News

05/11/2014

The Government has asked the Productivity Commission to investigate ways to improve the way local authorities regulate to make land available for housing. The issues paper outlines areas on which the Commission is seeking feedback.

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New Zealand regulators often have to work with out-of-date legislation, quality checks are under strain, and regulatory workers need better training and development.