1:51: Dr Matt Roskruge comments on the impact the 2020 Budget will have on the Māori economy.
Senior lecturer at Massey University’s School of Economics and Finance Matt Roskruge said while challenges were ahead, confidence should begin to pick up as we step down the alert levels.
“The main thing we’ll see over the next three weeks is just that build-up of confidence. People are starting to feel a little bit more like they’re ready to participate [in the economy] again and are not in immediate danger.,” he said.
“Globally we are not going to see the sort of massive downturns that we’ve seen say with the Great Depression… and there’s a lot of opportunity today thanks to our digital existence that was not around back in the earlier depressions.”
A senior lecturer in economics at Massey University says Māori workers and iwi will feel the economic impact of coronavirus.
Dr Matt Roskruge says while working class Māori are highly resilient, he’s encouraging iwi to consider innovative ways they can support tribal members during the pandemic.
Massey University lecturer Matt Roskruge has been awarded a 2019 Rutherford Discovery Fellowship to research what social capital means within a Māori world view and how this is relevant to other populations.
The fellowships are for early to mid-career researchers to accelerate their research careers in Aotearoa.
Dr Roskruge from Te Ātiawa and Ngāti Tama is co-director of Massey’s Te Au Rangahau Māori business research centre and a senior lecturer in the school of economics and finance.
His background is in health and population economics.
The fellowship is worth $800,000 over five years.