RBNZ chief economist defends culture of debate amid criticism

RBNZ chief economist defends culture of debate amid criticism
Paul Conway says monetary policy committee members regularly challenge each other on issues. (Image: NZME)
Dileepa Fonseka
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand's chief economist, Paul Conway, has pushed back on the idea the bank doesn’t have enough of a culture of disagreement.  The Reserve Bank of NZ's (RBNZ) decision-making processes and communication, along with its approach post-covid, came in for criticism from a panel at the University of Waikato's NZ economics forum moderated by former cabinet minister Steven Joyce and featuring former deputy RBNZ governor Grant Spencer, NZ Initiative senior fellow Bryce Wilkinson and ANZ eco...

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