Shamubeel Eaqub

Shamubeel Eaqub is an independent economist and commentator

Society
Nov 7, 2018

The economic boon for New Zealand of drug law reform

The benefits of a package of drug law reform measures will outweigh the costs, finds Shamubeel Eaqub in a new report commissioned by the NZ Drug Foundation

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Politics
May 25, 2017

'A classic election year budget': Shamubeel Eaqub reviews Budget 2017

Tax cuts, more money for infrastructure, and catch-up spending on a raft of areas where it had previously been frozen. All well and good, says economist Shamubeel Eaqub, but what about housing?

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Politics
Mar 25, 2017

Shamubeel Eaqub: Has anything changed for Generation Rent?

Economist Shamubeel Eaqub's 'Generation Rent' helped quantify the massive changes to the way New Zealanders owned and rented in 2015. Here he looks at what can be don to fix the problems that created.

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Society
Mar 2, 2017

First home buyers rejoice! House prices are falling! (maybe)

News that house prices fell this month represents a tiny glimmer of hope for ever-gloomy first home buyers. But is that optimism, however feeble, at all justified? Economist Shamubeel Eaqub investigates.

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The New Economy
Jan 4, 2017

Summer reissue: Hey Shamubeel #2 – how did we get here?

The second of six short videos featuring superstar economist Shamubeel Eaqub giving it to us straight while sitting comfortably in a classic Kiwi chair. This time he's taking us through New Zealand's tumultuous economic history while sitting on a chilly bin.

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The New Economy
Nov 18, 2016

Hey Shamubeel #3: What happened to work?

The third of six short videos featuring superstar economist Shamubeel Eaqub giving it to us straight while sitting comfortably in a classic Kiwi chair. This time he's explaining the changing way New Zealanders work while perched on a lawn chair (and also on a cow).

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The New Economy
Nov 4, 2016

Hey Shamubeel #2: How did we get here?

The second of six short videos featuring superstar economist Shamubeel Eaqub giving it to us straight while sitting comfortably in a classic Kiwi chair. This time he's taking us through New Zealand's tumultuous economic history while sitting on a chilly bin.

Read on.

The New Economy
Oct 28, 2016

Hey Shamubeel #1: New Zealand versus The World

VIDEO: We wanted to better understand the changing New Zealand economy, and who better to explain it than superstar economist Shamubeel Eaqub. Click through for number one of six short videos featuring Shamubeel giving it to us straight while sitting comfortably in a classic Kiwi chair. First up: the pros and cons of globalism.

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Auckland
Aug 31, 2016

Shamubeel Calls Bullshit #4: on John Key’s ‘always challenging for young people’ house chat

'Twas always thus, says the prime minister of young people's struggle to get into the housing market. Economist Shamubeel Eaqub has some thoughts about that. In an interview on Newstalk ZB …

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Auckland
Aug 15, 2016

Shamubeel Calls Good Shit #1: Whoa, the Unitary Plan got passed

In a shocking twist, mild-mannered economist Shamubeel Eaqub has taken a break from calling bullshit to call "good shit" on Auckland Council for passing the Unitary Plan.

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Auckland
Aug 1, 2016

Shamubeel Calls Bullshit #2: on Andrew Little’s problem with the Unitary Plan

Labour says the Unitary Plan won't provide affordable housing. Our mild-mannered economist Shamubeel Eaqub says that ignores the basics of supply and demand. People are getting worried the new Unitary Plan won’t …

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Auckland
Jul 29, 2016

Shamubeel Calls Bullshit #1: The confused Boomer resident rights activist from St Heliers

Today we introduce a new series, 'Shamubeel calls Bullshit', in which prominent economist Shamubeel Eaqub swears at people who say moronic things about the Unitary Plan, the housing crisis, and the local body election

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Auckland
Jul 27, 2016

The two-minute Shamubeel: on the Auckland Unitary Plan redux

New Zealand classiest economist, Shamubeel Eaqub, unleashes his first impressions on the Independent Hearings Panel review of the big rule-book for Auckland's future.

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