William Mitchell's answer to 'What Next?'

28 July 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Victoria University of Wellington, Pipitea Campus: Old Government Buildings, Lecture Theatre 1

The School of Government and Strategy 2040 New Zealand are pleased to invite you to William Mitchell's answer to 'What Next?'


Recently TVNZ invited New Zealand to consider WHAT NEXT. What should our country should look like in 2037? WHAT NEXT identified that climate change, technological disruption of our primary industries, and mass unemployment arising from artificial intelligence could significantly impact New Zealand’s economy, society, environment, and way of life over the next 20 years. Professor William Mitchell will discuss how Modern Monetary Theory could assist New Zealand navigate these significant challenges and help build a prosperous future for our society. Professor William Mitchell is a world leading economist. His blog, http://bilbo.economicoutlook.net/blog/ is ranked 43rd in the top 200 Influential Economics Blogs in the World.


Date: Friday 28th July
Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Venue: Old Government Buildings, lecture theatre 1
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Speaker: Bill Mitchell is Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre of Full Employment and Equity (CofFEE) at the University of Newcastle. He is a board member of CofFEE-Europe, University of Maastricht, The Netherlands. His research areas include macroeconomics, monetary economics, labour economies, econometrics, economic development, and regional development.
He is widely published in refereed academic journals and books and regularly gives conference presentations abroad. He has received regular funding from the highly competitive Australian Research Council. He has provided expert consulting to many organisations including the ILO, the Asian Development Bank, and the European Commission.
His latest book – Eurozone Dystopia: Groupthink and Denial on a Grand Scale – provides a comprehensive critique of the European monetary union. His next book (September 2017) outlines an alternative path to neo-liberalism.