Jenesa Jeram

Jenesa Jeram has an economics background. She has published research and has provided media commentary on a number of topics including social issues and lifestyle regulations.

Society
Oct 15, 2019

How the NIMBYs of Khandallah took down a bottle store

The Wellington suburb's successful opposition to a proposed Bottle-O shows how the system is biased towards communities with the organisation, capacity and resources to protest effectively, says Jenesa Jeram.

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Politics
Sep 9, 2019

Over-regulating e-cigarettes hurts those who need them most

Heavy-handed regulation of the vaping industry will only help Big Tobacco, argues economist Jenesa Jeram.

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Business
Dec 18, 2018

Stop telling young people NZ Super is unaffordable

The pension probably will still be around when today's youth retire, but refusing to change the system at all will mean a tougher working life, writes Jenesa Jeram.

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Society
May 31, 2018

Face facts: some smokers will never quit. So how do we help them?

Today is World Smokefree Day, and we're presenting two views on the future of tobacco and nicotine use. Here the NZ Initiative's Jenesa Jeram argues for a 'harm reduction' approach – one which includes tobacco products.

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Business
Oct 11, 2017

KiwiSaver is ‘nudge’ theory in action, but is it a nudge too far?

One of the originators of 'nudge' theory – the idea that small prompts can have big effects on behaviour – was this week awarded the 2017 Nobel prize for economics. But not all nudges are created equal, argues the New Zealand Initiative's Jenesa Jeram.

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Society
Feb 22, 2017

A tax on sugary drinks sounds like a good idea. Here’s why it just won’t work

You wouldn’t trust an economist to give you a smear test. So is it reasonable to expect those working in health to grasp economics? But still we listen to sugar tax proponents who don't understand how consumer taxes work, says the NZ Initiative's Jenesa Jeram.

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Society
Oct 6, 2016

E-cigarettes could save lives. Let’s make it easier to buy them

With the domestic sale of electronic cigarettes set for legalisation, the Ministry of Health is deciding on regulations to govern where, how and to whom they're sold. The NZ Initiative's Jenesa Jeram makes the argument for a light hand.

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