America's Roundtable

Hon. Maurice McTigue, QSO | US Economy | New Zealand's Covid-19 Response

May 21st, 2020

Honorable Mauice McTigue, QSO is Vice President for Outreach of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Executive Advisory Board Member of the International Leaders Summit and former Cabinet Member and Member of Parliament in his native New Zealand. Our discusion focuses on reopening of America's economy, future of America's supply chain, jobs and markets, reliable data and New Zealand's reonse to Covid-19.

McTigue advised the Office of Management and Budget and most federal agencies in the Clinton and Bush administrations on issues of accountability and transparency and has consulted with legislators and governors in more than 30 states. McTigue was a special advisor to Louisiana’s Commission on Streamlining Government and was named to Virginia governor Bob McDonnell’s Commission on Government Reform and Restructuring.

A former cabinet minister and member of parliament in his native New Zealand, McTigue was one of the architects of the “New Zealand miracle,” which dramatically reformed the country’s government and economy by implementing market-driven, progrowth policies. He later became New Zealand’s ambassador to Canada and received the prestigious Queen’s Service Order in recognition of his public service from Queen Elizabeth II.