Technical reports and working papers

  • RPRC (2104) 'Retirement incomes policy. The future is now', Proceedings, Auckland Business School 17th April
  • St John, S., M. Littlewood, C Dale. (2014). Now we are six. Lessons from New Zealand's KiwiSaver. Working paper 2014-1. Auckland, Retirement Policy and Research Centre.
  • St John, S (2012): Fiscal sustainability in an ageing population: Adapting universal provision background paper for External panel Affording our Futures Conference, University of Victori
    St John, S and Familton, (2011) A Paid Parental Leave in New Zealand: catching up with Australia? January 2011 Child Poverty Action Group (Inc) Backgrounder 01/11.
  • St  John, S., Dale, M., & Littlewood, M. (2011). KiwiSaver: the first four years (Working paper 2011-2). Auckland, Retirement Policy and Research Centre.
  • Dale, M., St  John, S., & Littlewood, M. (2011). Overseaspensions: the next steps (Working paper 2011-1). Auckland, Retirement Policy and Research Centre.
  • St John, S., & Dale, M. C. (2011 ). Funding the long good night: more intragenerational risk sharing. Paper presented at the The New Zealand Association of Economists Annual Conference 2011.
  • St  John, S., & Dale, M. (2010). Option 1. Reforming New Zealand Superannuation for a mobile trans-Tasman population. (Working paper 2010-2). Auckland: Retirement Policy and Research Centre.
  • St  John, S., & Dale, M. Littlewood,M (2010a). KiwiSaver the first three years: Lessons for Ireland? (Working paper 2010-2). Auckland: Retirement Policy and Research Centre.
  • Dale, M. C., St John, S., & Littlewood, M. (2010). New Zealand Superannuation and overseas pensions: reform  options 1 and 2 (Briefing Paper ). Auckland: Retirement Policy and Research Centre.
  • St John, S. (2009). The Annuities Market in New Zealand: Ministry of Economic Development, For the 2009 Capital markets Taskforce Report: MED Wellington.
  • St John, S., Dale M., & Littlewood, M. (2009). An evaluation of 'In Work Benefits' in New Zealand: Use of the In Work Tax Credit to encourage labour supply: implications for an ageing population. Prepared for The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) Cabinet Office, Government of Japan International Collaboration Project 2008: "Macroeconomic Perspective in Population Decline".
  • St John, S., Rankin, K. (2009). Escaping the welfare mess?. Working paper, no 267 Economics Department: Auckland University.
  • St John, S., Littlewood, M., Meehan, L. (2008). The distributional impact of recent changes to KiwiSaver. Working Paper 2008-2. Retirement Policy and Research Centre, Business School University of Auckland.
  • St John, S., Wynd, D. (2008). (Eds.), Left behind. How social and income inequalities damage New Zealand children. Pp 160 Auckland, Child Poverty Action Group NZ.
  • Craig, D.A., St John, S. (2007). 'Child health: The macro and policy context', In: Craig, E (ed.), New Zealand Child and Youth Health Indicator Handbook., Auckland, NZ Child and Youth Epidemiology Service, p.12-16.
  • St John, S. (2006). 'The Policy Implications of decumulation in Retirement in New Zealand', A paper prepared for the Retirement Commission, 39pp.
  • St John, S.M. (2005). 'Pensions taxation and retirement incomes in New Zealand', Pensions taxation and retirement incomes in New Zealand, SP2005-08, The Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin Ireland, 8pp. 28 July.
  • St John, S. (2004). 'Financial assistance for the young: 1986-2008' Policy Discussion Paper No. 25, Department of Economics, pp. 1-15, August.
  • St John, S., & Craig, D., (2004).  Cut price kids: Does the 2004 'Working for Families' budget work for children? pp 80, Auckland: Child Poverty Action Group.
