Chair in Public Finance

The Chair in Public Finance is a partnership chair set up by Wellington School of Business and Government with the support of a number of external stakeholders and sponsors.

The primary roles of the Chair are to undertake policy-relevant research in public finance, engage with the policy-making community on public finance issues, and help to build public finance research capability in New Zealand. The Chair is currently held by Professor Norman Gemmell.

Originally established in 2011 with sponsorship from three government departments, (The Treasury, Inland Revenue and the Ministry of Social Development) and accountancy firm PwC, since 2016 the Chair has been supported by The Treasury, Inland Revenue, The Ministry of Education and The Productivity Commission.


The Chair in Public Finance acknowledges the ongoing support of the following sponsors.

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These pages describe the activities and personal views of the Chair in Public Finance. They should not be attributed to Victoria University of Wellington or the sponsors of the Chair.