Durable policy approaches: framework development and brief literature review, NZIER public discussion paper 2016/2

09 June 2016

By Chris Nixon

NZIER, as part of its public good programme, explores important policy issues that have emerged from our economic analysis and advice.

In the course of a consulting assignment, the notion emerged of ‘durable policies’. Developing durable policy approaches is the holy grail of policy advice. We defined durable policies as the sweet spot between what is politically feasible, effective policy and administratively feasible. 

Each year NZIER devotes some of its resources to undertake and make freely available economic research and thinking aimed at promoting a better understanding of New Zealand’s important economic challenges. The preparation of this paper was funded from those resources.