  • St John, S. (2003).  The role of annuities in the New Zealand retirement incomes policy mix. Wellington: Report prepared for the Periodic Report Group. Available from: http://www.treasury.govt.nz/prg/background.asp
  • St John, S. and RANKIN, K., (2002). 'Entrenching the welfare mess', Policy Discussion Paper No. 24: Economics Department Auckland University.
  • St John, S. (2001). 'Financial assistance for the young: New Zealand's incoherent welfare state.' Policy Discussion Paper No. 23, Department of Economics, University of Auckland.
  • St John, S., Dale, C., O'Brian, B., Blaiklock, A., & Milne, S. (2001). Our children: the priority for policy', Child Poverty Action Group, Auckland, New Zealand. New edition, Our children, CPAG   http://www.cpag.org.nz/
  • St John, S. (1999). 'Community Responsibility', Rebuilding ACC Beyond 2000. Papers on accident compensation and rehabilitation policy in New Zealand, CTU, Wellington, July.
  • St John, S. (1999). Economic and social policy The First Decade Conference to mark the 10th anniversary of the United Nation Convention on the Rights of the Child, 25th November, Proceedings Beth Wood and Alison Blaiklock (eds.) Action for children in Aotearoa.
  • St John, S. & Rankin, K., (1998). 'Quantifying the Welfare Mess Policy Discussion Series Paper No. 22, Department of Economics, University of Auckland, 43pp.
  • St John, S. (1997). 'Retirement income and women.' Keynote speech, Proceedings of Conference Ministry of Women's Affairs June 1996. pp. 26-41.
  • St John, S. (1996). 'The Welfare Mess Revisited', Policy Discussion Papers. No. 21, Department of Economics, University of Auckland, 1996.
  • St John, S. & Heynes, A., (1994). 'The Welfare Mess', Policy Discussion Papers. No. 15, May 1993 - updated December. Department of Economics, University of Auckland.
  • St John, S. (1994). 'Delivering Financial Assistance to Families: An Analysis of New Zealand's Policies. The Case for Reform', Policy Discussion Papers No. 18, Department of Economics, University of Auckland, December.
  • St John, S. & Ashton, T., (1993). Private Pensions in the OECD countries New Zealand, Social Policy Studies No. 11, OECD Paris. Also Les Regimes De Retrainte Prives Dans Les Pays De L OECD Nouvelle Zelande.
  • St John, S. (1992). 'Women and Superannuation. A Comparative Study. The USA, Australia and the UK.' Ministry of Women's Affairs Occasional Paper. November.
  • St John, S. (1991). 'Reform of the GRI surcharge', New Zealand Planning Council, Wellington.
  • St John, S. (1991). An integrated superannuation policy for New Zealand. Some Reflections on the implications of the OECD conference, Private Pensions and Public Policy, Wellington, Life Offices' Association.
  • St John, S. (1990). 'Financial Assistance for 16-19 year olds in 1990', Working Papers Series No. 72, Department of Economics, University of Auckland, 1990. Also published as a Discussion paper by the Ministry of Education.
  • St John, S. (1989). 'Family Assistance 1981/2 to 1988/89. Recent directions in Family Policy', Working Papers Series No. 52, Department of Economics, University of Auckland, January.
  • St John, S. (1985). 'Reforms to the New Zealand tax and benefit systems using negative income tax', Policy Discussion Papers Series No. 2, Department of Economics, University of Auckland, August.
  • St John, S. (1985). 'The impact of the 1985 budget changes on families', Working Papers Series No. 20, Department of Economics, University of Auckland, December.
  • St John, S. (1985). 'Interim report on the Financial Position of Families Incorporating the Effects of the 1985 Budget', Working Papers Series No. 12, Department of Economics, University of Auckland, March.
  • St John, S. (1983). 'Financial Assistance for Families and the 1983 Budget', Working Papers Series No. 8, Department of Economics, University of Auckland, December.
  • St John, S. (1982). 'The Impact of the 1982 Budget and Associated Issues on the Position of Families.' Working Papers Series No. 5, Department of Economics, University of Auckland, Nov.