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Outlier economist

Managing the pace of change, keeping markets open and improving living standards are key to economic stability, according to chief executive of the New Zealand Treasury, Gabriel Makhlouf.

"I'm a very strong believer that at the end of the day, globalisation is the way to prosperity, and the opposite, protectionism. Protectionism is essentially about perpetuating poverty. I would put it as brutally as that." - Gabriel Makhlouf.

ECONOMIC orthodoxy has it that globalisation is good - and technology improves productivity and efficiency. So why is there so much global unhappiness over the free flow of goods, services, talent and capital, as well as the growth of computing and artificial intelligence in everyday lives?...