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Affording Our Future Conference 2012

Page updated Jan 04, 2013

Event Details

Ahead of the publication of the next long-term fiscal statement in March 2013, Treasury in conjunction with Victoria University of Wellington Chair of Public Finance will co-sponsor a two-day conference on Affording Our Future on 10 and 11 December 2012.

This conference will discuss a range of topics including:

  • What is "fiscal sustainability" and how should we assess it?
  • How has welfare policy evolved in New Zealand and what are the analytical approaches to inter- and intra-generational equity issues?
  • What are the major fiscal pressures facing New Zealand?
  • What are the implications of these pressures for policy areas such as tax, retirement income, and health care?
  • What lessons can be learned from international experience?
  • What bearing does political economy have on reform packages and their implementation?

The conference will bring together academic specialists, commentators and practitioners from a range of fields to discuss these issues which will likely affect a wide array of policy areas over the coming decades.

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