Monday, 6 October 2014

Economics for Real People: Competing Ideas of Competition


Here’s what’s happening this Thursday evening at the Auckland Uni Economics Group:

Competition is one of the most important ideas in economics. But what is competition? And how have economists defined it? Is it a certain state of a market or is it the behaviour of people within a market? 

This week, we bring you a presentation by one of New Zealand's leading thinkers, Dr. Oliver Hartwich, the Executive Director of The New Zealand Initiative, on the fundamental economic concept of competition – and how so many economists get it so wrong.

        Date: Thursday, October 9
        Time: 6-7pm
        Location: Case Room Two, Level Zero, Business School (OGGB)
                                (plenty of parking under the Business School, entrance off Grafton Rd)

We look forward to seeing you there.
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About Dr Hartwich:
Dr Oliver Hartwich is the Executive Director of The New Zealand Initiative, an independent public policy think tank supported by chief executives of major New Zealand businesses. Before joining the Initiative, he was a Research Fellow at the Centre for Independent Studies  in Sydney
When left the UK to take up his new job in Sydney, then Conservative MP David Cameron said “the sooner he gets on the ship the better.”  At the time he was the Chief Economist at Policy Exchange (London), and an advisor to the UK House of Lords. 
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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