2022 New Zealand Economics Forum goes virtual

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Theme: Dealing with COVID-19's long tail

The 2022 New Zealand Economics Forum, hosted by Waikato Management School, will bring together an outstanding lineup of top economists, policymakers, business and social leaders, and public sector officials.

They will share their expert perspectives on how we can address some of the major challenges and opportunities facing our country today as a result of the ongoing global Covid-19 pandemic.

Guest speakers will discuss a wide range of themes, including disruptions to the business sector and how our economy can recover, the outlook for monetary and fiscal policy, reinvigorating our health and education sectors, housing and infrastructure, the future of the Māori economy, global trade and investment, and labour and immigration.

Confirmed speakers

Day One - 24 February - 10am to 4pm:

  • Caralee McLiesh - Chief Executive and Secretary - New Zealand Treasury
  • Prof. Robin Gauld - Dean and Pro Vice-Chancellor - Otago Business School
  • Ranjna Patel - Co-founder and Director - Tāmaki Health
  • Prof. Des Gorman - Emeritus Professor of Medicine - University of Auckland
  • Bryan Chapple - Deputy Secretary, Macroeconomics and Growth - New Zealand Treasury
  • Mike Burrell - Executive Director - Sustainable Business Council
  • Craig Renney - Economist and Director of Policy - New Zealand Council of Trade Unions (NZCTU)
  • Wayne Tainui - Manukura Māori Business Leader - PwC New Zealand
  • Liz Te Amo - Chief Executive Officer - Miro
  • Prof. Don Klinger - Pro Vice-Chancellor - Te Wānanga Toi Tangata Division of Education, University of Waikato
  • Alexandre Fernandes De Oliveria - Chief Investment Officer - International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • Michael Johnston - Senior Fellow - The New Zealand Initiative; and Senior Lecturer in Education - Victoria University of Wellington
  • Matt Burgess - Senior Economist - The New Zealand Initiative
  • Prof. Jonathan Boston - Chair, School of Government - Victoria University of Wellington
  • Prof. John Gibson - Professor of Economics - Waikato Management School, University of Waikato
  • Dr Simon Chapple - Director, Institute for Governance and Policy Studies - Victoria University of Wellington

 Day Two - 25 February - 8.40am to 1.00pm: 

  • Adrian Orr - Governor - Reserve Bank of New Zealand - Te Pūtea Matua
  • Sharon Zollner - Chief Economist - ANZ Bank
  • Prof. Grant Spencer - Adjunct Professor in Economics and Finance - Victoria University of Wellington
  • Prof. Charles Goodhart - Emeritus Professor of Banking and Finance - London School of Economics
  • Prof. Mark Holmes - Professor of Economics - Waikato Management School, University of Waikato
  • Sir Robert McLeod - Lawyer, scholar, and business leader - Chairman of Sanford, Quayside Holdings, and Ngati Porou
  • Dr Oliver Hartwich - Executive Director - The New Zealand Initiative
  • Brad Olsen - Principal Economist - Infometrics
  • Leilani Frew - Deputy Secretary, Financial and Commercial - New Zealand Treasury
  • Dominick Stephens - Deputy Secretary, Chief Economic Advisor - New Zealand Treasury
  • Prof. Gigi Foster - Professor of Economics - University of New South Wales
  • Rodney Jones - Principal Economist & Analyst - Wigram Capital Advisors
  • Hon. Tim Groser - Chair of Groser & Associates; Former Minister of Trade and Climate Change Issues

The 2022 New Zealand Economics Forum will go ahead as an ONLINE, VIRTUAL event. Both days of the event will be streamed live directly from the webpage below, starting at 10am on Thursday, 24 February.

For full details, bios and to register, click here. 

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