Brian Easton


I have skills in economics, economic history, statistics, public policy and political economy and have worked in periods from 650m years ago to contemporary times. Among my publications are

(1981) Policy and Pragmatism: Social Security in the Seventies.

(1983) Income Distribution in New Zealand.

(1996) In Stormy Seas: The Post-War New Zealand Economy.

(1996) The Commercialisation of New Zealand.

(1999) Whimpering of the State: Policy After MMP.

(2001) The Nationbuilders.

(2007) Globalisation and the Wealth of Nations.

(2018) Heke Tangata: Māori in Markets and Cities.

(2020) Not in Narrow Seas; The Economic History of Aotearoa New Zealand.

My website is


  • Research


  • Economics
  • Welfare