Weekly Webinars: Infometrics COVID-19 coverage

Weekly Webinars

New Zealand will soon move to Level 2, and many people are back at work. Infometrics has decided to suspend our Weekly Webinars and instead focus on webinars that have a specific focus or topic.

We will notify our client contact list via email about each webinar. These Webinar events are free-of-charge to our clients. If you would like to book a webinar with our economists, please get in touch.

Recorded webinars will be made available to the public after a week and posted below as they become available.

Please note that as economists, we focus on examining the economic effects of policies, and provide advice based on current settings. Economists should, and do, stay clear of commenting too broadly on actual pandemic planning and actions, leaving that to health experts who are best placed to provide expert views. For the latest advice from the New Zealand Government, please go to covid19.govt.nz

Previous Webinar Recordings

Friday, 15 May 2020 (Budget Review)

In this webinar, Infometrics Senior Economist Brad Olsen will break down the 2020 Budget and examine some of the key initiatives and what else we can expect from the Government over the next few months. He’ll also provide an update on economic conditions, the Reserve Bank’s latest update, and what a shift from Level 3 to Level 2 means, whenever it occurs. As always, there’ll be time for questions at the end.

Tuesday, 05 May 2020 (Māori Economic Insights)

Webinar Slide Pack

Wednesday, 29 April 2020 (Transport Focus)

This webinar is hosted by Senior Economist Brad Olsen alongside Infometrics Chief Forecaster Gareth Kiernan and Infometrics Economist Andrew Beattie. Brad outlines recent economic developments and highlights some of the change in focus that is expected as New Zealand moves to Alert Level 3. Gareth and Andrew will also outline how we see the transport sector evolving through the economic downturn and how changing economic behaviours will affect the economy. There is question time at the end.

Wednesday, 22 April 2020 (Building Focus)

In this webinar, Infometrics Senior Economist Brad Olsen outlines how the economy is shaping up as New Zealand moves closer to Level 3 restrictions. Brad is joined by Infometrics Chief Forecaster Gareth Kiernan to discuss the latest Infometrics Forecasts, including an outline of our views on the magnitude of the hit to the New Zealand economy from COVID-19 and what the road to recovery might look like. As well as looking at the key macroeconomic outcomes, Gareth will focus on the outlook for the construction industry and examine the key drivers for activity. Where appropriate, Gareth will also look at variations in prospects at a regional level. There is question time at the end.

Wednesday, 15 April 2020 (Regions and Recovery Focus)

In this webinar, Infometrics Senior Economist Brad Olsen and Rob Heyes outline where we see the economy heading, how this direction will impact regional areas, and areas of focus as we turn our minds to the recovery post-lockdown. There is question time at the end.

Wednesday, 08 April 2020 (Māori  Focus)

In this Webinar, Infometrics Senior Economists Brad Olsen and Rob Heyes review how Infometrics sees the economy performing post-COVID-19, and focus on how different groups including Māori will be affected by the economic downturn. There is question time at the end.

Wednesday, 01 April 2020 (Sector Focus)

In this Webinar, Infometrics Senior Economists Brad Olsen and Rob Heyes provide an update of Infometrics’ current view of how the economy will perform during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on some sector-based insights. There is question time at the end.

Wednesday, 25 March 2020 (Regional Focus)

This is the first of Infometrics COVID-19 Weekly Webinars.
In this Webinar, Infometrics Senior Economist Brad Olsen will provide an overview of our current thinking on the economic effects of COVID-19, including some regional insights. There is question time at the end.


Tailored Webinars for your organisation

If you would like a tailored Webinar focused on your local area or sector, with the ability to discuss the economic effects of COVID-19 with Brad or one of the team, please email us to arrange a custom briefing.

Enquire about tailored presentations for your organisation