Business and economy
Getting the lay of our unstable land
21 February 2023
Opinion: Building housing on land that is vulnerable to instability has long been an issue in New Zealand. It's time we face up to the problem, write Chris Nicoll and Martin Brook
Is big pharma profiteering from the pandemic?
17 February 2023
Opinion: Some pharmaceutical companies are so profit-driven they will use litigation and other measures to keep the money rolling in, despite negatively impacting the health of populations, writes Ananish Chaudhuri.
New Zealand and Australia: trade ties that bind
15 February 2023
The trans-Tasman trade relationship is the focus of this year's Auckland Trade and Economic Policy School on 23 and 24 February at the University of Auckland.
Why Māori ways of doing business work
14 February 2023
Opinion: Māori are finding success in business by honouring the past, tackling present challenges with kaha, and staying focused on the aspirations of future generations, says Dr Rachel Wolfgramm.
Seismic safety: academics deem building standards unclear
8 February 2023
As the anniversary of the Christchurch quake nears and in light of the devastating Turkey-Syria quakes, two academics say the system to determine building safety in Aotearoa is both unclear and potentially dangerous.
Māori perspectives extend notion of conscious capitalism
8 February 2023
Business School researchers are looking into how an emerging Māori theory of value might help to develop a more sustainable, inclusive, and equitable approach to business.
Could the Universal Basic Income work for Aotearoa?
31 January 2023
So vast has become our welfare state, writes economist Tim Hazledine, that the money currently spent on targeted transfer payments would easily finance a Universal Basic Income of $1,000 for every adult New Zealand resident.
The same old economic plot will only deliver the same old outcomes
27 January 2023
Opinion: With little distinguishing several of Labour and National’s vital policies from one another, Robert MacCulloch says the party leaders are competing for the lead role in a movie with the same economic plot.
Shine on: Summer Lab awarded for excellence in entrepreneurial education
26 January 2023
A free, co-curricular programme held over summer and designed to make entrepreneurship accessible and engaging has scored an international award.
Finland shows how New Zealand could lift innovation
25 January 2023
Opinion: Finland ranks highly for innovation, New Zealand does not. Rod McNaughton suggests how we could do better.
Central bank digital currency: China paves the way
20 December 2022
As the RBNZ ponders arguments for a central bank digital currency, China is pushing ahead, write Business School Research Fellow Dr Xin Chen and Massey University doctoral candidate José Miguel Alonso-Trabanco.
Cryptocurrency and cryptocurrency exchanges explained
19 December 2022
Almost all cryptocurrencies have declined significantly this year which doesn’t seem to be putting people off, but cryptocurrencies and cryptocurrencies are complicated. Associate Professor Alex Sims explains.