AN INVITATION TO KEA MEMBERS
Come join us in New York, London or San Francisco for the launch of the new book, Going Places, and discussion with the authors Julie Fry and Hayden Glass. Join a conversation about immigration, emigration and the diaspora, and what the future might hold for New Zealand.
There are evening events open to KEA members in:
16 April – Brooklyn, New York (6pm)
20 April – London (NZ House, 7pm)
9 May – San Francisco (Kiwi Landing Pad, 6pm)
Find out more about the book and buy a copy at http://bwb.co.nz/books/going-places or get a signed one on the night.
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ABOUT THE BOOK
Going Places looks at the contribution of economic migration to and from New Zealand. We have been welcoming in skilled people born in other countries for at least the last 25 years. In the 2013 Census nearly a quarter of the population reported they were born overseas: it is closer to 40 per cent in Auckland. But can immigration, in economic terms, be more than a gap filler for the labour market and help as well with national economic transformation? And does the substantial population of New Zealanders in London or Australia help out economically?
Building on Sir Paul Callaghan’s vision of New Zealand as a place
‘where talent wants to live’, this book explores how we can attract skilled, creative and entrepreneurial people born in other countries, and whether our ‘seventeenth region’ – the more than 600,000 New Zealanders living abroad – can be a greater national asset.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Julie Fry is a consulting economist and World Class New Zealander who divides her time between New York and a family farm near Motueka. She has worked on migration policy issues since the early 1990s, designing programmes and advising agencies including The Treasury, Te Puni Kōkiri, and HM Treasury in London. Julie has Masters degrees in economics from both the University of Canterbury and Lincoln University, and she received a Nuffield Fellowship to research discrimination issues at the University of Warwick in Coventry.
Hayden Glass is a consultant with the Sapere Research Group, an Australasian firm with its headquarters in Wellington. He has long been interested in the economics of immigration and has worked on various aspects of the issues over time, including for The Treasury and for MBIE. Hayden is also the COO of Figure.NZ, a social enterprise focused on
making New Zealand’s public data easier to find and easier to use in pursuit of a country where everyone uses data in their daily lives. Hayden has a Masters in Law and a BA from Canterbury University. He has also studied mathematics and economics.