How to speak LSF.

In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with Tim Ng – Deputy Secretary and Chief Economic Adviser for Treasury.

Together, we discuss the Governments Living Standards Framework – or LSF for short. A newly developed and broader way of looking at things which has been used to help Government decide it’s five Wellbeing Budget priorities.

Most importantly we relate it back to NZ’s metals industry, and why we should care.


More about Tim

Tim Ng is a  macroeconomist by training, and an expert in the area of monetary, fiscal and financial system policy.   He’s been with the Treasury for a number of years, but has also worked for the Reserve Bank and as an economist at the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland and at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.


Want to know more about the Treasury’s Living Standards Framework?

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