Wellington Seminar

The Next Wellington Seminar


The Law and Economics Association of New Zealand (LEANZ) and Chapman Tripp invite you to an evening Wellington seminar by Arthur Grimes and Kirsten Jensen, where they reflect on some of the main intergenerational challenges facing us today and the key principles that should guide decision-making.

Intergenerational issues: principles and practice in NZ


Speakers: Arthur Grimes and Kirsten Jensen

Date: Friday 2 October

Venue: Chapman Tripp, Level 10, Customhouse Quay, Wellington, 6011

Time:5:30 pm for light refreshments for a 6:00 pm seminar start, with an opportunity for further refreshments until 7:30 pm following the conclusion of the discussion and question time at 7:00 pm.

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Covid Alert Level notice: please note that this live seminar can only go ahead while Wellington is in Alert Level 1.


About the Topic:

Our society today faces important decisions that will impact on future generations, from tackling climate change to the economic response to the current pandemic. How should we today consider the interests of tomorrow’s generations? And what are the institutional settings to enable society to make these choices? Dr Arthur Grimes will shed light on these questions, with a focus on monetary policy, climate change and economic growth. Dr Grant Scobie will provide a comment.


About the Speakers:

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 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, Chair of the Hugo Group, Chief Economist of the National Bank of New Zealand, and Board Member of the Financial Markets Authority. His current research focuses on the economics of wellbeing, and on urban economics; he has also published research on economic reform, productivity, taxation and monetary economics. In 2018, US National Public Radio’s Planet Money described him as “one of the most important economists in the world” for his pioneering work on inflation targeting.


Kirsten Jensen is a principal advisor economist at the New Zealand Treasury. Her work focuses on public finance, public policy, value and public sector reform. Fiscal strategy, management and decision making is a common theme across her more than 20 years at the Treasury. She leads CBAx, the Treasury’s cost-benefit analysis tool. She is responsible for the design and implementation, and works with policy advisors and academics to improve policy practices. She teaches cost-benefit analysis at the Government Economic Network and at Victoria University of Wellington.



Lawyers may note that if this webinar topic is part of your learning objectives in your CPDPR, then attendance at this event can count for one hour of your 10 CPD hours. Details of how to confirm your attendance will be announced during the webinar.


Queries about the event can be directed to:

Diego Villalobos, [email protected]