UABS KNOWLEDGE

In the media

This section contains an overview of the research and commentary emerging from the University of Auckland Business School, with new content added weekly.

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Net-zero carbon requires serious innovation

The Emissions Trading Scheme needs re-thinking if we are to achieve net-zero carbon by 2050, says Basil Sharp.

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What New Zealand should learn about renewable energy

Climate change goals must be integrated into industrial policy if they are to succeed, urges Anna Berka.

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State-run economies adore the free market

Controlling market activity gives governments obvious advantages when it comes to advancing political agendas at home and foreign policy abroad, argues Nicholas Borroz.

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Why blockchain challenges conventional thinking about IP

There is a simple reason for blockchain’s spectacular rate of development, says Alex Sims. No patents.

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Getting serious about road and tourism congestion

The free market cannot solve New Zealand’s congestion problems, argues Tim Hazledine. Public policy intervention is needed.

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Labour’s power policy rewards elderly rich

The government’s winter energy payment policy is making it easier for rich old people to ‘choose’ more money for themselves, says Susan St John.

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State-led capitalism is coming to Washington

Emboldened by China, Washington is abandoning the idea that free markets are critical to economic growth, argues Nicholas Borroz.

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Economic spin-off from events is wildly miscalculated

The crass use of multiplier analysis to boost forecast benefits of public and private sector projects needs to be sharply reined in, argues Tim Hazledine.

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Why coalition friction could be a good thing

Differences between Labour, the Greens, and New Zealand First could spur innovation, suggests Fiona Kennedy.

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Reform of pre-internet Privacy Act vital

The Government must act to reclaim our lead in technology-friendly privacy law, argues Gehan Gunasekara.

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