Call for expressions of interest: Editor, Asymmetric Information.

The New Zealand Association of Economists is looking for someone to take over as the editor of its in-house magazine, Asymmetric Information, for a four-year term starting in July 2015. The incoming editor would take over from Professor John Creedy who is stepping down after four years in the role. He or she will work with Professor Creedy in issuing the August 2015 issue (which is largely complete) and then take over full responsibility for the three issues per year after that. This is a non-remunerated role. The editor is an ex officio member of the council of the New Zealand Association of Economists. Previous issues of Asymmetric Information can be viewed here.

Please send any expression of interest to the New Zealand Association of Economists at economists@nzae.org.nz.

April 2015 AI (#52) includes perspective on budget surplus

Asymmetric Information Issue 52 April 2015

Contents:

  • Editorial
  • An Interview with Kerrin Vautier (by Mary Hughes)
  • The ‘Five Minute Interview’ (with Adam Jaffe)
  • From the 2B RED File (by Grant Scobie)
  • Advert for NZ-UK Link Foundation
  • ‘Frames’ (by Stuart Birks)

  • Blogwatch (by Paul Walker)

  • Fine Lines (by Arthur Grimes)

  • The budget surplus (by Norman Gemmell)

  • The price of disaster risk (by Levente Timar, Arthur

    Grimes and Richard Fabling, Motu)

  • Measuring wealth (by Ann Ball, StatsNZ)

  • Report from GEN

  • Report from Chair in Public Finance (VUW)

  • Research in Progress (Massey)

November 2014 AI (#51) includes contributions by Statistics New Zealand

Asymmetric Information Issue 51 Nov 2014

Issue No. 51 November 2014 contents:

  • Editorial
  • An Interview with Caroline Saunders (by Peter Tait)
  • The ‘Five Minute Interview’ (with Gail Pacheco)
  • From the 2B RED File (by Grant Scobie)
  • ‘Frames’ (by Stuart Birks)
  • Blogwatch (by Paul Walker)
  • Fine Lines (by Leo Krippner)
  • Greenhouse gas emissions from consumption in New Zealand (by Corey Allan, Motu)
  • NZEP call for papers
  • National Accounts and Balance of Payments Adopt New International Standards (by Jeff Cope, StatsNZ)
  • Using ‘big data’ to measure prices changes in New Zealand (by Francis Krsinich, StatsNZ)
  • Report from GEN
  • Research in Progress (Canterbury)

August 2014 AI (#50) includes research on growth of NZ towns

Asymmetric Information Issue 50 August 2014

Issue No. 50 August 2014 contents:

  • Editorial
  • An Interview with Bob Buckle (by Norman Gemmell)
  • Citations for new Life Members
  • NZAE Conference 2014
  • From the 2B RED File (by Grant Scobie)
  • ‘Frames’ (by Stuart Birks)
  • Blogwatch (by Paul Walker)
  • Fine Lines (by John Creedy)
  • The Bergstrom Prize Call
  • The Growth of New Zealand Towns (by Anna Robinson)
  • Report from GEN
  • Research in Progress (NZIER)

April 2014 AI (#49) includes four banking lectures by Grimes

Asymmetric Information Issue 49 2014

Issue No. 49 April 2014 contents:

  • Editorial
  • An Interview with Grant Scobie (by Brian Silverstone) – repeat three times ‘Economics is all about incentives; the rest is commentary’.
  • The Five Minute Interview (Sholeh Maani)
  • From the 2B RED File (by Grant Scobie)
  • ‘Frames’ (by Stuart Birks)
  • Blogwatch (by Paul Walker)
  • Fine Lines (by Stephen Knowles)
  • Four Lectures on Banking (by Arthur Grimes)
  • The Integrated Data Infrastructure (Bex Sullivan and Lynsey Hayes)
  • Research in Progress (Auckland University of Technology)

November 2013 AI (#48) features interview with Len Bayliss

Asymmetric Information Issue 48 2013 available as pdf copy here

Issue No. 48 November 2013 contents:

  • Editorial
  • An Interview with Len Bayliss (by Michael Reddell)

  • NZIER Economics Award 2013: Jacques Poot

  • The Five Minute Interview (Jacques Poot)

  • From the 2B RED File (by Grant Scobie)

  • ‘Frames’ (by Stuart Birks)

  • Blogwatch (by Paul Walker)

  • Fine Lines (by Paul Conway and Lisa Meehan)

  • Heterogeneity in management practices in NZ dairy farms (Motu: Suzi Kerr)

  • Regional Estimates of Tourism Expenditure (by Vij Kooyela and Peter Ellis)

  • International investment data in the NZ LBD (by Lynda Sanderson)

  • The Government Economics Network (GEN)

  • Research in Progress (Lincoln University)

August 2013 AI (#47) features interview with Graham Scott

The August 2013 issue of Asymmetric Information is now available online here.

Issue No. 47 August 2013 contents:

  • Editorial
  • An Interview with Graham Scott
  • Citaton for Alan Bollard, Life Member of NZAE
  • From the 2B RED File
  • The Five-Minute Interview: Adolf Stroombergen
  • ‘Frames’
  • Fine Lines
  • Chair in Public Finance
  • Blogwatch
  • Statistics New Zealand: Regional GDP Statistics
  • NZEP Editor Notice
  • The Government Economics Network (GEN)
  • Research in Progress
  • NZAE Information

April 2013 AI (#46) updates on University of Auckland research

The April 2013 issue of Asymmetric Information is now available online here.

Issue No. 46 April 2013 contents:

  • Editorial
  • An Interview with Sir Roderick Deane
  • From the 2B RED File
  • ‘Frames’
  • Fine Lines
  • Blogwatch
  • (Motu) Exchange Rate Pass-Through
  • NZIER Economics Award
  • The Government Economics Network (GEN)
  • The Five Minute Interview
  • The AR Bergstrom Prize
  • Research in Progress
  • NZEP
  • NZAE Information

December 2012 AI (#45) features interview with Alan Bollard

The December 2012 issue of Asymmetric Information is now available online here.

Issue No. 45 December 2012 contents:

  • Editorial
  • Obituary of Conrad Blyth
  • An Interview with Alan Bollard (read the full interview here)
  • From the 2B RED File
  • ‘Frames’
  • Fine Lines
  • Blogwatch
  • Motu: National Wellbeing and Sustainability Measures
  • NZIER Economics Award
  • The Government Economics Network (GEN)
  • The Five Minute Interview
  • Research in Progress
  • NZEP
  • NZAE Information

 

 

 

 

August 2012 AI (#44) includes conference photos

The August 2012 Issue of Asymmetric Information is now available online here.

Issue No. 44. August 2012 contents:

  • Editorial
  • An interview with Dennis Rose (read the full interview here)
  • Award of Life Membership
  • From the 2B RED File
  • Conference Photo’s
  • ‘Frames’
  • Motu: “Warm Up New Zealand: Heat Smart”
  • Fine Lines
  • Blogwatch
  • The Government Economic Network (GEN)
  • The Five Minute Interview
  • Research in Progress
  • NZEP
  • New Input Output Tables
  • NZAE Information