Keith Rankin

Lecturer
Business Practice
Location: Building 061, Room 1024
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Qualifications

BA (Hons) MA Vic., DipSocSci BSc Massey

Professional memberships

History of Economic Thought Society of Australia
Economic History Society of Australia & New Zealand
New Zealand Association of Economists

Profile

Keith joined Unitec as a full-time lecturer full-time in 2003. Keith teaches Economic Principles, Financial Markets and the World Economy (for the BBus programme), and The Economic Environment for NZDipBus.

Keith's background is in economic history, having taught at Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Auckland before joining Unitec.

Areas of interest include

  • Taxation and Welfare
  • Macroeconomic Issues
  • Economics Education
  • Economic History and
  • Public Policy.

Publications

Rankin, K. (2016). Flat Tax in New Zealand: Unemployment and Social Security Taxes 1930-70. New Zealand Association of Economists (NZAE), New Zealand Association of Economists (NZAE) Annual Conference.
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3675

Rankin, KR. (2015). Placing Nations' Sectoral Surpluses and Deficits into their Global Context. NZ Association of Economists, 56th Annual Conference of the New Zealand Association of Economists.
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3339

Rankin, K. R. (2015). Economic Outlook: Growth or Slowth? New Zealand, The Daily Blog (Vol. 21 March).

Rankin, K. R. (2015). Is Easy Credit the Problem? New Zealand, Scoop Independent News (Vol. 24 March).

Rankin, K. R. (2015). Games of Dominos. New Zealand, The Daily Blog (Vol. 26 March).

Rankin, K. R. (2015). Subsistence and the Benefit. New Zealand, Scoop Independent News (Vol. 31 March).

Rankin, K. R. (2015). Nuanced Economic Growth. New Zealand, Scoop Independent News (Vol. 9 April).

Rankin, K. R. (2015). Young Debt. New Zealand, The Daily Blog (Vol. 11 April).

Rankin, K. R. (2015). Rent Now, Live Life, Buy Later Maybe. New Zealand, Scoop Independent News (Vol. 16 April).

Rankin, K. (2014). Using intersectoral financial balances to aid forecasting and policymaking. New Zealand Association of Economists (NZAE) Conference, 2-4 July, Auckland, New Zealand.
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2882

Rankin, K. (2014). NZ 2030 - A Panel Discussion. Radio New Zealand, 2 November.

Rankin, K. (2014). Inequality the Biggest Problem. Scoop Independent News; 27 January.

Rankin, KR (2014). Global Savings Glut. Sccop Independent News; 21 February.

Rankin, K. (2014). Money, Debt and Liberal Economics. Scoop Independent News, 16 January.

Rankin, K. (2014). Meltdown, Accommodating Monetary Policy and Queen's Question. Scoop Independent News, 7 March.

Rankin, K. (2014). Raglan Community Radio Interviews Keith Rankin on Economics. .

Rankin, K. (2014). Speculation: Vanishing acts, financial instability, geopolitics money, debt. Scoop Independent News, 21 March.

Rankin, K. (2014). New Zealand's Income Tax in the Rollercoaster Muldoon Years: 1967-84. Asia Pacific Economic and Business History Conference, Hamilton, New Zealand, 13-15 February.
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2880

Rankin, K. (2014). Private Sector Financial Balances 1980-2012: Contrasting Experiences of Australasian and Northern European Countries. Asia Pacific Economic and Business History Conference, Hamilton, New Zealand, 13-15 February.
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2881

Rankin, KR (2013). Auckland House Prices --- The Ongoing Saga. Scoop Independent News.

Rankin, KR (2013). The Growth of Unreal Employment and Contemporary Capitalism. Scoop Independent News (Vol. 27 Sep).

Rankin, KR (2013). Population and Housing in the Auckland Isthmus. Scoop Independent News (Vol. 31 Oct).

