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Media Statement Four Working Papers Published by Treasury

24 December 2009

The Treasury has published four working papers on its website today.

They are:

  1. TWP09-03 Household Debt in New Zealand
    An assessment of the extent and composition of household debt in New Zealand. 
  2. TWP09-04 Saving Rates of New Zealanders: A Net Wealth Approach
    A comparison of several different ways that are used to measure New Zealanders’ saving rates, and the different results from each.
  3. TWP09-05 A Simple Model of Housing Rental and Ownership with Policy Simulations
    A description of a model of domestic housing that can be used to analyse the impact of housing policy proposals. The model includes rental and owner-occupied housing.
  4. TWP09-06 Improving the Management of the Crown’s Exposure to Risk
    An examination of management of the Crown’s exposure to financial risk, with a conclusion that the government should do more to measure, monitor, and control its exposure to risk.

The views, opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in working papers published by the Treasury are strictly those of the authors. The working papers do not necessarily reflect the views of the Treasury or the Government. The papers are presented not as policy, but with a view to inform and stimulate wider debate.

The working papers are here:


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