your relief is belong to us
The Nepalese government is expropriating all quake relief donations. Via  @samfromwgtn , here's the Ekantipur Report : The Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) issued a circular to A, B and C class banks in the country on Thursday afternoon stating that all the amount d...
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All the more reason that they should have encouraged donations by keeping their darned mitts off of the donations! Govts that most need constraining most refuse it...
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NBR on the glories of CERA
Chris Hutching over at NBR continues hitting the Christchurch Rebuild beat. An excerpt from his latest . It's subscription; you should subscribe. The legacy of CERA is yet to be fully evaluated. On the positive side the organisation oversaw the removal of d...
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Dairy costs?
No, the external costs of dairying in New Zealand are nowhere near either dairy's export earnings or dairy's contribution to GST . A peer-reviewed study authored by Massey University scientists has claimed that worst-case scenario costs to society from envi...
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Economist and Head of Research with The New Zealand Initiative
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  • University of Canterbury
    Adjunct Senior Fellow, 2014 - present
    I maintain an adjunct affiliation with the University allowing me to continue to supervise graduate students.
  • The New Zealand Initiative
    Head of Research, 2014 - present
    Head of Research with the New Zealand Initiative
  • University of Canterbury
    Economist, 2014
    Lecturer and subsequently Senior Lecturer with the University of Canterbury in the Department of Economics
  • University of Canterbury
  • George Mason University
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Farm 7 miles south of Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba, Canada - Altamont, Manitoba, Canada - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - Fairfax, Virginia, United States - Bonn, Germany - South Brighton, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Andrew Stuttaford - Carded For Candy?
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Video: 'It's a crack innit?'
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Canada and the United States are the two most isolated countries in the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations.

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The cost of lazy health reporting
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