Rankin, K.R. (2013). Maori Party's popularity slump all down to perception. The New Zealand Herald.

Rankin, KR (2013). Acornomics - Fallacies about Economics and Saving. Scoop Independent News (Vol. 30 Oct).

Rankin, K.R. (2013). Wooing the elusive median voter. NZ Herald (Vol. 11 Sep).

Rankin, KR (2013). Public Private Capitalism. The Daily Blog (Vol. 8 Nov).

Rankin, K. (2013). Black Swans and the Global Financial Crisis. Scoop Independent News, 12 December.

Rankin, K.R. (2013). Gen X faces shorter, sharper retirements. The New Zealand Herald. October 17.

Rankin, K.R. (2013). Everybody owns water, 5 March. NZ Herald.

Rankin, K.R. (2013). 'Abenomics' offers leg up for the world. The New Zealand Herald.

Rankin, K. (2013). Preparing for the retirement bulge. Scoop Independent News, October 21.

Rankin, K.R. (2013). IRD could be simpler and not need new IT system. The New Zealand Herald.

Rankin, K. (2012). Circular Flow: Drawing Further Inspiration from William Harvey. 53rd New Zealand Association of Economists (NZAE) Annual Conference, 27-29 June, Palmerston North, New Zealand. http://www.nzae.org.nz/event/nzae-conference-2012/2012-nzae-conference-papers/.
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2162

Rankin, K. R. (2012). Global vs. Local . Unitec's Forum for the Future. YouTube.

Rankin, K. R. (2012). The Economic Environment: Teaching Exchange Rates and Balance of Payments in the Context of the Eurozone Crisis. New Zealand Applied Business Education Conference.

Rankin, K. (2012). Statutory Holidays. Interview with Richard Langston. Radio New Zealand National, 4 June http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/queensbirthday/20120604.

Rankin, K. (2012). Austerity needs stimulus to work. The NewZealand Herald, 11 May.

Rankin, K. (2012). Kiwi common sense on public holidays. The New Zealand Herald, 26 March.

Rankin, K. (2012). A tax by another name. The New Zealand Herald, 15 March.

Rankin, K. (2012). For solutions, choose the right words. The New Zealand Herald, 5 March.

Rankin, K. (2012). On the Role of 'Intellectuals' as an Academic Sub-Species. Scoop Independent News. 24 February.

Rankin, K. (2012). Public Ownership of Energy Companies and Water. Scoop Independent News. 13 February.

Rankin (2012). What to do about inequality. The New Zealand Herald, 17 February.

Rankin, K. (2012). NZ's First Money Printing. Double Shot Interview with Bernard Hickey . k. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiVTtkYLq4k, 20 February.

Rankin, K. (2012). Prospects for Tax-Benefit Reform in New Zealand that Incorporates a Basic Income. In . Basic Income Worldwide: Horizons of Reform, 978-0-230-28542-2.

Rankin, KR (2011). Douglas Dowd: Inequality and the Global Economic Crisis. Journal of Economic Issues, ISSN 0021-3624 (Vol. 45(1)).

Rankin, KR (2011). Funding Earthquakes and other Projects. Scoop Independent News, 11 May.

Rankin, K. R. (2011). Global Balance Sheet Recession. Scoop Independent News, 28 July.

Rankin, K. R. (2011). The Countercyclical Contribution of the Not For Profit (NFP) Sector. .

Rankin, K. R. (2011). Employing Young People. Scoop Independent News, 19 August.

Rankin, K. R. (2011). Sustaining Personal Taxation: Use of Flat Taxes and Refundable Tax Credits to raise Equity and Labour Productivity. In A. Maples and A. Sawyer (Eds.) Taxation Issues: Existing and Emerging, Christchurch, New Zealand: The Centre for Commercial and Corporate Law Inc.

Rankin, K. R. (2011). Basic Income Flat Tax and Public Property Rights. NZ Association of Economists Conference, Wellington.

