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Programme | Day 3


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 DAY 3   FRI 1 JULY 2022

 9:00 – 10:30 


Room: RHLT1

Chair: Gary Dunnet

Suzanne Snively, Reserve Bank of New Zealand

 10:30 – 11:00 

Morning Tea

 11:00 – 12:30 



11:00 – 12:30

 6.1   International Fiscal Policy

Room: RHLT1

Chair: James Graham

Instruments, Targets, and Trade-offs in an Open Economy: Old Wine in New Bottles

Alfred Guender - University of Canterbury

Effects of Quantitative Easing on Confidence: Evidence from Three Large Economies 

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Benjamin Baker - Reserve Bank Of New Zealand

Tax cuts, savings, and the housing boom

James Graham - University of Sydney


11:00 - 12:30

 6.2   NZ Productivity Commission: Migration, Productivity and Income Dynamics

Room: RHLT2

Chair: Gail Pacheco

A descriptive analysis of income dynamics in New Zealand 2007 – 2020

Quy Ta - New Zealand Productivity Commission


Migrant selection and outcomes

Hilary Devine - New Zealand Productivity Commission/Treasury


Migration and Productivity

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Philip Stevens - New Zealand Productivity Commission


11:00 – 12:30

 6.3   Science & Perception

Room: RHLT3

Chair: Stephen Knowles

Do Negative Replications Affect Citations?

Bob Reed - University of Canterbury

Perception of generosity under matching and rebate subsidies

Stephen Knowles - University of Otago


11:00 – 12:30

 6.4   Welfare & Unemployment

Room: RHMZ02

Chair: Nicholas Watson

Understanding the relationship between unemployment and benefit receipt  

Alexandra Ferguson - Stats NZ

Welfare system reforms: addressing the cost-of-living crisis in New Zealand

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Laszlo Szollosi-cira - University of Otago

Learning About Leave: Peer Influences in Maternal Leave Decisions

Nicholas Watson - Motu Economic & Public Policy Research


11:00 – 12:30

 6.5   Big Data & Statistics

Room: RHMZ03/04

Chair: Nhung Nghiem

Age-Income Profiles in New Zealand: New Estimates based on Administrative Data

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Nazila Alinaghi - Victoria University of Wellington

A MAP for the future of prices indexes at Stats NZ

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Frances Krsinich - Stats NZ

Causal inference in big health data: implications for health economists and machine learning scientists

Nhung Nghiem - University of Otago


11:00 – 12:30

 6.6   Skills, Wellbeing & Rights

Room: RHMZ05/06

Chair: Anne-Marie Brook

Earnings Effects from Proficiency and Use of Core Skills: A New Zealand Perspective

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Thomson Jeffrey - Massey University

Wellbeing and productivity

Conal Smith - Kotata Insight

Human Rights and Sovereign ESG investing: the critical role of Economic and Social Rights

Anne-Marie Brook - Motu Economic & Public Policy Research


 12:30 – 13:00 

Lunch / Conference Close

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