School of Accounting and Commercial Law

Where papers and presentations are available, they will be listed under the respective sessions in the programme. We will endeavour to update this page with the latest version and if there is a resubmission of paper or slides, we will make that clear.

LATEST: Nick Mays paper updated (31 Jan 2013, 11.30am)
CHANGES AFTER THE CONFERENCE: Nick Mays Slides added (11 Dec, 6.20pm); Simon Upton Slides & Speech added, Gabriel Makhlouf Speech added, Girol Karacaoglu Slides replaced by Speech (11 Dec, 6pm); Colin James slides updated and Geoff Bascand slides added (11 Dec, 5pm); Ross Guest slides updated and Chris Cunningham slides added (11 Dec, 3.20pm)

Day One - Monday, 10 December
Time
Topic
8.30 - 9.00 am
REGISTRATION
9.00 - 9.30 am
WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS

Speaker: Gabriel Makhlouf
Welcome 
Speech (added 11 Dec, 6pm) 
Speaker: Professor Bob Buckle
Policy Development and the Role of the Long-Term Fiscal External Panel
Paper
9.30 - 11.00 am
FISCAL FRAMEWORKS AND PROJECTIONS

Chair: Professor Norman Gemmell

Speakers: 
1. Professor Bob Buckle
The Requirements for Long-Run Fiscal Sustainability
Paper     Slides (updated 10 Dec, 7.15am)

2. Geoff Bascand
Planning for the Future
Paper     Slides (added 11 Dec, 5.00pm)
 
3. Dr Girol Karacaoglu
How Does the Treasury's Long-Term Fiscal Model Work, and What is Our Initial Analysis Showing?
No paper     Speech (replaced slides 11 Dec, 6pm) 
11.00 - 11.30 am
MORNING TEA
11.30 - 1.00 pm
THE CONTEXT FOR OUR CHOICES

Chair: Professor Norman Gemmell

Speakers:
1. Professor Chris Cunningham
Aoteroa's Long-Term Fiscal Position
Paper     Slides (added 11 Dec, 3.20pm)

2. Omar Aziz
The Distributional Impact of Population Ageing
Paper     Slides (added 7 Dec, 2pm)

3. Professor Ross Guest
Population Ageing, Productivity, and Policies: A Survey with Implications for New Zealand
Paper     Slides (updated 11 Dec, 3.20pm)
1.00 - 2.00 pm
LUNCH
2.00 - 3.30 pm
POPULATION AGEING AND THE ROLE OF THE STATE

Chair: Dr Girol Karacaoglu

Speakers:
1. Professor Michael Belgrave
Social Policy History: Forty Years On, Forty Years Back
Paper     No slides

2. Dr Patrick Nolan
Entitlement Reform
Paper     Slides 

TAX

Chair: Dr Girol Karacaoglu

Speaker: Professor Norman Gemmell
Can Tax Rises Pay for the Public Spending Effects of Ageing?
No paper     Slides (updated 9 Dec, 3pm)
3.30 - 4.00 pm
AFTERNOON TEA
4.00 - 5.30 pm
RETIREMENT INCOME POLICY

Chair: Professor Bob Buckle

Speakers:
1. Diana Crossan
The Sustainability of New Zealand's Retirement Income Framework
Paper     Slides     
2. Dr Susan St John
Fiscal Sustainability in an Ageing Population: Adapting Universal Provision
Paper     Slides 
3. Dr Andrew Coleman
Intergenerational Equity and Public Policy
Paper     Slides
 
Day Two - Tuesday, 11 December
Time 
Topic
8.30 - 10.00 am 
HEALTH POLICY

Chair: Professor Bob Buckle

Speaker: Professor Nick Mays
Reorienting the New Zealand Health Care System to Meet the Challenge of Long-Term Conditions in a Fiscally Constrained Environment
Paper (updated 31 Jan, 11.30am)
Slides (added 11 Dec, 6.20pm)

THE PROCESS FOR CHANGE

Chair: Professor Bob Buckle

Speaker: Colin James
Making Big Decisions for the Future
Paper     Slides (updated 11 Dec, 5pm)
10.00 - 10.30 am 
MORNING TEA
10.30 - 12.00 pm 
POLITICAL ECONOMY PERSPECTIVES

Chair: Professor Norman Gemmell

Speakers:
1. Sir Michael Cullen
The Political Economy of Long-Term Fiscal Planning from a Social Democratic Perspective
Paper    Slides    

2. Rt. Hon Simon Upton
Fiscal and Other Risks - the Long Term 
Paper     Slides     Speech (updated 11 Dec, 6pm)
12.00 - 12.45 pm 
A VIEW FROM THE TREASURY

Speaker: Dr Girol Karacaoglu
12.45 - 1.00 pm 
SUMMING UP

Speaker: Professor Bob Buckle

Please contact Cherry Chang (Administrator, Chair in Public Finance) at cpf-info@vuw.ac.nz if you have any questions.