Today the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER), in partnership with BusinessDesk, released its Summer Reading List for the Prime Minister for 2022 at the National Library in Wellington.
NZIER Chief Executive Jason Shoebridge says, “the Institute supports New Zealanders taking time over summer to read and discuss important issues. The list was prepared as part of the Public Good Programme by NZIER, which undertakes economic research and thinking aimed at promoting a better understanding of Aotearoa/New Zealand’s important economic challenges.”
Selection panel chair Peter Griffin says that “2022 has been an extraordinary year and a period of changing circumstances both economically and socially. This year’s theme focuses on good, clear communication based on evidence and clear narratives, and we wanted titles that reflect the need to communicate across all of society.”
Fellow selection panel members included BusinessDesk Managing Editor Pattrick Smellie, journalist Mihingarangi Forbes, AUT academic Merja Myllylahti and NZIER senior economist Tal Sharrock-Crimp.
“The list recommends books we hope the Prime Minister, her advisers, and anyone interested in business and public policy will find both informative and enjoyable. BusinessDesk will be running a series of reviews over the summer months,” says Managing Editor and selection panellist Pattrick Smellie.
Three Aotearoa/New Zealand authors feature in this year’s selection.