About Donal Curtin

Donal Curtin is an Auckland-based economic consultant. He served for 12 years on the New Zealand Commerce Commission, and was previously chief economist at BNZ.

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  1. Why are businesses still paying too much for power?

    The theory was unbundling electricity monopolies would increase competition and bring down power prices. It didn’t happen...

  2. Australia vs NZ fiscal policy: who wins the trans-Tasman cup?

    Fiscal policy ought to help manage an economy’s ups and downs. So who has played the fiscal policy game best over 20 years?...

  3. Big, bigger, beastly: How mega corporations threaten global markets

    Mega-mergers can deliver a raw deal for consumers and it’s time regulators looked at the real impact...