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  • Investing in Complex Systems

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    Abstract What kind of work is it to steward complex systems to realise value?  Building a system of investment that is value orientated, adaptive and self learning.  Examples from the social and productive sectors. About James Mansell James...

  • Private Finance in Wales: Who Needs it?

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    Abstract The presentation will describe some of the challenges of establishing a politically acceptable model of Public Private Partnership (PPP), while exploring the local drivers that make PPPs a necessary instrument...

  • Demographic Change, Population Health, and Economic Growth

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    Abstract This talk will focus on the interplay of population dynamics, population health, and economic growth. The first part will review the notion of a "demographic dividend", speculations about a coming economic "age-quake", and the view that "...

  • The Importance of Accounting to the Crown Balance Sheet: Seminar 8 of Investment Statement Series

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    What gets measured gets managed, and what is recognised on the Crown balance sheet, and how those items are measured depends on accounting rules as determined in Generally Accepted Accounting Practice (GAAP). Far from being a dry technical process, the...

  • Building global bridges

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    Abstract New Zealand has the key ingredients to be a global innovation hub. It is fertile ground to incubate and launch globally impactful ventures.  The new digital economy offers New Zealand a unique platform to succeed and prosper, where...

  • The influence of decision making costs on the effectiveness of tax incentives to save

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    Outline of work This study considers the efficacy of a tax incentivised savings scheme in context of decision making rigidities. Analysis is based on a classical life-cycle model of savings and investment decisions, augmented with a salience cost over...

  • Markets, urban planning and local democracy

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    Abstract Since the middle of the twentieth century urban planning has been subject to "mission creep". Planners, instead of limiting their activities to provide transport corridors and to prevent negative externalities, have attempted to substitute...

  • G20 Summits - Substance Behind the Rhetoric?

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    Abstract Recent G20 summits have produced lengthy communiques and much rhetoric. This has resulted in much criticism that the best days of the G20 are behind it, and that was its initial response to the global financial crisis. But as chair in 2014,...

  • Tobacco tax modelling and other cost - effectiveness studies for NZ: Latest BODE3 Results

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    Abstract This seminar will overview recent outputs from the HRC-Funded Burden of Disease Epidemiology, Equity and Cost-Effectiveness Programme (BODE3; www.otago.ac.nz/bode3), the University of Otago, Wellington. We will focus mainly on the impact of...

  • The Great Moderation and the Great Confusion

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    Abstract The title of the paper indicates the contrast between the period of the so-called "Great Moderation" (c.1985-2008) and the subsequent period (2008-) which I have called "The Great Confusion". The first period was marked by the strong belief...

  • Treaty Signatories in a Post-Settlement Era

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    Abstract Justice Joe Williams will present a Treasury Gest Lecture as part of E Tipu E Rea on the Treaty of Waitangi, its present implications, the Crown-Māori relationship more generally and the future ahead for iwi, the Crown and for New Zealand in a...

  • 2013 NZ National Integrity Survey - Policy Implications

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    Abstract Integrity Plus 2013, the assessment of the New Zealand National Integrity System (NIS), sponsored by the New Zealand Chapter of TI (TINZ), examined the role of transparency, integrity and accountability in strengthening governance across all of...

  • Using Differences in Knowledge Across Neighborhoods to Uncover the Impacts of Income Taxes on Earnings

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    Biography Raj Chetty is a Professor in the Economics Department at Harvard University, Co-Director of the Public Economics group at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and Editor of the Journal of Public Economics.  His research on topics...

  • Brexit, Trump & Economics: Where did we go wrong?

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    Abstract Almost a decade on, the political fallout from the global financial crisis, amplified in many countries by decades of growing inequality and economic insecurity continues to produce what many economists consider to be unpleasant surprises. We...

  • Other people's money: Masters of the Universe or Servants of the People

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    We all depend on the finance sector. We need it to store money, manage payments, finance housing, restore infrastructure, fund retirement and support new business. But these roles comprise only a tiny sliver of the sector's activity: the vast majority of...

  • The Body Economic: Why Austerity Kills

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    The global financial crisis has had a seismic impact upon the wealth of nations. But we have little sense of how it affects one of the most fundamental issues of all: our physical and mental health. This highly significant new book, based on the authors...

  • Investing to Build Assets

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    In the early 2000s Peter Hughes and Steve Maharey aroused Colin James' interest in "investment" as a way to think about social assistance. The Welfare Working Group rekindled that interest by recommending adopting ACC's forward liability investment...

  • Capital Controls: Should they be part of the NZ Toolkit?

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    Biography Ilan Noy is an Associate Professor in the School of Economics and Finance, Victoria Business School in Wellington, New Zealand. Prof. Noy's research focuses on the reasons for financial crises and their impacts, on capital flows and capital...

