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.

Panel:

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 Deborah.levy@vuw.ac.nz by 19 April.