News

07/10/2014

The Productivity Commission has released an issues paper on its new inquiry into improving outcomes for New Zealanders from social services. The submission deadline has been extended to 2 December.

07/10/2014

The Productivity Commission has been asked to look at ways to improve how government agencies commission and purchase social services.

01/10/2014

Better regulation: What is it? Are we achieving it?

10/09/2014

The Government has asked the Productivity Commission to investigate ways to improve the way local authorities regulate to make land available for housing.

07/08/2014

A New Zealand Perspective
Speech to ANZSOG Annual Conference, Canberra

23/07/2014

Paul Conway, Director of Economics and Research appeared on PRIME TV’s “Back Benches” show to talk about whether a 4-day working week would be good for productivity.

18/07/2014

A version of this opinion piece was originally published in the NBR.

16/07/2014

New Zealand regulators often have to work with out-of-date legislation, quality checks are under strain, and regulatory workers need better training and development.

26/06/2014

The Government has asked the Productivity Commission to investigate ways to improve the delivery of public services in New Zealand.