What now? The short-term economic responses to COVID-19

Our panel discuss the short-term economic outlook, the effect lockdown had on families, what sectors have been worse hit, and what can the government afford?


Lectures, talks and seminars

Spotlight Series: COVID-19 and the future of the New Zealand economy

What now? The short-term economic responses to COVID-19

Join our panellists as they discuss the short-term economic outlook, what the effect of lockdown has had on families, what sectors have been worse hit, and what can the government afford?


Presented by Professor Alan Bollard ; Toby Moore ; Professor Arthur Grimes ; Dr Kate Prickett



Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington is hosting a series of three online Spotlight Lectures, occurring weekly starting Tuesday 12 May.

As we emerge from the immediate crisis of COVID-19, attention and debate is now turning to the shape of the our post-lockdown economic recovery and how this evolving situation might impact New Zealand’s economic resilience.

Facilitated by Professor Alan Bollard, leading experts and academics will share their insights and perspectives on the economic implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, what short to medium-term relief efforts might be implemented to limit the economic damage, as well as discussions on longer-term recovery strategies.

We expect this event to generate a lively discussion among panellists and a chance for the audience to ask curated questions.

The remaining events in this series are:

Spotlight 2 | Recovery mode: how do you rebuild after disaster?

When: Tuesday 19 May, 12:30pm-1:30pm

Spotlight 3 | What does this mean for the longer term?

When: Tuesday 26 May, 12:30pm-1:30pm

Speaker Bios

Professor Alan Bollard is a Professor of Practice at the School of Government, Wellington School of Business and Government, and inaugural holder of the Chair for Pacific Region Business.

Dr Kate Prickett is the Director, Roy McKenzie Centre for the Study of Families and Children at the Wellington School of Business and Government.

Toby Moore is a Teaching Fellow at Wellington School of Business and Government.

Professor Arthur Grimes is the Chair of Wellbeing and Public Policy at Wellington School of Business and Government.