Oliver Hartwich: New business think-tank head

By Guyon Espiner In Business, Economy

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19th May, 2012
If New Zealand think tanks have been running on empty in recent years, they are about to get an injection of fuel. Oliver Marc Hartwich is a high-octane German import brought in to head the New Zealand Initiative – a new ideas shop for economic policy, which replaces both the Business Roundtable and the New Zealand Institute. It is the merger of two organisations with opposite problems. Since the departure of its first director, David Skilling, the New Zealand Institute has lacked profile and scale. The Business Roundtable, meanwhile, has struggled to remain relevant to a new generation of ...

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