Call for papers Special issue on Advances in Competition Policy and Regulation

The Applied and Theoretical Economics (ATE) Research Network (http://ate.massey.ac.nz) is calling for papers for a Special Issue on Advances in Competition Policy and Regulation. Our goal is to shed light on pressing issues in this field that are of concern to academic economists, consultants/practitioners and government policy makers. Please note that a specific New Zealand context is not a criterion for paper acceptance. Areas of interest for this issue include (but are not limited to) the following topics:
-­ Energy Economics
-­ Innovation Theory and Policy
-­ Mergers and Partnerships
-­ Competition in Vertical Chains
-­ Network Economics
-­ Empirical Industrial Economics

Deadline for submission: 1 March 2016.

Ranking: Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Journal Quality List -­ B ranking.

Submission: please use the online portal at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/rnzp. Please indicate that your paper is meant for the Special Issue on the ‘Advances in Competition Policy and Regulation’ during the submission process. Selection of papers for the Special Issue will follow peer review.

Guest Editors: 
Simona Fabrizi (email: s.fabrizi@massey.ac.nz)
Steffen Lippert (email: s.lippert@auckland.ac.nz)
John Panzar (email: j.panzar@auckland.ac.nz)

Availability: New Zealand Economic Papers is a fully peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by leading international publishers Taylor & Francis (under the Routledge imprint) on behalf of the New Zealand Association of Economists. The journal is indexed in leading international databases including EconLit, ABI/Inform and EBSCO.

Call for papers Special issue for the 50th Anniversary of NZEP

New Zealand Economic Papers will publish its 50th volume in 2016. This special edition of New Zealand Economic Papers will focus on important topics covering the past 50 years of the New Zealand economy and the study of economics in New Zealand. Papers on New Zealand economic history, the history of economic thought in New Zealand and long-term developments in the New Zealand economy will be particularly welcomed.

Please note that papers not specifically relating to New Zealand will be considered for acceptance if they cover broader topics relevant to economic history and the history of economic thought that may indirectly affect New Zealand.

New Zealand Economic Papers is a fully peer-reviewed scholarly journal (rated ‘B’ in the ABDC list) published by leading international publishers Taylor & Francis (under the Routledge imprint) on behalf of the New Zealand Association of Economists. The journal is indexed in leading international databases including EconLit, ABI/Inform and EBSCO.

Selection of papers for the special issue will follow peer review. Submissions should be made online. Please indicate that your paper is meant for the special issue for the 50th anniversary of NZEP during the submission process.

Submission deadline: 31st December 2015

Submission: To submit to New Zealand Economic Papers, go to: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/rnzp

Editorial Team: The Editor-in-Chief is Associate Professor Gail Pacheco (Auckland University of Technology) and the Co-Editor is Professor Arthur Grimes (Motu Research and University of Auckland). Gail and Arthur are supported by several Associate Editors and an Editorial Board drawn from New Zealand and international institutions (list).

2015 NZEP Issue 1 offers some insights into dairy farm profitability, among other things

The contents of New Zealand Economic Papers, Volume 49, Issue 1, 2015 (available online or by subscription):

  • An analysis of benefit flows in New Zealand using a social accounting framework by Omar Aziz, Nick Carroll & John Creedy
  • Recognising and building on freshman students’ prior knowledge of economics by Michael P. Cameron & Steven Lim
  • Current trends in economics enrolments at secondary and tertiary level by Stephen Agnew
  • Improving the profitability of Waikato dairy farms: Insights from a whole-farm optimisation model by Graeme J. Doole
  • Demographic transition and the real exchange rate in Australia: An empirical investigation by Kamrul Hassan, Ruhul Salim & Harry Bloch
  • Exchange-rate volatility and commodity trade between the USA and Indonesia by Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee, Hanafiah Harvey & Scott W. Hegerty

2014 NZEP Issue 2 a Special Issue on USM-AUT International Conference on Sustainable Economic Development: Policies and Strategies

