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List of upcoming and recent events, including guest lectures and Budget lockups.
Guest Lecture: Assoc. Prof Sholeh Maani - Private Returns to Tertiary Education: How Does NZ Compare among the OECD Countries?
Guest Lecture: Assoc. Prof Sholeh Maani - Private Returns to Tertiary Education: How Does NZ Compare among the OECD Countries? - 1.30-3.00 pm at Level 5, The Treasury, 1 The Terrace on Friday 1 June 2012
Fri 1 Jun 2012, 1:30-3:00pm at Level 5, The Treasury, 1 The Terrace
Budget 2012 Lock-ups - Thu 24 May - 10.30am-2pm Banquet Hall, Parliament Buildings, Wellington and 12pm-2pm TVNZ, Auckland
The main Budget 2012 lock-up for media and economic and financial analysts will be held on Thursday 24 May from 10.30am at the Banquet Hall in Parliament Buildings, Wellington. A separate lock-up, limited to 20 media only, will be held at TVNZ in Auckland.
Thu 24 May - 10.30am-2pm (Wellington), 12pm-2pm (Auckland) at Banquet Hall, Parliament Buildings, Wellington and TVNZ, Auckland
Guest Lecture: David Skilling - Small Countries in the Global Economy: Thoughts on New Zealand
Guest Lecture: David Skilling - Small Countries in the Global Economy: Thoughts on New Zealand.
Tue 15 May 2012, 1:30pm-3:00pm at Level 5, The Treasury, 1 The Terrace
Guest Lecture: Dr Solmaz Moslehi - Public Private Mix of Health Expenditure: A Political Economy Approach and a Quantitative Exercise
Guest Lecture: Dr Solmaz Moslehi - Public Private Mix of Health Expenditure: A Political Economy Approach and a Quantitative Exercise
Mon 23 Apr 2012, 1:30pm-3:00pm at Level 5, The Treasury, 1 The Terrace
Guest Lecture: Prof Denise Osborn - Changes in the International Dynamics of Inflation
Guest Lecture: Prof Denise Osborn - Changes in the International Dynamics of Inflation on Thursday 12 April 2012
Thu 12 Apr 2012, 1:30pm-3:00pm at Level 5, The Treasury, 1 The Terrace
Guest Lecture: Min Zhu - Capital Flows in a Changing Global Economy
Guest Lecture: Min Zhu - Capital Flows in a Changing Global Economy - Wed 21 Mar, 3.15 pm-4.45 pm at Level 5, The Treasury, 1 The Terrace on Wednesday 21 March 2012
Wed 21 Mar 2012, 3.15pm-4.45pm at Level 5, The Treasury, 1 The Terrace
Guest Lecture: Iris Claus - Government Fiscal Policies and Redistribution in Asian Countries
Guest Lecture: Iris Claus - Government Fiscal Policies and Redistribution in Asian Countries on Tuesday 28 February 2012
Tue 28 Feb 2012, 1:30pm-3:00pm at Level 5, The Treasury, 1 The Terrace
Guest Lecture: John Benington - Leadership, Governance and Public Value in an Age of Austerity
The global financial crisis has provoked a period of volatility and austerity for many governments. At the same time human societies are also facing profound structural changes in their ecological, political economic social and technological contexts. These are increasingly seen to require not just incremental adjustments, but a Copernican shift in mind-sets – including new paradigms for thinking and action about the role of the state in relation to both the private market and to civil society.
Wed 8 Feb 2012, 1:30pm-3:00pm at Level 5, The Treasury, 1 The Terrace
Guest Lecture: Prof Raj Chetty - Using Differences in Knowledge Across Neighborhoods to Uncover the Impacts of Income Taxes on Earnings
 
Tue 13 Dec, 1.30-3pm at Level 5, The Treasury, 1 The Terrace
Guest Lecture: Prof. John Diamond - The Dynamic Economic Effects of a US Corporate Income Tax Rate Reduction
The US corporate income tax system has not changed significantly since 1986, while most other countries have dramatically reduced their statutory corporate income tax rates below the US rate. This paper analyzes the dynamic macroeconomic effects of a reduction in the US corporate tax rate financed in a revenue neutral manner through business tax base broadening.
Thu 8 Dec 2011, 1:00pm-2:30pm at Level 5, The Treasury, 1 The Terrace
NZIER, Motu and Treasury Guest Lecture: Dr Martin Weitzman - The Economics of Climate Change - Why is it so Difficult and Controversial?
Economic analysis of what to do about climate change has sometimes been described as an economist’s nightmare. In this lecture, Dr Weitzman tries to explain why this particular application of cost-benefit analysis is more difficult than other, more ordinary, applications - and what it might mean.
Tue 6 Dec 2011, 1:30pm-3:30pm at Intercontinental Hotel, cnr Grey & Featherston St
Guest Lecture: Dr David Gruen - Wellbeing, Living Standards and Distribution
Dr Gruen will talk about the similarities and differences between the Australian Treasury's wellbeing framework and the New Zealand Treasury's living standards framework, and  the Australian Treasury's experience with a formal framework.  The talk will include a discussion of distributional issues in light of these frameworks.
Fri 9 Sep 2011, 1.30-3pm at Level 5, The Treasury, 1 The Terrace
Guest Lecture: Prof Peter Forsyth - Approaches to Project Evaluation: CBA vs CGE Modelling?
Prof Forsyth discussed the relationship between Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) and Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) models for evaluating projects and policies.
Tue 6 Sep 2011, 11am-12.30pm at Level 5, The Treasury, 1 The Terrace
Treasury Seminar: Dr Weshah Razzak - Predicting Instability
Dr Weshah Razzak's seminar 'Predicting Instability' presented at the Treasury on 23 August 2011.
Tue 23 Aug, 1.30-3pm at Level 5, 1 The Terrace
Guest Lecture: Prof David Fielding - Fiscal Shocks to New Zealand's GDP: Explaining Some Puzzles
Prof David Fielding's lecture 'Fiscal Shocks to New Zealand's GDP: Explaining Some Puzzles' was presented at the Treasury on 2 August 2011.
Tue 2 Aug, 1.30-3pm at Level 5, 1 The Terrace
Guest Lecture: Dr Brian Easton - Five Great Stagnations of the NZ Economy
New Zealand's market economy has been through five great stagnations (or depressions or recessions; economists have used different expressions): the long depression from 1878 to 1895, the interwar recession (which may have started as early as 1908, and ended with the Great Depression of the 1930s), the post-war recession from 1944 to 1953, the wool price collapse which got back into a growth track in 1978 and the Rogernomics Recession from 1984 to 1994 (all datings tentative).
Tue 26 Jul, 1.30-3pm at Level 5, 1 The Terrace
Guest Lecture: Dr Bernard Cadogan - Lecture 3 of 3: The Subtle Science: The Hermeneutics of the Treaty of Waitangi
The Subtle Science is the discipline of interpretation. In this lecture Lord Cooke's "Living Treaty" doctrine is explained in interpretativist terms, teleological trends in Treaty and constitutional thinking are identified and condemned, along with the myth of New Zealand "pragmatism".
Thu 7 Jul, 1.30pm-3pm at The Treasury, Level 5, 1 The Terrace