Rankin, K. R. (2011). Mercantilist Reasoning in Economic Policy Making. NZ Association of Economists Conference, Wellington.

Rankin, K. R. (2011). When earthquakes are most affordable. In L. Chester, M. Johnson, and P. Kriesler (Eds.). Heterodox economics: Ten years and growing stronger 10th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference 5-6 December, 2011. Sydney, Australia.

Rankin, K. R. (2011). Taxing Rental Houses. New Zealand Journal of Taxation Law and Policy, ISSN 1322-4417.

Rankin, K. (2011). Inequality and the Global Economic Crisis,. Dowd, D, Journal of Economic Issues (Vol. XLV 1).

Rankin, K. (2010). Welfare reform: Changing the way we account for taxes and benefits. In M. C. Dale, S. St John, L. Humpage, M.OBrien, and J. Timmins (Eds.). Rethinking welfare for the 21st century: forum proceedings. The University of Auckland, New Zealand.
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2163

Rankin, K. R. (2010). Krugman on the Malaise of Modern Macro: Critique Without Alternative. Agenda: A Journal of Policy Analysis and Reform (Vol. 17 (1)).
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/1602

Rankin, K. R. (2010). Welfare Reform: Changing the Way we Account for Benefits. University of Auckland Retirement Policy and Research Centre. Auckland, New Zealand. 10 September.

Rankin, K. R. (2010). A Critique of the Deliberation and Report of the Victoria University Tax Working Group. New Zealand Journal of Taxation Law and Policy (Vol. 16(2)).

Rankin, K. R. (2010). Macroeconomic Concepts and Applications: Paying Attention to Basic Relationships Through Circular Flow Analysis. Proceedings of the 15th Australasian Teaching Economics Conference, Hamilton, New Zealand, 28-29 June 2010, ISBN: 978-0-473-17331-9 (paperback); ISBN: 978-0-473-17332-6 (CD-Rom).

Rankin, KR (2010). Tax Reform? Watch for the Broken Glass. NZ Herald, http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=10621537 (Vol. 22 January 2010.).

Rankin, K. (2010). O WHAKAARO Talk Show Episode 10 - Is The Grass Greener In Oz? Produced by ButoBase for Maori TV, 18 December, Auckland, New Zealand, http://www.maoritelevision.com/Default.aspx?tabid=75&pid=8900.

St. John, S., and Rankin, K. (2009). Escaping the Welfare Mess? (Vol. Working Paper No. 267, March).

Rankin, K. (2009). We Won, You Lost, Eat That: A Political History of Tax in New Zealand Since 1840. Goldsmith, P. The New Zealand Journal of History (Vol. 43 1).

Rankin, K. (2009). The solution to our market crisis: more spending. The Independent Financial Review.

Rankin, K. (2009). Tax credit needs to extend help to low earners. The Independent Financial Review.

Rankin, K. (2009). Trimming the Cullen Superannuation Fund. The Independent Financial Review.

Rankin, K. (2009). Independent Earner Tax Credit. Ward, G. Gary Ward's Great Weekender.

Rankin, K. (2009). Reforming the Unemployment Benefit. Dempsey, J. Radio Live: Jemme Dempsey's The World at Noon.

Rankin, K. (2009). Reforming the Unemployment Benefit. Macarthy, N. Afternoons (The Panel) with Noelle Macarthy.

Rankin, K. (2009). Reforming the Unemployment Benefit. Checkpoint.

Rankin, K. (2009). Personal Tax Cuts and Recession Assistance Policies: 2009-2011. New Zealand Journal of Taxation and Law Policy, ISSN: 1322-4417 (Vol. 15 (1)).

Rankin, K. (2009). Use it or Lose it - Understanding the Global Financial Crisis. Public Policy Group, University of Auckland Business School, Auckland.

Stewart, J., and Rankin, K. (2009). Powerpoint Presentations to Accompany Economic Concepts and Applications. Auckland, Pearson (Vol. 4th).

