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Leading Economist Shamubeel Eaqub Wants TOP in Parliament

Leading Economist Wants TOP in Parliament

One of New Zealand’s leading economists says he wants The Opportunities Party in Parliament after the election.

Shamubeel Eaqub has posted on twitter that he doesn’t endorse any party,

“But I love your policy based approach. I hope you get past 5%. We need ideas in Parliament not just realpolitik.”.

Shamubeel is a regular and respected contributor to media, government, and business sector discussions on economic and strategic matters.

He holds a BCOM with honours in Economics from Lincoln University and is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Shamubeel has authored "Growing Apart: Regional Prosperity in New Zealand", and co-authored "Generation Rent", and "The New Zealand Economy: An Introduction".

TOP Party Leader and Founder Dr Gareth Morgan has welcomed the comments from such a well-regarded expert in the field of economics and policy.

“With people like Shamubeel promoting the idea of evidence based policy TOP knows it will make more than 5% on Saturday night and give New Zealand the chance to make real progress on equality, the environment and the economy”, says Dr Morgan.


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