Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Econ for Real People: New Zealand's Asian Century - Dr. Oliver Hartwich


So students are back after another long holiday study break, and Economics Group starts again this Thursday night, tomorrow, at Auckland Uni—and once again you’re invited.

This week …

The University of Auckland Economics Group is proud to bring you a presentation by one of New Zealand's leading thinkers, Dr Oliver Hartwich. Oliver, the Executive Director of The New Zealand Initiative, will discuss “New Zealand’s Asian Century.”
    As this event will be popular, please register at the following link if you would like to attend:

About the Seminar:
The reality of living in the Asian Century is well understood. We know that the next decades will see the rise of an Asian middle class and the shift of geopolitical power towards Asian countries.
    But do we realise what this seismic shift in global affairs means to us? How do we respond to it – and how could we benefit from it?
    In his talk, Dr Oliver Hartwich will discuss Asia’s challenge for New Zealand. Are we prepared to participate in the wealth creation of our Asian neighbours, or are we hiding behind an isolationist mentality?

    Date: Thursday, September 17
    Time: 6pm-7:30pm
    Location: Case Room 2, Level Zero, University of Auckland Business School
                    (plenty of parking under the Business School, entry off Grafton Rd)

About the Presenter:
Dr Oliver Hartwich is the Executive Director of The New Zealand Initiative, an independent public policy think tank formed by the merger of the Business Roundtable and the New Zealand Institute, and which is supported by chief executives of major New Zealand businesses.
    Before joining the Initiative, he was a Research Fellow at the Centre for Independent Studies (Sydney), the Chief Economist at Policy Exchange (London), and an advisor in the UK House of Lords. His publications have covered a wide range of topics, including housing, transport, local government, and global economic issues. He holds a Master’s degree in Economics and Business Administration and a Ph.D. in Law from Bochum University (Germany).
    Dr Hartwich is a frequent media commentator and writes a popular Business Spectator column. His articles have been published by major newspapers in Britain, Germany, Switzerland, Australia and New Zealand.

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