Vacancy for Research Economist at Plant & Food Research closes 22 Apr 2016

PlantFoodResResearch Economist

Auckland or Lincoln I Vacancy 16346

Plant & Food Research is a New Zealand-based science company providing research and development that adds value to fruit, vegetable, crop and food products.

Reporting to the Impact Evaluation Manager, you will generate high quality, robust data and analyses to help determine the impact of our research programs. This includes analysing the impact of a range of investments, supporting our investment portfolio decision making, and working with our science and business specialists to help existing and new customers identify high impact areas for investment. You will also contribute to the development of new research approaches, and help support a growing awareness across New Zealand’s Science & Innovation system of the value of economic evaluation in the design, delivery and reporting of research programs.

Ideally, you will have a PhD in economics or agricultural economics and significant experience in analysing qualitative and quantitative data, problem solving, econometrics, and economic evaluation. This will be supported by strong collaborative and relationship skills, advanced inter-personal and presentation skills, and the ability to effectively communicate information generated by economic analyses to key stakeholders. Knowledge and experience in the agriculture, horticulture and/or seafood industries would be useful. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and graphics software is essential.

For more information, registration details and to apply for this position please visit

Applications close 22 April 2016

Attachment: 16346 Research Economist PD – Mar 2016

Vacancy for Professor/Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Applied Econometrics, Macroeconomics at Canterbury University closes 24 Apr 2016

UniCantApplicants with expertise in applied econometrics and/or macroeconomics are encouraged to apply.

Department of Economics and Finance
College of Business and Law

* Full-time (1.0 FTE)
* Continuing (i.e. permanent) position

The Department of Economics and Finance invites applications for a continuing/tenured position of Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer (equivalent to the Assistant Professor to Associate Professor rank in the US). Applicants with expertise in applied econometrics and/or macroeconomics are encouraged to apply. The actual position will be dependent on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.

The Department of Economics and Finance is part of the University of Canterbury’s School of Business and Economics, which is one of New Zealand’s leading business schools. The department has an establishment of 17 full-time faculty, is research-focused and has a strong international representation among the faculty. The standard teaching load in the Department is 3 courses per year plus postgraduate supervisory responsibilities. The department provides a collegial environment, and members of academic staff have access to generous internal research funding and sabbatical leave. Successful candidates should have a strong and ongoing record of publications in high-quality, internationally recognised academic journals; have good teaching skills and a commitment to quality teaching delivery; and be able and willing to contribute to College and professional service activities.

The closing date for this position is: Sunday, 24 April 2016.

The University of Canterbury is committed to promoting a world-class learning environment through research and teaching excellence, and has a vision statement of ‘People Prepared to Make a Difference’. You will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a diverse academic community and enrich your own professional and personal development.

The University of Canterbury is located in Christchurch, New Zealand’s third largest city. Christchurch offers a wide variety of recreational, sporting and cultural activities, and this position offers an excellent quality of life.

For information about the range of benefits in joining UC please visit us online at:

Applications for this position should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV)/résumé and any additional attachments. These should be combined into one document and submitted online. Applicants should include in their cover letter/CV a statement clearly addressing the selection criteria as outlined in the Person Specification, summaries of evaluations of recent teaching, details of research activities and publications, and the names of three referees.

Enquiries of an academic nature should be made to Professor Bob Reed (Economics and Finance Department) by email at:

The University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi.

Applications for Editor of NZ Economics Papers close 30 September 2013.


New Zealand Economic Papers

Professor Mark Holmes concludes his term as Editor of New Zealand Economic Papers in December 2014. There are three issues per year, although there are plans to increase to four issues per year. NZEP is currently a B-ranked journal in the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) journal rankings. NZEP has been published since 1966 and a commemorative issue is planned for 2016.

The journal is published by Taylor and Francis, under the Routledge imprint, with online submission facilities.

The Association wishes to appoint a new Editor for a period of three years (2015 to 2018), who will maintain the high standard set by former editors. To this end the Council of the Association has established a Search Committee chaired by Anita King to recommend a new editor. The other members of the Search Committee are Mark Holmes, Stephen Knowles, and John Creedy. The Search Committee will report to Bill Kaye-Blake, the NZAE President. The Search Committee is happy to receive nominations or expressions of interest which include a statement of interest and a current CV. These should be emailed to Anita King ( before 30 September 2013.


