Welcome to the Government Economics Network (GEN)

We were established in 2011 to promote the better use of economics in the public sector in New Zealand. We aim to cater to economists and non-economists through a range of events and training opportunities focused on using economics in policy advice.

Welcome to GEN imageWelcome

On behalf of the GEN Committee I would like to thank you all for the support you have given to GEN.

Chart of the Week imageChart of the Week

Find fame in being crowned the Chart of the Week Champion. Submit your entry/chart before COB Thursday each week and we will pick one chart to go on our website.

Knowledge Hubs image Knowledge Hubs

Working together for better policy advice.  Log on, SHARE, CONNECT and DISCUSS.  
Share your policy-relevant research and analysis; connect with other policy analysts and researchers; and discuss your work and ideas.

Living Standards Hub imageLiving Standards Hub

This Hub (similar to the Productivity Hub) provides a vehicle for people to share their policy-relevant research and analysis; connect with other researchers and policy analysts; and discuss their work and ideas on living standards. Join us.

Productivity Hub imageProductivity Hub

A partnership of public sector agencies that is focused on better understanding NZ’s productivity experience and the role of policy in improving productivity growth. The Productivity Hub has a wide reach across academia, voluntary and private sectors. Join us.

GEN Seminars imageGEN Seminars

GEN seminars are free to attend and open to anyone with an interest, including the public.

GEN Book Reviews imageBook Reviews

Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson. A book review by the President of GEN – Girol Karacaoglu. 

             Submit a Book Review

GEN Job Ads image Jobs

Checkout some vacancies related to economics including internships. Please contact us if you want to post a vacancy. 

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GEN Seminars image GEN Training Courses

Visit our Training page to find out about up and coming courses that GEN has to offer.