Going Places: Migration, Economics and the Future of New Zealand - Julie Fry
About the topic:
Migration and the movement of people is one of the critical issues confronting the world’s nations in the twenty-first-century. It is a tough time for optimists. Europe is experiencing its largest inflows of refugees since the Second World War. Countries that were previously welcoming are increasing restrictions even for the most economically-desirable migrants. Migration is an even more contentious topic than usual.
“Going Places” by Julie Fry and Hayden Glass is a book about a small piece of a very large debate: the economic contribution of migration to and from New Zealand. Can immigration, in economic terms, be more than a gap filler for the labour market and help as well with national economic transformation? And does the substantial population of New Zealanders living in other countries help out economically? Building on Sir Paul Callaghan’s vision of New Zealand as a place ‘where talent wants to live’, Going Places explores how it can attract skilled, creative and entrepreneurial people born in other countries, and whether its ‘seventeenth region’ – the more than 600,000 New Zealanders living abroad – can be a greater national asset.
About the speaker:
Julie Fry is a consulting economist who divides her time between New York and a family farm near Motueka. She has worked on migration policy issues since the early 1990s, designing programmes and advising agencies including The Treasury, MBIE Te Puni Kōkiri, and HM Treasury in London. Julie has Masters degrees in economics from both the University of Canterbury and Lincoln University, and she received a Nuffield Fellowship to research discrimination issues at the University of Warwick in Coventry.
Venue: Bell Gully Wellington, Level 21 ANZ Centre, 171 Featherston Street
Time: 5:30 p.m. for refreshments with a 6 p.m. seminar start
Date: Tuesday, 2 August 2016
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