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New Zealand :, Selected Issues Paper

The Savings Working Group in New Zealand presented recommendations in February 2011, and suggested raising national saving by 2–3 percent of GDP. The increase in net public saving in the country explains part of the reason for lower net private saving in New Zealand. Net public saving of the country is about 3 percent of GDP above the average of advanced countries for the past 15 years. Financial liberalization also appears to have played a role in saving behavior
Table Of Contents
Cover; Contents; I. How Well Do Standard Models Explain Australian and New Zealand Saving Behavior?; A. Introduction; B. Australia and New Zealand Saving Compared with Other Advanced Countries; Figures; I.1. National and Private Saving; C. Regression Estimates; Tables; I.1. Regression Results for 20 Advanced Countries; D. How Well Does the Model Fit Australia and New Zealand?; I.2. Decomposition of Change in Net Private Saving Rate, 1990-2009; I.2. Elderly Dependency Ratio, 2008; I.3. Life Expectancy, 2008; I.4. Fitted and Actual Values from Panel Regression
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