September 04, 2019

Last night we held our AGM.

The NZIER Economics Award for 2019 was presented to Dr John McDermott, pictured with Dr Dianne McCarthy, NZIER's chair.

Read the Award citation here.


Our guest speaker was Dr Alan Bollard.

He gave insightful and balanced analysis going 'Inside the Economic Brain of Donald J Trump'.


Dr Bollard delved into the economic explanation behind President Trump’s tweets. The neural map below illustrates Trump focuses on international economic events, where the President has more power and influence, than on domestic matters.



Note the full talk is not publicly available.