Productivity blog

Blog on New Zealand’s productivity and related issues. Blog posts are written by staff members and do not represent the official views of the Productivity Commission.

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25 Mar 2015
Watching the Black Caps play last night, and indeed the whole World Cup so far has been a...
22 Dec 2014
On the 8th of December this year Martin Weale, of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee,...
02 Dec 2014
On his 60th birthday Woody Allen is supposed to have joked that "practically a third of my life is...
13 Nov 2014
At the OECD productivity conference I attended recently, Jonathan Haskel showed a video of Formula...
07 Nov 2014
I recently went to an OECD conference on productivity and innovation in Paris. It was a fantastic...
29 Aug 2014
Kiwis value a good pie. Indeed, every year New Zealanders consume around 70 million of the things....
04 Jun 2014
1. What sector makes up the largest share of New Zealand’s GDP: manufacturing, primary...
21 May 2014
Deutsche Bank’s Cheap Date Index reckons the cost of going on a date in Wellington is second only...
17 Apr 2014
A version of this blog appeared on OECD Insights.The broken record of recent years, “Global...
09 Apr 2014
There was quite a buzz around the capital last week. I am sorry to say this was not due to the...