Tagged: New Zealand Economics

The rhetoric of restricting the choice of the poor - The Dismal Science

Matt Nolan Jun 05, 2014

Via Gareth Morgan on twitter I spotted the following post from the University of Otago Public Health blog. The money quote: They found that the biggest impact of a minimum price policy was on “harmful” drinkers in the lowest income quintile (7.6% reduction in alcohol), whereas the impact on harmful drinkers in the highest income quintile […] … Read More

New Zealand’s bubble - The Dismal Science

Matt Nolan May 02, 2014

I know, I know, I’m very late to the party – while I was busily writing about factor shares and income inequality the big news in New Zealand was this discussion of how our housing market is a “bubble”! A bunch of points have already been made about why the US to NZ comparison isn’t […] … Read More