Going Places: Migration Policy Lessons From New Zealand

Date: 
Thursday, 21 April, 2016 - 15:00 to 17:00
Location: 
NIESR
2 Dean Trench Street Smith Square
SW1P 3HE London
United Kingdom

with Julie Fry, Hayden Glass and Gus O'Donnell

 

New Zealand has had high immigration and emigration flows for an extended period, and as a result, around a quarter of the population is foreign-born. At a time when migration is even more contentious than usual, is there scope for optimism about the economic contribution of freer movement of people? And what can Britain and New Zealand teach each other - based on both past experience and future plans?

Going Places is a new book about the economic contribution of migration to and from New Zealand. It sets out the available evidence on economic effects and examines whether bringing in skilled, creative and entrepreneurial people born in other countries can help with economic transformation over time.  Frontier Economics Chairman Gus O’Donnell will host a discussion with the book's authors, Julie Fry and Hayden Glass, at NIESR on Thursday, 21 April, from 3-5 pm.

 

Date: Thursday 21st April 2016

Time: 3pm-5pm

Venue: National Institute of Economic and Social Research, 2 Dean Trench St, Smith Square, London SW1P 3HE

To Register: Places are limited, therefore to ensure attendance please RSVP as soon as possible to Luca Pieri:

Email: l.pieri [at] niesr.ac.uk

Tel: 020 7654 1931