LEANZ, Law and Economics in New Zealand

Next Auckland Seminar

Next Auckland Seminar

Title: Wellbeing in Policy-Making


Presenter: Professor Arthur Grimes




Russell McVeagh, Level 30, Vero Centre, 48 Shortland Street, Auckland 1010

Date: 26 July 2018

Time: 5:30pm for refreshments, for a 6:00pm seminar start, followed by Q&A.

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/leanz-wellington-arthur-grimes-wellbeing-in-public-policy-tickets-47534304384


About the topic:

Following Treasury’s development of its Living Standards Framework, the Minister of Finance has announced that 2019 will see the government’s first “Wellbeing Budget”. But all budgets deal with health, education, social assistance and other social outcomes. How might this one be different and – in particular – how might a wellbeing policy framework be devised and implemented to assist policy prioritisation? This presentation will examine alternative approaches to wellbeing frameworks, look at Treasury’s tentative work in the area, and then discuss the major challenges with implementing the approach in a meaningful fashion.


About the speaker:

Professor Arthur Grimes holds the Chair of Wellbeing and Public Policy at Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Government. He is also Senior Fellow at Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, Chair of the Hugo Group (a network of 100 New Zealand corporates) and a member of the World Wellbeing Panel. Prior positions include Chairman and Chief Economist of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, Chief Executive of Southpac Investment Management Limited, Chief Economist of the National Bank of New Zealand, and Board Member of the Financial Markets Authority.

Arthur has a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics and a BSocSc(Hons) from University of Waikato. His current research focuses on the economics of wellbeing, and on urban economics.


Lawyers may note that if this seminar is part of your learning objectives in your CPDPR, then the seminar can count for 1 hour of your 10 CPD hours.

Queries about the event can be sent to:

Auckland - Richard Meade richard.meade@cognitus.co.nz



About Us
What is 'Law & Economics'?
What does LEANZ do?
Pay for Membership or Make a Donation
Leanz Committee
LEANZ Seminars
Past Seminars 2007 - 2008
Law & Economics Papers
Law and Economics Education in New Zealand
Law and Economics Education in New Zealand
Law and Economics Education in Europe
Law and Economics education in the United States
Contact Us
Copyright LEANZ 2004-2019
All rights reserved
Web Design Online Designs