Stewart, J., and Rankin, K. (2008). Economic concepts and applications. (Vol. 4th).

Stewart, J., and Rankin, K. (2008). Student learning guide - Economic concepts and applications. (Vol. 4th).

Stewart, J., and Rankin, K. (2008). Solutions manual to economic concepts and applications. Pearson Education New Zealand, Auckland (Vol. 4th).

Rankin, K. (2008). Rented houses are homes just the same. The New Zealand Herald.

Rankin, K. (2008). Wall St trembles but it's not the big one. The Independent Financial Review.

Rankin, K. (2008). Column: Keith Rankin - An imminent recession? Be prepared. Scoop Independent News.

Rankin, K. (2008). Opinion: Keith Rankin - The free-trade agreement and the economic good. Scoop Independent News.

Rankin, K. (2008). Column: Keith Rankin - Kiwi saver: is it good public policy? Scoop Independent News.

Rankin, K. (2008). Family discrimination claims go to court. The Independent Financial Review.

Rankin, K. (2008). National's 2008 tax reform. Scoop Independent News.

Rankin, K. (2008). A time to borrow, a time to spend. The New Zealand Herald.

Rankin, K. (2008). Helping the newly unemployed in the recession. Scoop Independent News.

Rankin, K. (2008). A biographical dictionary of Australian and New Zealand economics. King, J. Agenda - Australian National University (Vol. 15 2).

Rankin, K. (2008). Recycling the income of a binge and bubble economy. The Independant Financial Review.

Rankin, K. (2007). Opinion: Keith Rankin - the current state of the New Zealand economy. Scoop Independent News.

Rankin, K. (2007). Opinion: Keith Rankin - Gallipoli: More than a World War 1 side-show. Scoop Independent News.

Rankin, K. (2007). Opinion: Keith Rankin - high interest rates encourage speculative investment in housing. Scoop Independent News.

Rankin, K. (2007). Opinion: Keith Rankin - fixing the mess. Scoop Independent News.

Rankin, K. (2007). (Im)balance of payments. What's really wrong? The Independent Financial Review.

Rankin, K. (2007). The myth of the great depression. Potts, D. Agenda: Australian National University (Vol. 14 2).

Rankin, K. (2007). Inquiry into the future monetary policy framework K Rankin as witness. New Zealand Parliament Finance and Expenditure Committee.

Rankin, K. (2007). Interview by Macdonald Finlay: Still stuck in that 1980's rut. .

Rankin, K. (2007). Interview. Radio Live.

Rankin, K. (2007). Interview. Radio Live.

Rankin, K. (2007). Interview 25 September. Radio New Zealand.

Rankin, K. (2007). An income tax proposal for New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Taxation Law and Policy (Vol. 13 (1)).

Rankin, K. (2007). Inquiry into the future monetary policy framework. Report for The Finance and Expenditure Committee, House of Representatives, Wellington.

Rankin, K. (2007). A different standard of proof. The New Zealand Herald.

Rankin, K. (2007). Housing: Fundamentals and interest rate perversity. The Independent Financial Review.

Rankin, K. (2006). New Zealand income tax policy 1973-1982 and its legacy. New Zealand Journal of Taxation and Policy, ISSN, 1322-4417 (Vol. 12 March).

Rankin, K. (2006). New Zealand income tax policy 1973-1982 and its legacy. AUT University Business Economics Group, Auckland.

Rankin, K. (2006). The end of the housing bubble is nigh. The Independent (Vol. 15 Nov).

Rankin, K. (2000). Global Transition; a General Theory of Economic Development. G.D. Snooks. 76 (234) : 316, 0013-0249.

Rankin, K. (2005). Policies on borrowed time. Education Review, page 8. 25-31 August.

