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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Hawke's Bay aerial photo of coastline

Don’t stand so close to me

21 May 2020 | Nik Green

One of the big goals of some urban policymakers in recent years has been achieving greater populatio...

Washing hands under tap

Local government infrastructure financing meets COVID-19

20 May 2020 | Ron Crawford

Last October, New Zealand communities elected their local government councillors and mayors.

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