Westpac Smarts: Reserve Bank Chief Economist Paul Conway
Joining us for the final Westpac Smarts of 2022 we have Paul Conway, Reserve Bank of New Zealand Chief Economist. Paul become the Reserve Bank’s Director of Economics and Chief Economist in May 2022. He joined the Reserve Bank from BNZ where he had been Chief Economist since January 2021.
Before joining BNZ Paul spent seven years as the Director of Economics and Research at the New Zealand Productivity Commission. Much of Paul’s work at the Commission was focused on firm-level productivity and understanding the obstacles New Zealand businesses face in using technology to improve performance.
Paul will discuss factors impacting Aotearoa New Zealand's economy from both a domestic and international perspective and what to expect from the year ahead along with commentary following the Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Statement released in November.