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Productivity in a Changing World

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Join us for this special joint session of Productivity in a Changing World seminar

6 July 2023

About this event

This will be a hybrid event.

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Aotearoa New Zealand’s economic context is very different to most other advanced economies, which are mainly situated in Europe, North America, and East Asia. Aotearoa is particularly small and distant from these centres of global economic activity. However, we have abundant agricultural and natural resources, high levels of skills in our workforce, and generally well regarded policy and regulatory systems and practices.

The Productivity Commission’s Philip Stevens and The Treasury's Matthew Galt will provide an overview of trends in productivity and incomes in Aotearoa over recent decades, and the challenges and opportunities these trends present for our country.

Join this seminar to:

  • Understand recent trends in productivity and income in Aotearoa, why the two have diverged and what this might mean for our future incomes.
  • Gain insights into how the interplay of productivity, employment, international trade, and income trends is shaping our economy.
  • Discover how the key factors driving productivity growth in Aotearoa have been changing, including skills, innovation and technological advancements, and regulatory and business environments.
  • Learn about the challenges hindering our productivity and opportunities to enhance productivity in Aotearoa.

This seminar is organised by Te Tai Ōhanga - The Treasury, Te Kōmihana Whai Hua o Aotearoa - Productivity Commission, and Motu Research.