  • The OECD's Chief Economist

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    About Catherine L Mann Catherine L. Mann is OECD Chief Economist and Head of the Economics Department since October 2014. She is responsible for advancing the Strategic Orientations of the OECD, ensures that the Department is at the forefront of...

  • Game Over - Simulating Unsustainable Fiscal Policy

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    Biography Laurence J. Kotlikoff is a William Fairfield Warren Professor at Boston University, a Professor of Economics at Boston University, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the Econometric Society, a Research Associate...

  • Government Fiscal Policies and Redistribution in Asian Countries

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    Biography Iris Claus is a senior economist at the Asian Development Bank and a research associate of the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis at the Australian National University. Her current research interests are in development economics, the...

  • Data and Development: Māori Interests in the Data Ecosystem

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    Abstract The rapid development of New Zealand's official data infrastructure presents both opportunities and challenges to Māori development. Māori have expressed concerns that these data innovations are occurring in the absence of a robust Māori data...

  • Realising Value in a Digital World: Rethinking Governance, Leadership and Management

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    About Peter Harrison Peter Harrison is the Principal of Value Management Consulting Pty Ltd, an Australian based boutique consulting firm. He is a global leader in consulting in Value Management and has worked with scores of public and private sector...

  • Growing Apart: Regional Prosperity in New Zealand

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    Abstract If we rank our regions internationally, Auckland, Wellington and Canterbury are comparable to France, Finland and Saudi Arabia respectively. But the smaller regions look like Timor-Leste (Northland), Greece (Manawatu-Whanganui and Gisborne) or...

  • The Economics of Climate Change - Why is it so Difficult and Controversial?

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    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...

  • The interaction of fiscal rules, productivity and accounting standards

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    Abstract Prof Andreas Bergmann will present a Treasury Guest Lecture on the interaction of fiscal rules, productivity and accounting standards. The three concepts are traditionally only loosely related to each other, and if so in a rather descriptive...

  • Welfare: Savings not Taxation

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    Abstract The future of publicly funded welfare states is in doubt as costs trend upward. Yet there is little agreement about the shape of the necessary reforms. We show how tax cuts can be designed to establish compulsory savings accounts so that a...

  • The Nature of Prosperity

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    Abstract New Zealand’s indigenous biodiversity is at risk from political and economic drivers that make protecting nature difficult and costly, while damage is incentivised. The result of this is that nature continues to decline, in spite of some very...

  • Inequality: is privilege the problem?

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    Abstract Typically discussions on inequality focus on issues relating to the poor. Max Rashbrooke and Lisa Marriott adopt a different perspective and investigate the role of society's most privileged groups in shaping inequality. Only by understanding...

  • The Crown Balance Sheet Implications of Intergenerationally-Neutral Funded Government Programmes: Seminar 7 of Investment Statement Series

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    Many infrastructure investments and most government programmes such as health or education are funded on a pay-as-you-go basis out of contemporary taxation receipts.  When the average age of the programme recipients or the infrastructure users...

  • Improving the Value of Policy Evaluation

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    The Treasury is pleased to sponsor the following Treasury Guest Lecture by Prof Nicholas Mays. Abstract A range of supply side, demand side and interactive proposals have been put forward to improve the 'value' of policy evaluation.  But, do they...

  • Big Changes Afoot in the Asia-Pacific Economy

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    Abstract The economic integration of the Asia-Pacific region has been a major success story of the last few decades, with overseas trade helping lift a quarter of a billion people from poverty to middle income. Now trade growth is slowing, the...

  • Essentially Digital Governance - Thinking ahead to public services and public management that are 'Born Digital', serving citizens who are 'Digital Natives'

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    Abstract For citizens in industrialized democracies, governments are their digital presence. More and more citizens are now 'digital native', expecting to interact with government in the same way as the rest of society. Information systems processing...

  • The Economics of Performance Evaluation of Policies and Programmes

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    Abstract Policy innovation and implementation can be improved by systematic ex post evaluation of new programmes, new policy instruments, and changes to implementation procedures.  Good evaluation requires appropriate application of research...

  • Foreclosures, Property Value Assessment Practices and Tax Delinquency in the Motor City (Detroit)

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    Abstract Detroit is facing a number of fiscal and economic challenges. It is widely regarded as the poster child of de-industrialization. The long-term economic distress and population loss has affected the city’s housing market and had a detrimental...

  • Treasury Statement on the Long Term Fiscal Position: Seminar 6 of Investment Statement Series

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    In the lead-up to release of the 2013 Investment Statement, Treasury is holding a series of seminars aiming to foster interest in, and discussion on, balance sheet-related matters as well as the sharing of knowledge across the public sector and beyond....