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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Ivory Lake, Westland

CovidCard carrying Kiwis?

22 July 2020 | Dave Heatley

New Zealand’s COVID Tracer app is “on track to achieve nothing”, according to Sam Morgan.

Eclipse

Is COVID-19 becoming less deadly?

15 July 2020 | Dave Heatley

New COVID-19 cases are soaring in the US. I would naturally expect the number of deaths to be soarin...

Mountains

How will the pandemic end?

25 June 2020 | Dave Heatley

Elimination. Border incursions. An outbreak. A lockdown, which takes us back to elimination.

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...

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...

Coca Cola art

The pause that depresses

11 May 2020 | Murray Sherwin

The die is cast.

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