Tagged: incentives

Sperm donation and incentives in New Zealand - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Sep 16, 2016

Here’s the Adam Smith Institute on New Zealand’s sperm shortage: The world simply will not make sense if you do not grasp the first and most basic thing you must know about economics. Which is that incentives matter. What the incentive is, what the action or activity is, those are things which can all vary wildly. Whether something acts … Read More

Incentives - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Mar 15, 2010

New Zealand is now contemplating using the same set of incentives to boost immunisation rates that Australia used to boost it’s rates from 50% to 91%. The MacDoctor is not convinced that New Zealanders will respond quite as well as Australians to the incentives. The incentives were: Cash payments to parents for completing immunisations at 6 [...] Related posts: … Read More

Should we pay people to lose weight? - Food Stuff

Amanda Johnson Sep 24, 2009

I was interested to read reports recently in the media proposing a smart card (an electronic subsidy system) to help those on a low income eat healthily and lose weight. It would apparently be aimed at reducing food insecurity and encouraging consumption of healthy foods in low- and middle-income families with children to reduce New Zealand’s high rate of … Read More