NZIER Economics Award for 2015 given to Dr Alan Bollard

03 September 2015

New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (Inc)
Media release 3/9/15

The NZIER Economics Award for 2015 was presented to Dr Alan Bollard at NZIER’s AGM & dinner yesterday evening.

Accepting the award last night from Cebu in the Philippines where he is attending a meeting in his capacity as Executive Director of APEC, Dr Bollard said “It has been my good fortune to have been able to work in a range of economic policy areas over the past couple of decades, and to be working in a country, in institutions and with people who have wanted to ensure that they get the very best from economics and from economic theory to help New Zealand prosper and grow”.

The citation for Dr Bollard can be read here.

About the NZIER Economics Award:

The winner of this prestigious award is selected by an independent panel, sponsored by NZIER. The NZIER Economic Award’s Operating Guidelines instruct the Awarding Panel to “look foroutstanding contributions to the advancement of economics and its applications in New Zealand”.
To qualify for the Award a contribution “must advance economic matters of direct relevance to
New Zealand”, and must be “likely to be of long-term lasting importance to New Zealand”.

For further information or to arrange to speak to Dr Bollard please contact:

Michael Walls
NZIER Chairman
Phone: (04) 479 4194

Email: mw@michaelwalls.co.nz

or

Jessica Matthewson
NZIER Secretary to the Awarding Panel
Phone: (04) 470 1809 or 021 510 114
Email: jessica.matthewson@nzier.org.nz

Further information on the NZIER Economics Award and past recipients can be found here.

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