Economist Professor Steve Keen to visit New Zealand
16 July 2012
Economist Professor Steve Keen to visit New Zealand in September 2012
Steve Keen will visit New Zealand 6th -10th September to present three in-depth seminars - two in Auckland and one in Wellington. He will also give an early evening lecture in Christchurch, as well as in Auckland and Wellington.
Author of bestseller Debunking Economics, and Professor of Economics and Finance at the University of Western Sydney, Keen was recently interviewed by Kim Hill on Radio NZ National.
Professor Keen is a long-time critic of conventional economic theory. He includes in his economic modelling all relevant real world data, and so was able to give fore-warning of the current global financial crisis. In contrast, as the crisis hit in 2007, world financial leaders and politicians who relied on the analysis of conventional economists were saying “We just didn’t see it coming.”
As the crisis continues Professor Keen is increasingly in demand internationally to speak at universities, in the media, and at financial and banking conferences, about the failure of conventional economics to explain what’s happening in economies around the world. He suggests alternatives, and provides a voice of reason in difficult times.
In his New Zealand seminars Professor Keen will also take a look at economic issues that more immediately affect New Zealand, including the housing market, private debt levels, excessive privatisation, and foreign ownership of assets.
Who are the seminars for? Everyone with a concern about the economy.
Zealand and Australian Asset Markets
Friday 7th September in Auckland
The Global Economy
Saturday 8th September in Auckland
Solutions to the Crisis
Monday 10th September in Wellington
Details of seminar content available at www.talks.co.nz
There is also an early evening lecture in Christchurch at 5.00pm on Saturday 8th September at the C1 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury, Arts Road, and at 6pm on Friday 7th in the OGGB4 lecture theatre at the University of Auckland. An evening lecture originally scheduled for Monday 10th in Wellington will no longer be held.