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.

Most of our events are free to anyone with an interest, including the public.  Our events, in particular seminars and conference operate under "Chatham House rule".  If you are a member of the media and wish to attend out events please notify us in advance.

If you would like to deliver a seminar to GEN please contact us here.


GEN and GAN Networking Event


The Government Economics and Analytics Networks will host a networking function 5.30-7pm 13 September.

Come along to the Boatclub on Wellington’s waterfront to meet people from the networks, hear briefly from our ‘sponsors’, and share a beverage and snack



Places are limited, so email zaneta.waitai@mbie.govt.nz  to secure your spot.




The organising committee for the Transport Knowledge Conference 2018 is pleased to invite you submit a paper for consideration.

The conference will held in Wellington on Thursday 15 November 2018.

The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Understanding and delivering transport outcomes’. The purpose of the transport system is to improve wellbeing and liveability.

It does this by contributing to five key transport outcomes. These outcomes will shape the conference sub-themes and therefore the parallel session papers your abstract will be considered for. More detail on the theme is in the attached Call for Papers.

If you would like to present, please fill in the attached template and submit it to knowledgehub@transport.govt.nz by 5pm Monday 3 September 2018