PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE HAD TO POSTPONE THIS LIVE SEMINAR, AS WELLINGTON WILL REMAIN IN ALERT LEVEL 2 FOR LONGER. WE AIM TO RE-ARRANGE IT ONCE A MOVE TO ALERT LEVEL 1 HAS BEEN CONFIRMED. THANKS FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.
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 Grant Scobie, 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 Grant Scobie
Date: POSTPONED UNTIL WELLINGTON MOVES TO ALERT LEVEL 1
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 seminar can only go ahead if Wellington moves to Alert Level 1 after Sunday 6 September. If that is not the case, we will have to postpone the seminar.
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.
Grant Scobie has now retired from his work as Principal Advisor in Policy Coordination and Development in The New Zealand Treasury and his time at the New Zealand Productivity Commission.
Grant received his undergraduate degree from Massey University in Palmerston North. After completing a Master’s degree in Australia, he was awarded a PhD in Economics from North Carolina State University. His major areas of interest and research have been in the economics of research and development, agricultural research, international trade, and more latterly in household savings, wealth, retirement income and housing.
As well as holding research positions in the Australian and New Zealand governments, Grant has been an Associate Professor of Economics in the United States, and was Professor of Economics and Chair of the department at the University of Waikato. From 1995 to 1999 he was the Director General of CIAT (Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical) in Colombia. Grant received the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research Economics Award for 2004. He joins a small but select group who have received this prestigious award.
He is a former National Board Member for Save the Children, having served as Chair of their Overseas Programme Committee and Audit and Risk Committee. Grant was a Motu Trustee and the Founding Chairperson from September 2000 through October 2006.
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]