Exploring immigration settings, effects and outcomes

Jun 30, 2021

Presented by David Card
New Zealand has a unique opportunity (post covid) to examine our approach to immigration settings. This event is one of several this year exploring the issue of what immigration policy settings would best facilitate New Zealand’s long-term economic growth and promote the wellbeing of New Zealanders. In this seminar, presented by David Card, we open the immigration conversation by exploring immigration effects and outcomes more broadly.

Wednesday 30th June @ 12.30- 2 pm
Adam Auditorium, City Gallery - Te Whare Toi, Te Ngākau Civic Square, Wellington 
Presenter: David Card 
Panelists: Dave Maré, Nicholas Green, Julie Fry
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David Card is the Class of 1950 Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley and Director of the Labor Studies Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research interests include immigration, wages, education and gender-and race-related differences in the labor market. In this seminar, David will share his knowledge around global immigrant inflows, their system-wide effects and help us to understand the major drivers of anti-immigrant sentiment.

The Panel:

Dave Maré is the co-founder and has been a Senior Fellow at Motu since 2000. Dave’s current research interests include the economic performance of cities, including the operation of urban housing and labour markets, the determinants of success for workers and firms, diversity in labour markets and patterns of labour market adjustment - for individuals and in aggregate.
Nicholas Green is the director for the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into immigration settings. Nik has been public policy professional for more than 20 years and has worked for a range of organisations, including The Treasury, Business New Zealand, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ministry of Education and the Industry Training Federation.
The productivity Commission have just released an issues paper aimed at collecting submissions on New Zealand's immigration system.
Julie Fry is a consulting economist who divides her time between New York and a family farm near Motueka. She has worked on migration policy issues since the early 1990s, designing programmes and advising agencies including The Treasury, Te Puni Kōkiri, and HM Treasury in London

Her Latest Publication: Picking cherries: Evidence on the effects of temporary and seasonal migrants on the New Zealand economy

The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion and an opportunity for audience Q & A. 

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Thanks to The Treasury, the Productivity Commission, Stats NZ and EECA for their generous support.

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