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The New Zealand Treasury's approach to measuring wellbeing: Using the Living Standards Framework

Dr Tony Burton- Deputy Chief Economic Advisor, New Zealand Treasury.

2nd July 2019, 12 noon

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CWiPP were delighted to welcome Dr Tony Burton to Sheffield to deliver a talk on behalf of CWiPP on 2nd July 2019 about the Living Standards Framework used to consider the impact of policy on wellbeing within New Zealand.

About the lecture:

The Living Standards Framework (LSF) has been developed by the New Zealand Treasury to consider the collective impact of policies on intergenerational wellbeing. This presentation will give an overview of the Treasury's approach to understanding and measuring living standards and how this relates to policy decisions and the challenges in implementing the new approach.

Dr Tony Burton is Deputy Chief Economic Advisor for the New Zealand Treasury and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Auckland University of Technology. Over 2017 and 2018 he lead the Treasury team that developed the Living Standards Framework that is the basis of the New Zealand Government’s Wellbeing Budget. He started as an academic economist specialising in game theory and experimental economics, gaining a PhD from the University of East Anglia in the UK. He worked for the UK Ministry of Health on the health labour market and in New Zealand on work incentives in the welfare system. He has worked for the New Zealand Treasury since 2007, primarily on using data and evidence to improve policy on poverty, the welfare system and social investment.

Past CWiPP events

CWiPP Keynote Lectures

2019: Kate Pickett lecture

2019: Charles Seaford lecture

2017: Health, Well-being and Preferences

2017: The Narrative Trap

2014: Age, well-being and inequality

2013: Life in the UK 2012 (Measuring national well-being, ONS)


Longitudinal Survey of Young People in England

Pseudo Panel Analysis

 The British Household Panel Survey and Understanding Society

The Millennium Cohort Study

Introduction to the EU Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) dataset

Quantitative Analyses of Growing Up in Poverty

Workshop on Well-being and the Environment

Workshop on Climate Change

Urban Green Space: Improving health and well-being through the life course

Other events

Politics of Well-being (ESRC Seminar Series)

Measuring National Well-being

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