Tony Alexander, the Chief Economist for the BNZ and a Moxie contributor, has an interesting piece in his Weekly Overview this week on how to lift New Zealand’s economic growth prospects.
As he says:
Just because you have a good deregulated environment, and just because you rank as world leaders in economic freedom, ease of starting up a business, low corruption etc. does not mean your economy will power ahead.
He suggests that business culture is part of the problem (you can hear him on this too), and EPIC in Christchurch and the other innovation centres like the one that Auckland has planned for Wynyard Quarter as part of the solution.
Read the whole thing here in PDF.