A monetary policy response to COVID-19

The Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, Adrian Orr, will discuss the monetary policy response to COVID-19 – during and following the immediate shock.

A monetary policy response to COVID-19

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2 September 2020 from 12.30 pm - 1.30 pm 2 Sep 2020 12:30 pm 2 Sep 2020 1:30 pm

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The School of Government and the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies are pleased to invite you to a special seminar: A monetary policy response to COVID-19.

The Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, Adrian Orr, will discuss the monetary policy response to COVID-19 – during and following the immediate shock.

Adrian Orr

Adrian OrrAfter working as an economist for the OECD for three years, Adrian returned to New Zealand and worked for a short time as a Chief Analyst at The Treasury, before returning to the National Bank as Chief Economist. He was appointed Chief Manager of the economics team at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand in 1997, providing core economic and policy advice to the Governor. Between 2000 and 2003 he served as Chief Economist for Westpac Banking Corporation.

This was followed by a four-year stint as Deputy Governor and Head of Financial Stability of the Reserve Bank through to 2007.  From 2007 until his appointment as Governor, Adrian held the position of Chief Executive Officer at the Guardians of the New Zealand Superannuation Fund.

Adrian is a Hunter Fellow of Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington which is awarded recognition of an individual’s outstanding contribution to the advancement of Victoria University.   He remains a member of the Komiti Pasifika at the University. He is of Cook Island and Irish descent.