Friday 12 August 2022  ·  8:30am – 5:30pm, followed by networking drinks  ·  Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington

New economic thinking in Aotearoa New Zealand – embracing a diversity of economic perspectives and analysing the distributional impacts of policy on our people. 

Thank you to all our sponsors, speakers, and attendees. Videos of the conference are now available:

Complexity in real life and real time, a presentation from Professor Shaun Hendy and Complexity economics – a 101 explanation of complexity economics, followed by applications for labour markets and COVID: a presentation from Dr Maria del Rio-Chanona followed by a conversation with Professor Shaun Hendy. (1 hour, 35 minutes)

PART TWO:


Simulating New Zealanders’ transport choices, today and in the future
– agent based modelling in action
: a presentation from Dan Jenkins from the Ministry of Transport followed by a conversation with Professor Shaun Hendy; Towards a Te Ao Māori theory of value: Manahau: a presentation from Dr Jason Mika and Dr Kiri Dell; and Is there a unique philosophy for Aotearoa New Zealand in the economic space? How can this work in with Te Ao Māori? a panel discussion with Dr Kiri Dell, Liz Mellish, Donna Purdue, and Prof Shaun Hendy; chaired by Te Radar. (1 hour, 43 minutes

PART THREE:


Distributional impact modelling of the Aotearoa New Zealand economy: The human face of change and the future of work
: a presentation from Dr Lynn Riggs and How data guides and misguides policy: a conversation between Dame Marilyn Waring and Anne-Marie Brook, chaired by Te Radar. (1 hour, 31 minutes)

PART FOUR:

Wealth, power and time: threats to equal opportunity in Aotearoa New Zealand: a presentation by Max Rashbrooke; Spotlight on NZ Productivity Commission research – A fair chance for all, immigration settings, frontier firms: a presentation by Dr Philip Stevens; and A fair chance for all – what should economists really be concerned about?: a panel discussion with Paul Conway, Jacqueline Paul, Max Rashbrooke, and Bronwyn Croxon; chaired by Te Radar. (1 hour, 53 minutes)

Make no mistake, this is a conference not to be missed by policy analysts, policy managers, researchers, data analysts, operational advisors, and anyone who wants to be involved in making excellent government policy for Aotearoa New Zealand. Nāku te rourou nāu te rourou ka ora ai te iwi – With your basket and my basket, we will sustain everyone.

How do we bravely expand our thinking and analysis to develop the right policies in a complex world? How does economics need to change to bring the full argument to the table?

The aim of this conference is for attendees to leave with a greater ability to analyse our economy in different, multiple ways and use new tools to evaluate policy and its impacts on different people. This year, our conference focuses on new economic thinking and economic inclusion. This reflects the stronger calls from some research institutes for mainstream economics to modernise. We are approaching this with a transdisciplinary perspective, complex systems thinking, and the integration of tools from other disciplines.

COST (ex GST):

Standard tickets    $480.00
Student tickets      $100.00

Featuring presentations from:
  • Professor Shaun Hendy, Chief Scientist, Toha; Principal Investigator, Te Pūnaha Matatini
  • Dr Maria del Rio-Chanona, JSMF Postdoctoral Fellow at the Complexity Science Hub, Vienna; Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School
  • Dr Jason Mika, (Tūhoe, Ngāti Awa, Whakatōhea, Ngāti Kahungunu), Associate Professor of Māori Business, Waikato University
  • Dame Marilyn Waring, World Health Organization’s Council on the Economics of Health for All
  • Dr Kiri Dell, (Ngāti Porou), Lecturer, Graduate School of Management, University of Auckland
  • Dan Jenkins, Manager Analytics and Modelling,
  • Anne-Marie Brook, Co-founder and Executive Director, Human Rights Measurement Initiative (HRMI); Research Affiliate, Motu
  • Dr Lynn Riggs, Senior Fellow, Motu Research
  • Max Rashbrooke, Senior Associate, Institute for Governance and Policy Studies, Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington.
  • Dr Philip Stevens, Economics & Research Director, New Zealand Productivity Commission

Our MC for the day is Te Radar, noted humourist, comedian and all-around good, informed bloke. Te Radar appears by arrangement with Johnson & Laird Management.

With panel discussions from: Paul Conway, Chief Economist, Reserve Bank of New Zealand; Jacqueline Paul, Researcher, Ngā Wai a Te Tūī Maori and Indigenous Research Centre; Liz Mellish MNZM, Chair, Te Raukura The Wharewaka O Poneke; Donna Purdue, Chief Economist, MBIE; Bronwyn Croxson, Chief Economist, Ministry of Health, and more…

GEN is sad to announce that Prof Geoffrey West is now unable to give his talk. Luckily, Professor Shaun Hendy is stepping into his shoes and will become our first speaker. We believe Prof Hendy’s presentation is an exciting addition to the GEN conference. You can check out timings and breaks here

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How do we bravely expand our thinking and analysis to develop the right policies in a complex world?

Complexity in real life and real time
A presentation from Professor Shaun Hendy

Complexity economics – a 101 explanation of complexity economics, followed by applications for labour markets and COVID:
A presentation from Dr Maria del Rio-Chanona followed by a conversation with Professor Shaun Hendy

Simulating New Zealanders’ transport choices, today and in the future – agent based modelling in action:
A presentation from Dan Jenkins from the Ministry of Transport followed by a conversation with Professor Shaun Hendy

Towards a Te Ao Māori theory of value: Manahau
A presentation from Dr Jason Mika and Dr Kiri Dell

Is there a unique philosophy for Aotearoa New Zealand in the economic space? How can this work in with Te Ao Māori?
A panel discussion with Dr Kiri Dell, Liz Mellish, Donna Purdue, and Prof Shaun Hendy; chaired by Te Radar

Distributional impact modelling of the Aotearoa New Zealand economy: The human face of change and the future of work:
A presentation from Dr Lynn Riggs

How data guides and misguides policy:
A conversation between Dame Marilyn Waring and Anne-Marie Brook, chaired by Te Radar

Wealth, power and time: threats to equal opportunity in Aotearoa New Zealand
A presentation by Max Rashbrooke

Spotlight on NZ Productivity Commission research – A fair chance for all, immigration settings, frontier firms:
A presentation by Dr Philip Stevens

A fair chance for all – what should economists really be concerned about?
A panel discussion with Paul Conway, Jacqueline Paul, Max Rashbrooke, and Bronwyn Croxon; chaired by Te Radar

A full conference programme, including details of presentations and bios of presenters and panelists will be available shortly.

For any queries, please contact the GEN Administrator, Lea Bodee, OnCue Conference, lea@on-cue.co.nz or phone 03 928 0620.

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