Tony Alexander

Economic Commentaries

What we lack – 2

Friday March 25th 2011

In this second comparisons paper we examine the IMD World Competitiveness Report – possibly the most extensive examination available of factors which influence the economic performance of countries.

What we lack – 1

Sunday March 13th 2011

In this paper we start by discussing New Zealand’s fall down the OECD income per capita ladder, our high net negative foreign direct investment position, our high net international investment deficit, the high dependence of the NZ banking system upon foreign funding, and our poor household savings rate. We then undertake our first examination of […]

NZ Rankings

Tuesday March 1st 2011

This first file takes a look at a long list of international studies which compare various ranges of countries on largely economic criteria. It is simply the starting point for our analysis.

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