With the asset sales agenda progressing, it is useful to ask: if the partial privatisation of our state-owned enterprises is such a good idea, why are so many people against it? Do privatisations deliver the benefits promised by politicians, and if not, why not?
Join The New Zealand Initiative for an informative and thought-provoking discussion with Professor Sinclair Davidson. He will look at how the partial privatisation of our state-owned enterprises will affect New Zealanders, the economic gains that might be made, and what we can learn from the current global trends in privatisation.
About the speaker
Prof Sinclair DavidsonSinclair Davidson is Professor at the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs.
Professor Davidson is a regular contributor to the Australian Financial Review, Sydney Morning Herald, and Wall Street Journal Asia.
He has published in the academic journals Review of Political Economy, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Cato Journal and European Journal of Political Economy.
Date: Monday, 17 June 2013
Time: 5.30 PM - 8.00 PM
Location: The New Zealand Initiative, Level 12, Bayleys Building, 36 Brandon St, Wellington