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Economic Models: Toyshop Or Practical Workshop?

Economic Models: Toyshop Or Practical Workshop?

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  • Tue 10 May ’16, 6:00pm – 7:00pm


Government Buildings Historic Reserve, 55 Lambton Quay, Wellington


All Ages

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  • Free Admission

This is Professor Creedy’s inaugural lecture as Professor of Public Economics and Taxation at Victoria University of Wellington. Our public lecture series gives you the opportunity to engage with the latest thinking on the world’s major issues.

Economic models are now ubiquitous in economic analysis. They can take many forms, including small-scale illustrative or pedagogic models, special-purpose models on particular markets and multi-country computable general-equilibrium models. The wide use of modelling has been made possible by the huge growth in computing capacity and software developments.

In his non-technical talk, Professor Creedy looks at microsimulation models that analyse the effects of tax and welfare policies and considers their contributions to policy analysis. Examples are provided from his extensive modelling experience. The value of links between economists in government departments and universities, and the role of teamwork, are stressed.

RSVP: Before Friday 6 May. Email rsvp@vuw.ac.nz with ‘Creedy’ in the subject line, or phone 04-463 6700. Our inaugural lectures are very popular. RSVP as spaces are limited.

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