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Guest Lecture: Prof Gary Hawke - Our Futures: Te Pae Tawhiti

Page updated Oct 21, 2014

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Presentation material for Gary Hawke's lecture 'Our Futures: Te Pae Tawhiti', to be presented at The Treasury, Level 5, 1 The Terrace, Wellington on Tuesday 21 October, 1.30 pm to 3.00 pm.


The Royal Society of New Zealand released in mid-2014, a "major issues" paper on "The 2013 census and New Zealand's changing population". Gary Hawke chaired the Panel which prepared the report.

While the 2013 census confirmed many expectations, it included some surprises. In this talk Gary Hawke will review the major themes identified in the report and reflect on their implications for the formulation of economic policy. The report is available at

About Gary Hawke:

Professor Gary Hawke retired from Victoria University of Wellington, as Head of the School of Government and Professor of Economic History, in effect at the end of 2007 and formally in July 2008 after 40 years of service. He was awarded a CNZM in the 2008 honours list for services to education and economics. Gary is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand and is also a member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia.

In 1998 he was awarded the NZIER-Qantas Prize in Economics. Earlier in his career Gary was a visiting fellow at Stanford University in the United States, All Souls' College, Oxford in the United Kingdom, at the Australian National University in Australia, and with a number of institutions in Japan. In 1978 he was Tawney Lecturer for the Economic History Society in the UK.