RIP Roger Kerr

Over the weekend Roger Kerr passed away.

This is extremely sad news for both the family, and the wider community.  During his lifetime Roger did a significant amount to improve the level of debate around policy in New Zealand, and his efforts have helped to improve the shape and strength of New Zealand’s policy framework incredibly.

I never had the good fortune to meet Roger, but I was lucky to grow up in a country that has transparent fiscal policy and robust monetary policy – in a large part thanks to his efforts.