NZAE Conference 2016 timeline and keynote speakers

The 2016 Conference will follow the highly regarded 2014 conference held in the Sir Paul Reeves Building at AUT, Mayoral Drive, Auckland. Keynotes speakers include David Teece, James K. Galbraith, John Gibson and Janet Currie.

Key Dates:
Wednesday 24th February.   First notice of conference sent out
Wednesday 24th February.   Portal for abstract submissions opens
Wednesday 23th March.   Final notice of conference sent out
Monday 28th March.   Conference registration opens
Friday 1st April.   Abstracts Due
By Monday 25th April.   Notification of acceptances
Monday 16th May.   Registration deadline for presenters
Monday 16th May.   Deadline for early‐bird registration
Monday 13th June.   Full papers due for entries to prizes
Wednesday 29th June.   Conference start
Friday 1st July.   Conference end

NZAE Speakers 2016

James Galbraith

James K. Galbraith holds the Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair of Government/Business Relations at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, the University of Texas at Austin.  His most recent book, The End of Normal, was published in September, 2014 by Free Press. Other books include Inequality and Instability, and What Everyone Needs to Know About Inequality.

He holds degrees from Harvard (A.B., 1974) and Yale (Ph.D. in Economics, 1981) and won a Marshall Scholarship to King’s College, Cambridge.  He has served on the congressional staff, including as Executive Director of the Joint Economic Committee, is chair of Economists for Peace and Security and Senior Scholar at the Levy Economics Institute.

In 2010 he was elected to the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei.  In 2012, he was President of the Association for Evolutionary Economics.  He is the 2014 co-winner of the Leontief Prize for advancing the frontiers of economic thought.

David TeeceProfessor David J. Teece is an authority on subjects including the theory of the firm and strategic management, the economics of technological change, knowledge management, technology transfer, and antitrust economics and innovation. He has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, has held teaching and research positions at Stanford University and Oxford University, and has also received three honorary doctorates. Dr. Teece has testified before Congress on regulatory policy and competition policy, is author of over 200 books and articles, and is the editor of “Industrial & Corporate Change” (Oxford University Press). According to Science Watch, he is the lead author on the most cited article in economics and business worldwide, 1995–2005. He is also one of the top 10 cited scholars in economics and business for the decade, and has been recognized by Accenture as one of the world’s top 50 business intellectuals.

John GibsonJohn Gibson is Professor of Economics at the Waikato Management School. A graduate of Lincoln University, John has a doctorate from Stanford University in the United States. His teaching and research interests are in microeconomics and in the micro econometric aspects of development, labour and the international economy. John is currently a Senior Research Associate at the Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust. His other research interests include poverty measurement, where he is a member of an expert group advising the United Nations Statistical Division, the design and analysis of household survey data, and economic development, especially in China and other Asian and Pacific economies.

Janet CurrieJanet Currie is the Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University and the Director of Princeton’s Center for Health and Well Being. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, and the Econometric Society, as well as past Vice President of the American Economic Association and in-coming President of the Society of Labor Economists. She is on the Board of Reviewing Editors of Science magazine and on the editorial board of the Quarterly Journal of Economics.

Her research focuses on the health and well-being of children including early intervention programs, expansions of public health insurance, public housing, and food and nutrition programs. Her current research focuses on socioeconomic differences in child health, environmental threats to children’s health, and the long term effects of poor health in early childhood.

2015 conference timetable available

The 56th Annual Conference of the New Zealand Association of Economists will be held at the Westpac Stadium, Wellington on July 1-3.

The programme for the approaching conference is now available at

Registration can be completed through the conference website at

Any queries regarding the 2015 conference email Gail Pacheco or Mary Hedges both are co-chairing this year’s conference.

Early bird registration until 14 May 2015

The 56th Annual Conference of the New Zealand Association of Economists will be held at the Westpac Stadium, Wellington on July 1-3.

The programme for the approaching conference is now available at

Please take advantage of the early bird registration rate, which is offered until May 14th, accessed along with other conference details at

Any queries regarding the 2015 conference email Gail Pacheco or Mary Hedges both are co-chairing this year’s conference.

2013 Conference – Call for Papers

First Call for Papers
54th New Zealand Association of Economists Annual Conference
To be held at the Amora Hotel, Wellington
3 July – 5 July 2013

The New Zealand Association of Economists is calling for papers for its 54th Annual Conference. A flyer with the call for papers is available here. The conference is being run in conjunction with a symposium put on by the Productivity Hub at Te Papa on Tuesday 2 July. Abstracts for either the NZAE conference or the NZPC workshop, can be submitted here.

Submitters need to submit a 1,000-word abstract of their papers for either an oral presentation or the poster session. Full papers are not required at this stage, but for a paper to be considered as quality assured or to be eligible for the Statistics New Zealand or New Zealand Economic Policy prizes, a full paper must be submitted by 13 June.

We encourage individuals to present their research in the poster session. Some research is particularly suited to the visual style of a poster presentation; the poster session can also be suitable for work in progress and speculative research. We particularly welcome student research in the poster session.

Submitters are welcome to submit up to three papers. If we receive more submissions than we have room for on the programme, we may restrict some presenters to a single oral presentation. In that event, we will contact presenters to ask which paper they would prefer to include. This limit would apply to the number of papers presented by any one person, and not to the number of papers on which he or she is a co-author.

Please note that presenters whose papers are accepted for an oral presentation or poster must register by 16 May in order to remain on the programme. After this date, the registration fee is non-refundable. 

Important Dates:

Monday 1 April 2013 – Conference registration opens
Wednesday 3 April 2013 – Abstracts due
By Friday 26 April 2013 – Notification of Acceptances
Thursday 16 May 2013 – Registration deadline for presenters; Early-bird registration deadline
Thursday 13 June 2013 – Full papers due (entries for SNZ and NZEP prizes)

Please address conference enquiries to:

Dr Seamus Hogan
NZAE Organising Committee
Lea Boodée
Conference Administrator
Department of Economics and Finance
University of Canterbury
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