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2013 Annual Report

The 2013 Chair in Public Finance Annual Report is now available in high resolution or web version.


Web Tool on New Zealand Public Finance Website:

The New Zealand Public Finance website is an initiative of the Chair that will host a number of web-tools (the first being the Long-Term Fiscal Calculator which was launched in July 2013) and is a hub for all NZ public finance information and data contributed by Research Associates. You can also find public finance events on the website.

In the Media:

Dec 30, Radio NZ Interview: The Chair discusses current housing issues in a debate between Housing Minister, The Hon Nick Smith and Labour Spokesperson, Phil Twyford.

Oct 4, Debates put topical issues under the microscope: The Chair and the Government Economic Network will host a series of public finance debates (Oct-Dec) with the following topics:

1. "It's tax the internet"
2. "It's time...NZ extended charging for public infrastructure"
3. "It's time...NZ adopted  social insurance approach to welfare" 

Oct 2, Commentary on new loan-to-value ratio restrictions: The Chair provides commentary on the Reserve Bank lending restrictions.


The Chair in Public Finance (CPF) is a joint venture between Victoria University and four sponsoring institutions with an interest in public finance - PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Inland Revenue Department, The Treasury and the Ministry of Social Development. The Chair has been established to develop research in the area of public finance broadly defined, including social welfare issues, and to encourage debate and engagement with the public and private sectors on these issues, especially as they relate to policy.

Norman Gemmell was appointed in November 2011 as the first Chair in Public Finance. For further information on Norman Gemmell, visit his profile. A list of his recent publications can be found here.

In these pages you will find more information about the research work of the CPF; other staff and research students at Victory University working on public finance issues, our publications, research, past and up-coming CPF events, sponsorship, etc. The CPF also aims to encourage multi-disciplinary research in public finance (and tax in particular) involving contributions from accountants, economists, lawyers, business and policy specialists in the Tax and Public Finance Research Group.


These pages describe the activities and personal views of the Chair in Public Finance.  They should not be attributed to Victoria University of Wellington or the Sponsors of the Chair.

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