Economics award to Victoria professor

Last updated 05:00 29/08/2012

Relevant offers

Industries

Law professor wants refusal to release TPP documents overturned Origin Energy sells out of Contact Energy at $4.65 a share Xero chief operating officer Ross Jenkins to leave firm Auckland Airport executives quit following strategic review NZ dollar falls against Australian after dairy auction, RBA rate hold Waikato-Tainui estate set to increase with part-sale of The Base More than 14,000 construction jobs could disappear in Canterbury: Westpac Emergency services unsure how to cope with loss of paging network Stanaway real estate ruled 'negligent' in botched $6m mansion sale Online 'directory' scamming small businesses, Commerce Commission warns

Victoria University professor Norman Gemmell has been presented the 2012 NZIER Economics Award for excellence in economics of relevance to New Zealand.

Last night at NZIER's annual meeting in Wellington, Gemmell was recognised for his outstanding contributions to international literature on fiscal policy and economic growth. His work related to public spending and taxation policies was praised.

He was instrumental in forming the Tax Working Group that culminated in what the finance minister called the biggest tax reform in a quarter century with the Government's 2010 changes.

Previous winners of the NZIER Economics Award include Dr Don Brash, Roger Kerr and Dr Brian Easton.

Ad Feedback

- BusinessDay.co.nz

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content