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Fiscal and Monetary Policy in the wake of COVID - a workshop hosted by the Treasury and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Event series: 

The Treasury and the Reserve Bank are pleased to announce a workshop on fiscal and monetary policy in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The aim of the workshop is to bring together the New Zealand macroeconomic research community to discuss recent innovative analysis and the outlook for macroeconomic policy.

Keynote speakers

Keynote addresses will be delivered by:

  • Dr Caralee McLiesh (Chief Executive and Secretary to the Treasury)
  • Professor Eric Leeper (Paul Goodloe McIntire Professor in Economics at the University of Virginia) 

Key event details

Presented papers will cover:

  • Enhancing the role of fiscal policy in macro stabilisation
  • Estimating fiscal multipliers
  • Fiscal consolidation scenarios for NZ
  • Distributional effects of monetary policy
  • The welfare implications of a dual mandate for monetary policy

The workshop will also host a panel session of public sector chief economists. Panel members will offer their views on the key macroeconomic issues facing New Zealand.

You can view the detailed conference agenda here: RBNZ TSY Macro Workshop Agenda 22 June 2021 (PDF, 51.4KB)

Register your attendance 

If you are interested in attending the workshop, please register your interest at [email protected] by 4 June.

We have timed the workshop to be the day before the New Zealand Association of Economists (NZAE) conference, so attendees can combine travel. However, if you cannot make it to Wellington we will also have the ability to join online.

If you are interested in presenting your own relevant research to Treasury and Reserve Bank staff while in Wellington, you can take advantage of the Reserve Bank’s Economics Research Network Initiative (ERNI). Funding may be available for travel and accommodation under the ERNI programme.

If you have queries, please contact:

Adam Richardson
Manager, Central Banking Analytics
Reserve Bank of New Zealand
[email protected]
04 471 3653


Peter Gardiner
Manager, Forecasting and Modelling
The Treasury
[email protected]
+64 4 917 6901

Last updated: 
Tuesday, 15 June 2021