GEN Conference 2015

Government Economics Network Annual Conference 2015 
“The Next 5 Years; Policy Issues And Practices”

The next five years will see important changes in New Zealand. We will continue to get older, we can expect more disruptive technological innovations, global markets will evolve, and major debates around inequality, regulation and the investment approach will likely continue.

At this day- long conference, international and domestic experts will outline what some of the most important changes over the next five years could be and how these could affect the knowledge and skills requirements of economists in government in New Zealand.


This will include sessions on:

  • The current state of economic thinking and what this may mean for income transfer policies and regulation
  • New Zealand’s changing demographic profile
  • The changing business outlook
  • Policymaking under uncertainty
  • The investment approach to social policy


The line-up of speakers includes:

  • Hon Bill English; MP; Deputy Prime Minister,  Minister of Finance
  • Prof Warwick McKibbon; Director of Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Australian National University
  • Sir David Ramsden; Director General UK HM Treasury Chair of UK Government Economic Service
  • Prof Robert Wade; Professor of Political Economy, London School of Economics
  • Jason Timmins, a Principal Knowledge Analyst from Superu will outline how linked micro data can illustrate a better understanding of changes in business environment and the economy.


Download the Conference Flyer (PDF 1.7 mB)



Intercontinental Hotel, Wellington



Earlybird: $350 +GST – closes Friday 23 October

Normal: $450 +GST


Event date: 
30 November 2015
Event Type: 
Supported Events
Last update: 2 May 2016