The Economy Really Does Matter

The Economy Really Does Matter

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21 April 2021 from 4.10 pm - 6.00 pm 21 Apr 2021 4:10 pm 21 Apr 2021 6:00 pm

‘The Economy Really Does Matter’

A seminar on ‘Not in Narrow Seas’- The Economic History of Aotearoa New Zealand (2020):
A Panel Discussion

Brian Easton suggests that everyone agrees the ‘economy really does matter’ but too few seriously investigate the implications. His book ‘Not in Narrow Seas’: The Economic History of Aotearoa New Zealand is a major contribution addressing this omission. It traverses the history of this country from the traditional Māori economy to the current government’s response to global warming. Divided into six parts: ‘Beginnings’, ‘Settlement’, ‘The Pastoral Economy’, ‘Postwar Prosperity and Change’, ‘Rogernomics’, and ‘Ongoings’, the author identifies major economic trends since the Second World War and challenges a number of national myths. The narrative includes attention to the environment, technical change, and globalisation as well as to the tensions between market and government.


Professor Alan Bollard
CNZM (chair) School of Government, Chair of the Infrastructure Commission, Governor of Reserve Bank 2002-12.

Dr Margaret Galt
Senior Analyst and Principal Advisor, Treasury.

Dr Geoff Bertram
Senior Associate, Institute for Governance and Policy Studies.

Dr Brian Easton
Economist and independent commentator.

Date:                     Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Time:                    4.10pm – 6.00pm

Venue:                 AM101 - Alan MacDairmid Building, Kelburn Campus.  Entrance at Gate 7 by Wishbone Cafe

As places are limited, please RSVP to by 19 April.