Tagged: growth

Grow large with milk - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Jun 09, 2017

A new paper out in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows there’s an association between children drinking non-dairy milk, as opposed to cow’s milk, and lower heights.  It would be tempting to take these results and make a case for ending Canadian dairy supply management, but there are better reasons for ending Canadian supply management. The press … Read More

The decoupling delusion: rethinking growth and sustainability - Guest Work

Guest Work Mar 15, 2017

By James Ward, University of South Australia; Keri Chiveralls, CQUniversity Australia; Lorenzo Fioramonti, University of Pretoria; Paul Sutton, University of Denver, and Robert Costanza, Australian National University Our economy and society ultimately depend on natural resources: land, water, material (such as metals) and energy. But some scientists have recognised that … Read More

How has our population grown? - The Dismal Science

Michael Reddell May 31, 2016

New Zealand’s population is estimated to have risen by 11.8 per cent in the last decade (much of it in the last three years). The starting point for that estimate is reasonably well-anchored: I used the population numbers for the March quarter of 2006, and the 2006 Census happened in that month. The end-point (March 2016) is only a Statistics … Read More

Local regs, macro effects - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Jun 16, 2015

What's the cost of bad urban planning policies? About 9.5% of GDP as a first cut, according to new work by Chang-Tai Hsieh and Enrico Moretti at NBER.What's the mechanism? When productive cities make it hard to accommodate new workers, whether because of restrictive zoning downtown preventing densification or restrictions on the urban fringe, workers who could otherwise be … Read More

The Case for Economic Growth - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Mar 16, 2015

Jenesa Jeram and I have an essay out explaining the merits of economic growth. We released the piece at this year's New Zealand Initiative annual retreat last night in Auckland, with Finance Minister Bill English discussing economic growth as part of the launch. An excerpt from our essay:3.1 GROWTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT: RICHER AND CLEANER For most pollutants, it got worse before … Read More

Another green world (please) - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jul 10, 2011

Geoff Ross, founder of vodka maker 42 Below, explains the thinking behind the Pure Advantage campaign, launched last week to persuade New Zealand that “green growth” is the best way (some might say the only credible way) for the NZ economy to develop [Herald, Stuff]. Pure Advantage is the brainchild of a group of NZ [...] … Read More