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School of Government · Te Kura Kāwanatanga: Institute for Governance and Policy Studies: Working Papers


The Institute for Governance and Policy Studies (IPS) fosters discussion, research and publication of current issues of domestic and foreign policy. We particularly link academic research and public policy by providing opportunities for independent and detached study, and for neutral and informed discussion of important and relevant issues. Our goal is to engage the broadest possible range of informed opinion, particularly in drawing people together from the universities, the public service, the business community and the wider public community. Our three catchwords might be summed up as study, engage, inform.

See the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies website for more information about the school, their degrees, people, courses, contact details, news and events, and research.

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  • Cook, Len; Gray, Alistair; Haslett, Steve; Lumley, Thomas; Mackie, Roger; Trewin, Dennis; Cope, Ian; Snively, Suzanne; Rosenberg, Bill; Karacaoglu, Girol; Yeabsley, John; Sutch, Helen; Easton, Brian; Snorrason, Hallgrimur; Ljones, Olaf; Thygesen, Lars; Radermacher, Walter; Wilson, Nick; Holt, Tim; Pullinger, John; St John, Susan; Dunnett, Gary (2020)
    The prolonged existence of COVID-19 and the consequential actions to manage it both nationally, regionally and internationally will provide national statistical offices with the greatest challenges that they might ever ...
  • Bertram, Geoff (2020)
    As New Zealand’s experiment with deregulation limps unsteadily into its fourth decade, documented cases of regulatory failure accumulate. A common theme running through these failures is that the weakening of regulatory ...
  • Makhlouf, Gabriel; Mukherjee, Udayan (2019)
    In this essay, our aim is to reflect on the uses of economics in policy in New Zealand, and offer a view on where it may need to develop in coming years. Our intention is to speak primarily to policy practitioners, by which ...
  • Prickett, Kate C.; Fletcher, Michael; Chapple, Simon; Doan, Nguyen; Smith, Conal (2020)
    On March 25th 2020 New Zealand completed a 48 hour transition to an Alert Level 4 lockdown, a state which severely restricted people’s movement and their social interactions in an attempt to limit the spread of Covid-19. ...
  • Rose, Dennis (2019)
    This paper is based on a presentation to a Symposium, "Well-being, budget responsibility rules and the Public Finance Act", hosted on 15 April 2019 by the Institute of Governance and Policy Studies at Victoria University ...

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