Bob Buckle has been appointed Chair of the APEC Economic Committee, commencing in 2007.
Bob is an award-winning economist and a Principal Advisor in the Treasury’s Budget and Macroeconomic Branch. He currently leads the Treasury’s work programme on macroeconomic policy priorities and research, and is Adjunct Professor of Economics at Victoria University of Wellington. Bob also received the 2003 NZIER Economics Award for his contribution to economics in New Zealand.
Appointed by a consensus decision by the APEC Senior Officials meeting in Viet Nam, the position of APEC Economic Committee Chair is for a period of two years. The committee meets two times each year.
For more information see New APEC Economic Committee Chair Appointed (24 September 2006) on the APEC web site.
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