Don was Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand for almost 14 years, from September 1988 to April 2002.
Towards the end of 1989, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand Act 1989 was passed into law, with effect from early 1990. That legislation –
This page sets out the main speeches from Don's time as Governor of the Reserve Bank.
Speech to the Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce highlights the extent to which New Zealand has become highly indebted, and the risks posed by that situation
A summary of New Zealand's experience of inflation targeting in a speech to the American Economics Association in Atlanta
The first speech in the third three-yearly road-show of 23 speeches to small and medium-sized businesses throughout New Zealand, this one in Whangarei
A speech to the Knowledge Wave conference in Auckland
Speech to the Trans-Tasman Business Circle in Sydney outlining the limits of a central bank's power
Speech to the Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce explains how the Reserve Bank goes about formulating monetary policy
Speech to the American Chamber of Commerce in Auckland explains the fall in the New Zealand dollar to its lowest level ever
Speech to the Belgian Financial Forum in Brussels explains how the Reserve Bank of New Zealand sees its role in promoting financial stability
An assessment of the economic merits of a currency union, with particular reference to the adoption of the Australian dollar, in a speech to the Auckland Rotary Club
Speech to the Auckland Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry defends the Reserve Bank's gradual tightening of monetary policy
Discusses the success or otherwise of the post-1984 economic reforms and criticizes professional economists for failing to explain those reforms to the public
The sixth L K Jha Memorial Lecture at the Reserve Bank of India in Mumbai
Address to the Northern Club in Auckland discusses the framework within which monetary policy operates in New Zealand, and what New Zealanders can expect of that framework in the longer term
The sixth in a series of annual speeches to the Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce, this one dealing with the fluctuations in the New Zealand dollar and the factors which had driven that
Speech to the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand debunking the view that the Reserve Bank is opposed to home ownership
A 1998 assessment of the post-1984 economic reforms, in a speech hosted by Chatham House, the Waitangi Foundation and Prudential Corporation in London
Speech to the Auckland Chamber of Commerce defends an easing of monetary policy which led to a fall in the exchange rate but a rise in short-term interest rates
One of a series of annual speeches to the Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce, this one on the persistent balance of payments deficit
Speech to the Auckland Rotary Club discusses the rate at which the New Zealand economy can grow in a sustainable way
Speech to the Counties Kiwifruit Growers Association in Pukekohe discusses the introduction of the Reserve Bank's Monetary Conditions Index
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