The institute strongly commits to engagement with external stakeholders and the public – such as businesses, government and the community. We highly regard the efforts of public commitment to disseminate research outcomes widely and translate findings for a non-academic audience. Our upcoming events and recent events can be viewed here.

Upcoming events

VUW Applied Econometrics Workshop
19 October 2018
Organised by the School of Economics and Finance, Victoria University of Wellington. W.E Miner Professor Benjamin Hansen; University of Oregon, is the Keynote speaker. NZWRI research fellows, Kabir Dasgupta, Alexander Plum and Christopher Erwin, will be presenting papers.

Past events

Pay equity – where are we now?
Public information evening. Panel discussion and Q&A session.
15 August 2018

Symposium - Living Standards Framework
Presented by The Treasury and the NZ Work Research Institute (invitation only)
26 June 2018

Deconstructing the Digital Divide
Presented by InternetNZ and the NZ Work Research Institute
28 May 2018

Land Use Regulation
2 February 2018


4 October – Office Space; Wellbeing and Performance
22 September – Ethnicity in the Workspace
6 September – Wellbeing and performance: Which one comes first?
22 August – Democracy and the Internet
11 August – The past, present and future of the World Internet Project
11 August – Business History as a Platform for Progress
11 August – Warrantless arrest laws for domestic violence: How are youth affected?
26 May – Quality of Life Symposium: A multidisciplinary discussion
4 May – How do employees feel about the 4th Industrial Revolution?
10 March – The 'Soda Tax' is Unlikely to Make Mexicans Lighter
1 March – Post-feminist times


1-2 December – 2nd Symposium on Meaningful Work
19 October – Work-Life Balance
12 September – Managing Resilience in the Workplace Symposium
31 August – Will Robots Take Your Job?
4 August – Employment Rights after Brexit on the 17 May – The impact of generation upon employee performance
13 June – Wage Changes in the Irish Labour Market: Within and Between-Firm Effects
1 June – Don't fence me in! The refugee experience
25 May – Employment Law Forum seminar: Discrimination Law
3 May – Australian and New Zealand research on employment relations
27 April – Testing theories of gender discrimination using linked employer-employee data
20 April – Celebrating 30 years of the Household Labour Force Survey
19-22 April – 10th International Conference on Workplace Bullying and Harassment
15 April – Wellness at Work
31 March – The future of Auckland: What is the role of economics for urban policy?
24 February – Fit for work? Redefining ‘normal’ and ‘extreme’ through human enhancement technologies