Pandemic-economics blog

Pandemic-economics blogA blog by Commission staff to generate ideas and promote debate about policy responses to COVID‑19. We welcome robust, respectful and insightful thoughts and ideas. Comments can be posted at the bottom of blog posts, but please note they are moderated and won't appear immediately. 

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Fletcher learns at home with Jack the Labrador

Terrible luck: lockdowns on learning and youth job prospects

23 September 2020 | Jenesa Jeram

What is bad luck? Bad luck is spilling spaghetti sauce down your shirt right before an important mee...

Walking in rain

Resilience for the future of work

2 June 2020 | Judy Kavanagh

As the metaphorical ink was drying on the Commission’s technological change and the future of work f...

NZ COVID tracer app

Why we need more tech: the COVID-19 edition

29 May 2020 | Nik Green

One of the key findings from the Commission’s recent Technological change and the future of work inq...

Work and income

Full service or self-service?

27 May 2020 | Ron Crawford

In normal times, New Zealand’s labour market works well. Compared to many other countries, unemploym...

side car - side hustles

Hoping for the good things in the hustle

25 May 2020 | Nik Green

It is said that ‘good things happen to those who hustle’.

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