Rankin, K. (2005). Universities of Technology. Scoop. 25 August. Retrieved February 12, 2006, from www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00199.htm

Rankin, K. (2005). Carrots, not sticks, way to the future. New Zealand Herald, A15. 28 January.

Rankin, K. (2005). Submission to select committee inquiry into the 2004 local authority elections (Report to: New Zealand House of Representatives).

Rankin, K. (2005). University research: Where gift and market economics meet. NZ Journal of Tertiary Education Policy, Volume 1 (1), E-Journal. All articles are paged from page 1. Retrieved 23 December, 2005, from http://www.aus.ac.nz/publications/Ejournal/Titlepage.htm

Rankin, K. (2004). System ensures voters get the people they want. The New Zealand Herald. 20 October. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?ObjectID=3599902

Rankin, K. (2004). Middle-income families may be worse off under the Budget. Western Leader, 11. 3 August.

Rankin, K. (2004). City's commercial heart doesn't need triple bypass. The New Zealand Herald. 21 April. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?ObjectID=3561621

Rankin, K. (2004). MMP faces numbers jolt. The New Zealand Herald. 16 March. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?ObjectID=3554865

Rankin, K. (2004). Accounting for God's and others' gifts. Anew NZ. http://www.anewnz.org.nz/vision.asp?id=135

Rankin, K. (2004). Business future for Whenuapai? Western Leader. 13 January.

Rankin, K. (2004). Western ring road vital to solving traffic congestion. The New Zealand Herald. 16 December.

Rankin, K. (2004). Battling the oligopoly of universities. The New Zealand Herald, A21. 25 November.

Rankin, K. (2004). Economics 101, On-line learning and copyright. Paper presented at the Economic Education Conference, 13-16 July, Adelaide, Australia.

Rankin, K. (2003). Time to cut interest rates. New Zealand Herald Online. 21 November. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/businessstorydisplay.cfm?storyID=3530266

Rankin, K. (2003). State stake needed in rail and power. New Zealand Herald Online. 23 April. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/storyprint.cfm?storyID=3450629

Rankin, K. (2003). Rental tax fairest way to dampen house sales. New Zealand Herald (2 October), A17.

Rankin, K. (2002). Autistic Economics. Journal of Australian Political Economy, 50 (December), 10-13.

Rankin, K. (2002). Dialogue: History shows growth comes from access to public capital. The New Zealand Herald, op ed. 2 April. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/storyprint.cfm?storyID=1292756

Rankin, K. (2002). Local politics requires vote of confidence. The New Zealand Herald, op ed. 13 August. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/storyprint.cfm?storyID=2349079

Rankin, K. (2002). Dialogue: For political pollsters some voters don't exist. The New Zealand Herald, op ed. 19 July. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/storyprint.cfm?storyID=2098366

Rankin, K. (2002). Dialogue: Equality as parents must be our focus. The New Zealand Herald, Op ed. 10 September. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/storyprint.cfm?sotryID=267006

Rankin, K. (2002). Dialogue: Why Parliament needs more than a twosome. The New Zealand Herald, op ed. 11 April. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/storyprint.cfm?storyID=1341657

Rankin, K. (2002). Public property rights - a sustainable path. Pacific Ecologist: Journal of the Pacific Institute of Resource Management (Spring), 57-59.

Rankin, K. (2002). Give STV a chance to ensure fairer representation. New Zealand Local Government (September), 3.

Rankin, K. (2001). Rejection of Fluoride to Benefit All Water Uses. New Zealand Herald, A17. 2 April.

Rankin, K. (2001). Southland Shows the Way to a Real Global Economy. New Zealand Herald, A15. 15 November.

Rankin, K. (2001). All Work and No Play - But It Won't Be For Long. New Zealand Herald, A15. 26 October.

Rankin, K. (2001). Council Should Back Off and Let Vector Pay Out. New Zealand Herald, A15. 6 February 2001. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/dialogue

Rankin, K. (2000). Forget the Doom and Get Ready for a Boom. New Zealand Herald, A17. 28 August.

