The Chair for Pacific Region Business focuses on promoting and supporting effective, sustainable New Zealand business engagements in the Asia–Pacific region and providing insights that enhance government policy.

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Meet the Chair

Distinguished economist Dr Alan Bollard CNZM is the inaugural Chair for Pacific Region Business.

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

Listen to a series of discussions, hosted by Dr Bollard, with experts from across the University about New Zealand's economic future post COVID-19.

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  • Dr Alan Bollard on APEC 2021's move to digital platforms

    The news that New Zealand has decided its 2020 hosting of APEC will go completely digital was not a surprise, writes Dr Alan Bollard, Chair for Pacific Region Business at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington.

  • How to pay for COVID-19—Lessons from previous wars

    The coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the world and is being countered by a massive economic shutdown. The social and health costs are enormous, but it is time to think about the huge economic costs and how we are going to pay for them, writes Dr Alan Bollard.