Rosie Collins

Rosie Collins is a Wellington-based economist with Sense Partners. She writes about energy policy, KiwiSaver, inequality, and what makes good regulations. In 2021 she was awarded the inaugural Dr Ed Hearnshaw Prize for Economics and the Environment for her essay, FlexiWork.

Business
Oct 4, 2021

NZ faces big decisions on opening up. What can we learn from Singapore?

Singapore has been widely cited as an example to follow in emerging from Covid lockdowns. But it's important we don't draw the wrong lessons.

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Business
Sep 23, 2021

The costs of nimbyism

When we let housing prices drive people out of cities, it has a ripple effect on all parts of our social and economic fabric.

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Money
Jul 13, 2021

Why getting to 100% renewable energy is harder than you think

Getting to 100% renewable energy is possible. It’s just trickier – and more costly – than you think. 

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Money
May 28, 2021

Here’s why KiwiSaver is not designed for the poor and struggling

KiwiSaver is a great way to save for retirement. But does it serve everyone equally?

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Business
May 20, 2021

A balanced budget. But ‘balance’ today is a political word, not an economic one

Debt is cheap – why not take the opportunity to set up for a better future?

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Business
Apr 8, 2021

How more remote working could make our environment cleaner and greener

If remote working reduces emissions, why the hell aren't businesses encouraging more of it?

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