Philip McCann concludes seminar series for 2009
Professor Philip McCann (University of Groningen, University of Waikato) presented in both Wellington and Auckland to conclude our public policy seminar series for 2009. Both seminars were standing room only.
Prof McCann’s presentation, titled “Economic Geography, Globalization, and New Zealand’s Productivity Paradox,” argued that changes in the world economy since 1989 have increased the importance of economic geography and promoted the growth of large urban agglomerates around the world. This has been to the disadvantage of a small peripheral country like New Zealand, despite economic policies considered world-class by international organisations. Slides from the seminars are available here.
The full paper is published in New Zealand Economic Papers (43:3, December 2009, 279-314; accessible from all New Zealand ministries and universities, or through NZAE). Both Prof McCann and the NZEP welcome responses and discussion.
A full house listens to Prof McCann in Wellington.
The Wellington and Auckland seminars will return in February 2010.
Posted 02-Dec-2009 by motuadmin