Stout Research Centre Seminar – “The Economy Really Does Matter”

A panel discussion on Brian Easton’s book Not in Narrow Seas: The Economic History of Aotearoa New Zealand (2020) will take place at 4.10 pm – 6.00 pm on Wednesday, 21 April.

Brian Easton suggests that everyone agrees the ‘economy really does matter’ but too few seriously investigate the implications. His book addresses this omission, identifies major economic trends since the Second World War, and challenges a number of national myths. The narrative includes attention to the environment, technical change, and globalisation as well as to the tensions between market and government.

In this panel discussion, Brian will be joined by:

Professor Alan Bollard, CNZM (chair) School of Government, Chair of the Infrastructure Commission, Governor of Reserve Bank 2002-12.

Dr Margaret Galt, Senior Analyst and Principal Advisor, Treasury.

Dr Geoff Bertram, Senior Associate, Institute for Governance and Policy Studies.

Venue: AM101 – Alan MacDairmid Building, Kelburn Campus. Entrance at Gate 7 (by Wishbone Café), Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington.

RSVP: As places are limited, please RSVP to by 19 April.