  • The job is to edit and produce an academic journal of three issues per year which is readable and relevant to economists generally and Australasian readers in particular. (The number of issues is to be reviewed by the NZAE council).
  • The Editor is expected to maintain the established tradition of economic scholarship but is free to develop his or her own editorial policy. Any written policy must be approved by the NZAE Council.
  • The Editor is expected to have a demonstrable commitment to the New Zealand Association of Economists that includes attendance at Council meetings and the Annual Conference.
  • New Zealand Economic Papers is expected to include original research, surveys, policy analyses.
  • The Editor will maintain a fair, efficient and rigorous refereeing process.
  • The Editor will report to the NZAE Council twice a year concerning the Editorial duties and key journal statistics.


  • The Editor will be appointed for 3 volumes (2015 to 2018) and will start receiving manuscripts before the end of 2014.
  • The terms of appointment will be confirmed in writing by the President of the Association.
  • The agreement can be broken by either party upon giving six months notice in writing to the other party.


  • The Editor will be paid a stipend of NZ$4,500 per year.


Economic Analyst – Ministry of Health

Based in Wellington, New Zealand

MinHealth-RGBExciting opportunity for a talented and enthusiastic economist, to join a high performing policy team to debate issues, think, design and innovate.
As an economist, you will play a key role in developing health policy and lead the development and use of economic analysis within the Ministry. You will also help to shape and implement capability building within the Policy Business Unit.

As well as having outstanding analytical skills, you will need to have:

  • Strong term working skills
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • The ability to work quickly and give real-time advice to decision makers, even with only partial information
  • A passion for addressing the economic issues faced by the Government.

At a senior or principal level you will have deep experience, and strong influencing and mentoring skills.

Appointments will be made to either technical specialist or policy analyst roles, at appropriate seniority. Technical specialists are expected to have strong skills in a relevant area of economic analysis as well as the necessary relationship skills to work with non-specialists and the ability to deliver products appropriate for either a technical or non-technical audience. Policy analysts, economics, are expected to have strong analytical skills as well as the influence skills and organisational agility necessary to deliver policy products.

You will report to the Ministry of Health’s Chief Economist.

For further information about this position please contact the Chief Economist, Bronwyn Croxson, on +64 4 816 2473 or email
The Ministry of Health’s recruitment practices are based on Equal Employment principles.

Applications close Sunday, 15 September 2013.

To obtain a position description or to apply for this vacancy, please visit our and enter the reference number 13/MOH211.

Influential Senior Roles at the New Zealand Productivity Commission

2 vacancies for stellar economists; permanent or fixed term

  • NZ Prod logo new COLPlay a key role in better understanding NZ’s productivity performance
  • Lead by example with your superior analytical skills and research standards
  • Help shape and implement a research agenda working with other agencies

With two vacancies, and openness to permanent or fixed-term appointment, this is a great chance to join our Economics & Research Team. This team provides analytical support to our inquiries and leads our wider research effort on New Zealand’s productivity performance. The appointments will be at Senior or Principal Advisor level. To be successful in these roles, you will have:

  • Outstanding analytical ability with a very strong background in economics
  • High ambition to unpick and deepen understanding of NZ’s productivity performance
  • Ability to undertake, or at least understand, quantitative economic analysis
  • Significant experience in, or understanding of, a policy or regulatory environment
  • Exceptional communication and influencing skills so that your insights and results ‘bite’

At Principal Advisor level, your deep experience, mentoring ability and top-rate skills in economic analysis will also make you an effective deputy to the Director of Economics & Research.

For more information about applying and the Commission, including a short video-clip explaining the roles, visit The roles are based in Wellington in a collegial and invigorating working environment. There is no firm closing date for this process. Early expressions of interest are encouraged as the Commission will consider applications as they are received and reserves the right to interview and appointment people to the roles at any time. (Advertising commenced 25 June 2013.).