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Upcoming Events

The 2016 Public Finance Debate Series hosted by the Government Economics Network and the Chair in Public Finance

Debate 1: Big data in policy advice: big opportunity or big risk?  

In the absence of detailed knowledge of individuals’ circumstances, the traditional approach to policy targeting has often been to target the policy as widely to ensure that all those who might be eligible are reached. But now ‘big data’ is providing unique opportunities to identify individual characteristics, so radically improving our ability to target those most in need. But what are the risks? Some might argue that while big data can provide a more detailed picture of targeted individuals, it focuses policy on the symptoms, not the causes, of their condition.

Date: 28th September 2016 4:00 - 5:00 pm followed by refreshments

For more information please view the Invitation flier.

Debate 2: The Future of work: New Zealand should shift to a four day working week 

20th October 4:00 - 5:00 pm followed by refreshments

Debate 3: New Zealand needs a sugar tax to protect us from the consequences of Christmas excesses

15th December 4:00 - 5:00 pm followed by refreshments


Past Events

2015

2015 Public Finance Christmas debate

on 9 December 2015, the Government Economics Network and Chair in Public Finance hosted a lively Christmas debate on the cost of happiness at Christmas.

Imputation and the New Zealand Dividend Psyche Seminar

Tax has a major impact on corporate dividend policy. In-depth interviews with 25 New Zealand corporates and 12 investor groups underpin EY’s report Imputation and the New Zealand Dividend Psyche. The Chair in Public Finance and  EY hosted a seminar to discuss this report on 23 November 2015.

2015 Public Finance debate series

From April to June, the Government Economics Network and Chair in Public Finance hosted a series of debates on topical public finance issues:

Debate 1: Today’s policy settings unfairly favour the baby boomer generation
Debate 2: Economic evidence should play a greater role in health policy evaluation
Debate 3: The ‘investment approach’ provides a helpful new tool for public spending policy and evaluation

2014

The 2014 Public Finance Great Festive Debate (11 December)
Pre-Election Public Lectures (1 and 2 Sept 2014)
Tax Administration in the 21st Century Conference 2014 (12-13 June)
Pre-Budget Event: "My 2014 Budget" (12 May)

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2013

Public Finance Debates (Oct-Dec)
Long Term Fiscal External Panel (11 Apr)
Summer Scholar Seminar (20 Mar)
Prof Alan Auerbach Public Lecture (12 Mar)
Long Term Fiscal External Panel (11 Mar)

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2012

Public Finance Debates (Aug - Nov)
Long Term Fiscal External Panel (Aug - Nov)
Affording Our Future Conference (Dec 10-11)

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