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Geoffonomics: Whatever happened to Think Big and Rogernomics?

Gareth MorganEconomics

Every fortnight Geoff Simmons talks with Jesse Mulligan on RNZ’s Afternoons programme about a variety of economic issues

This week they cover the Whatever happened to Think Big and Rogernomics? #geoffonomics

Once one of the richest nations in the world, the collapse of wool prices, oil price shocks and Britain’s entry into the European Common Market had left the country’s economy reeling.

So how did the government respond to these existential crises? It thought big.

Geoff Simmons, economist at the Morgan Foundation assesses some of the economic policies of the past and asks how do they look with the benefit of hindsight?




Geoffonomics: Whatever happened to Think Big and Rogernomics? was last modified: October 2nd, 2016 by Gareth Morgan
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Gareth Morgan is a New Zealand economist and commentator on public policy who in previous lives has been in business as an economic consultant, funds manager, and professional company director. He is also a motorcycle adventurer and philanthropist. Gareth and his wife Joanne have a charitable foundation, the Morgan Foundation, which has three main stands of philanthropic endeavour – public interest research, conservation and social investment.