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Dr Girol Karacaoglu – Chief Economist of the NZ The Treasury


Come and hear Dr Girol Karacaoglu, As Chief Economist of the NZ The Treasury, talk on:

“What part does the private rental industry play in Treasury's ‘Higher Living Standards’ Framework?”

“Where is the New Zealand property economy potentially heading?"

“What are the desired outcomes of the latest policy amendments by the Reserve Bank?”



Dr Girol Karacaoglu joined the Treasury on 1 March 2012. His role is to provide strategic leadership on broad economic policy issues, in particular fiscal and monetary policy settings, and New Zealand’s international linkages. The Chief Economist role is critical to championing and lifting the quality and capability of the Treasury’s economic advice. Girol came to the Treasury from The Co-operative Bank, where he was Chief Executive for nine years. His previous roles include General Manager at Westpac NZ, Chief Economist at the National Bank of NZ, and lecturer in economics at Victoria University of Wellington. He has a PhD in Economics and an MBA, and is fluent in French and Turkish.  He has three adult daughters and one son and enjoys reading, classical music, walking, dancing, movies, and family activities.


Here is a a link to the Higher Living Standards

Higher Living Standards Framework

Location:  Grand Dining Room of the Wellesley Boutique Hotel
2-8 Maginnity Street, Wellington 6011

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