Keith Rankin's Political Economy Site

Global Political Economy

  • Austerity crisis

    Fixing the European economic crisis, 18 May 2012

    What can public austerity achieve, if anything?, 9 May 2012;
      abridged in NZ Herald as Austerity needs stimulus to work 11 May 2012

      ... more

  • Inter-sectoral analysis

    Circular Flow: Drawing Further Inspiration from William Harvey [long abstract], 4 Apr 2012 (simple diagram)

    When earthquakes are most affordable, 6 Dec 2011; paper presented to the 2011 conference of the Society of Heterodox Economics, Sydney

    The countercyclical contribution of the NFP Sector, 21 Nov 2011, [New Zealand] Not-For-Profit Sector conference, Wellington

    Global Balance Sheet Recession, 28 Jul 2011, Scoop Independent News

  • Reflections on the Global Financial Crisis

    Use It or Lose It Understanding Recurring Financial Crises through a Circular Flow Balance of Payments Analysis  8 February 2010
      Word 2003 version for comment to

    Use It or Lose It: Understanding the Global Financial Crisis through an evaluation of creditor behaviour
      presentation [and figures] for University of Auckland seminar, 29 October 2009
      print versions 4-slides per page

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    New Zealand Political Economy

  • Taxes, Benefits and Income Distribution

    Creating a Welfare Society based on Public Equity Principles, 23 Dec 2011

    Basic Income Flat Tax and Public Property Rights, 30 Jun 2011; Proceedings of the 2011 New Zealand Association of Economists Conference

    Welfare Reform: Changing the Way we Account for Taxes and Benefits, 10 Sep 2010
      (full proceedings accessible from here,

    Accounting for Benefits, 8 Sep 2010

    Tax Reform: paying attention to basic principles, 29 May 2010

    Tax Reform using Refundable and Non-Refundable Credits, Unitec seminar presentation, 14 May 2010

    Critique of the Deliberations and Report of the Victoria University Tax Working Group, 4 May 2010

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  • Macroeconomic Policy

    2025 and All That: the 2009 Brash Report,  Scoop  1 December 2009
    Tax Reform - What Not To Do,  Scoop  27 November 2009

  • Work-Life Balance

    Statutory Holidays (audio),  Radio NZ National  4 June 2012 (context)
    Kiwi common sense on public holidays,  NZ Herald  26 March 2012
    Submission on Holidays Act Review, 21 August 2009
    Revising our Statutory Public Holidays,  Scoop  2 July 2009
    Dominion Day Centenary, 26 September 2007,  Scoop  5 June 2007