Tagged: Michael Reddell

Coasean biosecurity externalities - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton May 26, 2015

Michael Reddell beat me to the punch on this one.The budget's imposed a customs levy on air travellers to cover the costs of biosecurity border enforcement. Michael makes the simple Coasean point:A new tax on international travel.  I wonder if the government looked at the possibility of levying these costs on, for example, the apple and kiwifruit industries, for … Read More

RBNZ on Housing - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Apr 17, 2015

I knew that Mike Reddell's now being free to blog on monetary policy and the RBNZ was going to be good.Here's Reddell's take on the Deputy Governor's statements on housing.We should expect the Reserve Bank to provide in-depth analysis to back its claims around the housing market.  But in a 19 page speech, only five paragraphs are devoted to … Read More