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Prime Minister’s Summer Reading List 2019/2020

Prime Minister’s Summer Reading List 2019/2020

Choosing books for a friend or an acquaintance is a real treat; it gives you an opportunity to think about that person's character, what they mean to you and what they might enjoy learning about. The Prime Minister's Summer Reading List is personal, but it is also...

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Just Transition Summit 2019

Just Transition Summit 2019

On 9 and 10 May 2019 the Institute attended the Just Transition National Summit held in Taranaki. The Summit facilitated an economy-wide opportunity to share perspectives and discuss what defining a just transition to a low emissions future looks like in New Zealand....

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Working Paper 2018/03 – Analysis of Climate Change Reporting in the Public and Private Sectors now published, demonstrating low levels of climate change reporting

Working Paper 2018/03 – Analysis of Climate Change Reporting in the Public and Private Sectors now published, demonstrating low levels of climate change reporting

New McGuinness Institute research demonstrates the low standard of climate change reporting by New Zealand’s major organisations. Working Paper 2018/03 – Analysis of Climate Change Reporting in the Public and Private Sectors, published here, found that information,...

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London School of Economics course: Global Macroeconomic Issues

London School of Economics course: Global Macroeconomic Issues

I attended the Global Macroeconomics Issues course at the London School of Economics from 11 to 15 June 2018. The teaching faculty included Gianluca Benigno (Associate Professor), Paul De Grauwe (Professor), Lorenzo Codogno (Professor), Linda Yueh (Adjunct Professor)...

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London School of Economics course: Behavioural Economics and the Modern Economy

London School of Economics course: Behavioural Economics and the Modern Economy

I attended the Behavioural Economics and the Modern Economy course at the London School of Economics (LSE) from 11 to 15 June 2018. The teaching faculty included Matthew Levy (Assistant Professor), Nava Ashraf (Professor), Erik Eyster (Professor) and Dr Kristof...

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Visit from University of Canterbury Masters students

Visit from University of Canterbury Masters students

On Tuesday 26 June, 15 Masters in policy and governance students from the University of Canterbury visited the Institute to talk to Wendy about her work in politics, governance and policy. The students were curious and engaged and had prepared a list of questions for...

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CEO Research Trip Insights Discussion Evening

CEO Research Trip Insights Discussion Evening

Wendy McGuinness explored the insights from her overseas research trip at a discussion evening at the McGuinness Institute on 26 June 2018. In her presentation she shared her two most significant takeaways: That Europe is in the middle of a 'slow crisis of...

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OECD Forum 2018: Distilling the message from the noise

OECD Forum 2018: Distilling the message from the noise

About the OECD Forum, 29 to 30 May 2018 Over two days 3000 attendees came together in Paris to hear some of the 80+ sessions and explore ‘What brings us together?’. Discussions were loosely structured around three central and connected themes: inclusive growth,...

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McGuinness Institute Newsletter Issue 19 out now!

McGuinness Institute Newsletter Issue 19 out now!

This newsletter shares our updated work programme, giving you a summary of what we have been doing since our last newsletter in May 2017 and detailing what we hope to achieve before the end of the year. Our work programme this year is focused on the 10 year...

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Fruit from the Vine Launch

Fruit from the Vine Launch

WakaNZ: Navigating with foresight 2017 workshop participant Trinity Thompson-Browne has launched media company Fruit from the Vine, which aims to provide positive representations of young Māori. The launch event, hosted by Wellington City Council at the Wharewaka...

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Prime Minister’s 2018 Summer Reading List

Prime Minister’s 2018 Summer Reading List

The books we have selected for the ‘Prime Minister's 2018 summer reading list' denotes the tools, ideas and/or skills we think the Prime Minister of New Zealand might find useful next year. Three high-level ideas shape the books we have selected: Idea 1: Aligning...

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WakaNZ Workshop – Day 3

WakaNZ Workshop – Day 3

Wednesday's workshop schedule was left open-ended to accommodate the evolving needs of the participants in preparing for their presentation to the Governor-General. Participants also had an opportunity on this morning to visit the He Tohu exhibition at National...

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WakaNZ Workshop – Day 2

WakaNZ Workshop – Day 2

Day 2 of the workshop action opened with a crash course in foresight skills. It was led by Dr Richard Lum, an academically trained futurist from Hawai'i and author of 4 Steps to the Future, complimentary copies of which were provided to each of the participants. The...

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WakaNZ Workshop – Day 1

WakaNZ Workshop – Day 1

The first official day of the WakaNZ: Navigating with foresight workshop opened with a haka pōwhiri into Ngā Mokopuna ā Tāne, the wharenui at the heart of the New Zealand Treasury. Participants were welcomed by a number of Treasury staff including the Secretary and...

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