Welcome to the Government Economics Network (GEN)

We were established in 2011. GEN’s vision is excellent government policy for Aotearoa New Zealand. This means we see robust economic analysis and advice as a way to achieve this vision, rather than an end in itself. We aim to improve the linkages between GEN across the private, public, and academic sectors; encourage debate and discussion; and open the door for the development of non-economists and economists.

Training Courses



Dr Ed Hearnshaw

Annual Prize

About the Government Economics Network (GEN)

The Government Economics Network (also known as GEN) is a charitable organisation that provides a professional forum for learning, development and networking. We run a range of seminars, training, conferences and social events throughout the year to encourage the use of economics in public policy decision making and to stimulate debate and discussion on economic and public policy research.

We aim to cater to economists and non-economists as well as both public and private sectors.

GEN has three main objectives:

  1. Support economics training and professional development in the public sector for economists and non-economists.
  2. Develop linkages between economists across the private, public and academic sectors.
  3. Strengthen economic advice to government.

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