Rankin, K. (2000). Simple Rule the Essence of Fair Wage. New Zealand Herald, A13. 8 August.

Rankin, K. (2000). Auckland, Shore Should Gift Museum to Region. New Zealand Herald, A17. March 20.

Rankin, K. (2000). City's Access, Bypass Routes Must Be Split. New Zealand Herald, A13. March 10.

Rankin, K. (2000). Where's All the Help For Low-Income Households? The New Zealand Herald (16 June). http://www.nzherald.co.nz/storyprint.cfm?storyID=140616

Rankin, K. (2000). Capitalism, Labourism and Environmentalism. Pacific World (December), 30-32.

Rankin, K. (2000). Land Best Hope for Reviving Economy. New Zealand Herald (4 October), A13.

Rankin, K. (2000). Approach is Orthodox But So Was Burning Witches. New Zealand Herald (2 March), Section A: op.ed.

Rankin, K. (1999). More Benefits Than Burdens in Student Loans Scheme. New Zealand Herald, A11. 3 November.

Rankin, K. (1999). Lamb Impost Plan Shows Up US Double Standards. New Zealand Herald, A17. 10 June.

Rankin, K. (1999). Cosmopolitan Protection; an Oxymoron? In A. DeBruin (Ed.), 'The Global Society: Issues and Challenges for New Zealand' (pp. 112-121). Auckland: Massey University. Paper presented at the Massey University Symposium, 13 February, Auckland.

Rankin, K. (1999). Fiscal and Welfare Barriers to Effective Fatherhood. In S. Birks & P. Callister (Eds.), Perspectives on Fathering (pp. 81-92). Palmerston North: Massey University Centre for Public Policy Evaluation.

Rankin, K. (1999). Book review: 'The Grip of Death, a Study of Modern Money, Debt Slavery and Destructive Economics'. International Journal of Social Economics, 26 (6), 818-820.

Rankin, K. (1999). For Easton, MMP is the Way Forward. Book Review. 'The Whimpering of the State' by Brian Easton. Evening Post. 8 October.

Rankin, K. (1999). Knowledge Must be Public Property. New Zealand Herald, A, op-ed. 24 August.

Rankin, K. (1999). Could it be Keynesian Theorists got it Wrong. New Zealand Herald, A, op-ed. 20 January.

Rankin, K. (1999). Better Roads Network Should Have Priority. New Zealand Herald, A, op-ed. 2 September.

Rankin, K. (1999). Right Time to Count Out the Sceptics. New Zealand Herald, A, op-ed. 28 December.

Rankin, K. (1999). Debating the Course of Globalisation. Book Review. 'Reclaiming the Future: New Zealand and the Global Economy' by Jane Kelsey. Evening Post. 24 September.

Rankin, K. (1998). NZ Must Not Go Back To Capital Addiction. New Zealand Herald, A, op-ed. 3 August.

Rankin, K. (1998). Claim of High Tax Rate Unfairly Represented. Reply to Patrick Caragata (New Zealand Herald, 29 July). New Zealand Herald, A, op-ed. 9 September.

Rankin, K. (1998). Targeting Benefits Favours Too Few. New Zealand Herald, A, op-ed. 12 October.

Rankin, K. (1998). Gloomy Image of 1970s Based on Taxation Myth. New Zealand Herald, A, op-ed. 9 November.

Rankin, K. (1998). Revisiting the UBI. New Zealand Politicial Review, 7 (2), 12-15.

Rankin, K. (1998). Allowing Parallel Imports: Is It Really Deregulatory? New Zealand Herald, A, op-ed. 14 July.

Rankin, K. (1998). What Depression; We've Been In Worse Shape Often Enough. New Zealand Herald, A, op-ed. 1 July.

Rankin, K. (1998). Rejoinder to David Preston. Social Policy Journal of New Zealand, 10, 36-38.