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Housing savings and the household balance sheet

This November 2006 workshop discussed issues around housing, saving and household balance sheet developments.

Past Event
Tuesday, 14 November 2006 to Tuesday, 14 November 2006
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Reserve Bank of New Zealand


Welcome and introduction
Alan Bollard, Governor, Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Trends in household savings, wealth and debt
Presented by: Bernard Hodgetts (Reserve Bank of New Zealand)
Discussant: Khoon Goh (ANZ National Bank)

Family trusts
Presented by: Phil Briggs (Reserve Bank of New Zealand)
Discussant: David Feslier (Retirement Commision)

What do we know about equity withdrawal by households in New Zealand?
Presented by: Mark Smith (Reserve Bank of New Zealand)
Discussant: Doug Steel (Westpac)

Housing in the household portfolio and implications for retirement saving: some initial findings from a longitudinal panel survey
Presented by: Grant Scobie and Trinh Le (Treasury)
Discussant: Brent Layton (Director, NZIER)

Housing and housing finance: the view from Australia and beyond
Presented by: Luci Ellis (Reserve Bank of Australia)
Discussant: Aaron Drew (Reserve Bank of New Zealand)

Income and saving in New Zealand: an age cohort analysis
Presented by: Andrew Coleman (Reserve Bank of New Zealand)
Discussant: Susan St John (University of Auckland)

Statistical issues regarding savings and wealth
Presented by: Geoff Bascand and Diane Ramsay (Statistics New Zealand)
Discussant: Adolf Stroombergen (Infometrics)

Download a summary of workshop main points and issues (PDF 245 KB)
Bernard Hodgetts