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Evaluation of 13 Diagnostic Pilots: Report to The Ministry of Health

Between May 2008 and January 2009, the Ministry of Health Elective Services programme funded 14 diagnostic pilots at 10 District Health Boards around New Zealand. The Ministry of Health published a document that briefly summarises each of the pilots, ‘A summary of the Improving Patient Pathways – Diagnostic Pilots.’ Sapere Research Group (LECG Asia Pacific)

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Data Driven Decision making in New Zealand 29-04-2015

This report estimates the value for the economy of using data to make decisions, as opposed to other methods of making decision, like relying on hunches. We estimate that New Zealand shared $2.4 billion of value by using data to make smarter decisions and to develop new products and services. There are opportunities to roughly

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Capital market integration: A review of the issues and an assessment of New Zealand’s position

A report prepared for the Ministry of Economic Development and the Capital Market Development Taskforce. In integrated capital markets assets are priced according to a common set of risks. By contrast prices reflect country‐specific factors in segmented markets. Capital market integration offers the possibility of better capital allocation and greater economic growth improved country risk‐sharing

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On Ya Bike? A Review of the Christchurch Cycleway Network Business Case

Transport consulting firm QTP Ltd has estimated that the proposed Christchurch cycleway network provides $8 of economic benefits for every dollar invested. However, much of this is based on faulty economic analysis and the true picture is much less rosy. Every Christchurch household is faced with an average bill of at least $1100 in present

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The impact of deposit insurance on depositor behavior during a crisis: A conjoint analysis approach

We investigate the effectiveness of initiating deposit insurance at the outset of a banking crisis. Using a conjoint analysis approach that allows us to consider the simultaneous impact of multiple deposit insurance attributes and various counterfactuals, we ask a multinational sample of respondents how they would view hypothetical account profiles following the failure of a

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Do better informed investors always do better? A buyback puzzle

We explore the value of private investment information using data from a singular source: auctions of yearling racehorses. Horse breeders possess superior information about their own horses and have strong financial incentives to buy the best of these back at auction. However, those they repurchase subsequently perform significantly worse on average, earning 30% less at

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