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Next Wellington Seminar

Next Wellington Seminar

 Dr Bryce Wilkinson: "the Inequality Paradox: Why Inequality Matters Even Though Its Barely Changed"
22 November 2016 at MinterEllisonRuddWatts from 5:30 p.m.

The Law and Economics Association of New Zealand, Inc. (LEANZ) and MinterEllisonRuddWatts invite you to an evening seminar with Dr Bryce Wilkinson entitled: "the Inequality Paradox: Why Inequality Matters Even Though Its Barely Changed"

Time/date:

From 5:30 p.m. for refreshments with a 6 p.m. seminar start on Tuesday, 22 November 2016

About the topic:

New Zealanders are endlessly told that economic inequality is rising with dire consequences. Newspaper articles featuring inequality have risen over 8-fold in recent years. We are told that it has risen faster than in almost any developed country and has cut our rate of economic growth by one third in the last 30 years. Moreover, the growth we have had has not “trickled down”. The New Zealand Initiative’s report casts doubt on the robustness of many such findings and assertions. Yet the degree of hardship in the community and rising house values and costs are matters of real concern.

 

About the speaker: 

Bryce Wilkinson is a former president of LEANZ and is a LEANZ Fellow.  He is a Senior Research Fellow with The New Zealand Initiative and a Director of Capital Economics Limited, a Wellington-based economic consultancy firm. This year the New Zealand Initiative has published two reports he has co-authored with Jenesa Jeram: Poorly Understood: The state of poverty in New Zealand, and The Inequality Paradox: Why inequality matters even though it has barely changed.

Contact andreas.heuser@treasury.govt.nz for information


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