The first Economics for Everyone seminar with Jim Stanford was well attended and received last night.
Our first seminar in the Resilient Economy Series identified a number of key factors hampering New Zealand's real economy. These included the need for a more stable currency, encouragement of more investment in our productive enterprises and the negative impact of the current implementation of monetary policy. Next, we look to some of the options for addressing these problems.
These free events feature Rick Boven from the New Zealand Institute discuss with participants from our first seminars what we need to do to build a truly Resilient New Zealand Economy. The New Zealand Institute is an independent think-tank with its own project focussed on improving New Zealand's competitive strength.
The Christchurch event saw John Walley of the Manufacturers and Exporters Association, a forthright commentator from the first Fabian seminar, in discussion with Rick (podcast available here). The Auckland and Wellington events feature Rick Boven with Selwyn Pellett and Ganesh Nana respectively.