Although it's still the afternoon of Tuesday 2 July here on the We(s)t Coast, it's already the morning of Wednesday 3 July in New Zealand. That being the case, the 54th Annual Conference of the New Zealand Association of Economists is just getting underway in Wellington. Although I'm not attending, I do have a soft-spot for this conference, and I'll be participating next year.
The conference program includes a number of interesting looking empirical papers, and as usual there is a strong emphasis on economic policy analysis.
The other reason for my interest in this conference? The first conference paper I ever presented was at the 1972 NZAE Conference, held at Massey University in Palmerston North. I talked about "Consumption Expenditure in New Zealand". How time flies!
© 2013, David E. Giles