New Zealand’s economic future: COVID-19 as a catalyst for innovation
reportposted on 05.11.2020, 22:41 by Ryan Greenaway-McGrevyRyan Greenaway-McGrevy, Arthur Grimes, Tim Maloney, Anne BardsleyAnne Bardsley, Peter GluckmanPeter Gluckman
There is broad consensus that, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, New Zealand should aim to protect its social cohesion and promote our economic, social, cultural and environmental well-being. But how can we achieve these goals? A new Koi Tū report, the seventh of The Future is Now conversation series, assesses this challenge from an economic perspective. It argues for some longer-term adjustments to our economic model, including its diversification, expansion of the 'weightless' economy, and reducing the environmental impact of the primary sector.