The contents of New Zealand Economic Papers, Volume 48, Issue 3, 2014 (available online or by subscription):

  • USM-AUT International Conference on Sustainable Economic Development: Policies and Strategies An introduction to the special issue by Saten Kumar, Rahul Sen & Sougata Poddar
  • Innovative capabilities among SMEs in Malaysian manufacturing: An analysis using firm-level data by Seyed Mehrshad Parvin Hosseini
  • An analysis of the millennium development goal 1: The case of Bangladesh by Mohammad Abdul Hannan Pradhan, Jamalludin Sulaiman & Saidatulakmal Mohd
  • Income convergence dynamics in ASEAN and SAARC blocs by Sakiru Adebola Solarin, Elsadig Musa Ahmed & Jauhari Dahalan
  • Revisiting the institutions–growth nexus in developing countries: The new evidence by Stephen G. Hall & Mahyudin Ahmad
  • Intellectual capital performance and its long-run behavior: The US banking industry case by Sampath Kehelwalatenna & Gamini Premaratne
  • Citation for the award of Distinguished Fellow of the New Zealand Association of Economists
  • Editor-in-Chief signing off by Mark Holmes

2014 NZEP Issue 2 a Special Issue on Population Ageing and Long-Run Fiscal Sustainability in New Zealand

The contents of New Zealand Economic Papers, Volume 48, Issue 2, 2014 (available online or by subscription):

  • Population ageing and long-run fiscal sustainability in New Zealand by Robert A. Buckle & John Creedy
  • The requirements for fiscal sustainability in New Zealand by Robert A. Buckle & Amy A. Cruickshank
  • New Zealand’s demographics and population ageing by Geoff Bascand & Kim Dunstan
  • Treasury’s 2013 long-term fiscal statement: Assumptions and projections by Matthew Bell & Paul Rodway
  • Population ageing and productivity: A survey with implications for New Zealand by Ross Guest
  • Population ageing and the growth of income and consumption tax revenue by Christopher Ball & John Creedy
  • Can fiscal drag pay for the public spending effects of population ageing in New Zealand? by John Creedy & Norman Gemmell
  • Social expenditure in New Zealand: Stochastic projections by John Creedy & Kathleen Makale
  • Modelling retirement income in New Zealand by Christopher Ball
  • The growth, equity, and risk implications of different retirement income policies by Andrew Coleman
  • Tax policy with uncertain future costs: Some simple models by Christopher Ball & John Creedy

2014 NZEP Issue 1 includes papers on recent NZ performance

The contents of New Zealand Economic Papers, Volume 48, Issue 1, 2014 (available online or by subscription):

  • Foreign acquisition and the performance of New Zealand firms by Richard Fabling & Lynda Sanderson
  • New Zealand households and the 2008/09 recession by Christopher Ball & Michael Ryan
  • The S-curve dynamics of trade between the US and Korea: Evidence from commodity trade by Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee & Jia Xu
  • The composition of government expenditure with alternative choice mechanisms by John Creedy & Solmaz Moslehi
  • Comparing merger enforcement across jurisdictions – New Zealand versus the European Union and the United States by Michael Pickford & Qing Gong Yang
  • Should bonus points be included in the Six Nations Championship? by Niven Winchester

2013 NZEP Issue 3 is a Special Issue on Innovation in Teaching Undergraduate Economics

The contents of New Zealand Economic Papers, Volume 47, Issue 3, 2013 (available online or by subscription):

  • Returns to different ‘learning styles’: Evidence from a course in microeconomics by Taggert J. Brooks & A. Wahhab Khandker
  • Comparing online quizzes and take-home assignments as formative assessments in a 100-level economics course by Gillis Maclean & Paul McKeown
  • Challenge quizzes: A unique tool for motivation and assessment by KimMarie McGoldrick & Peter W. Schuhmann
  • Is activity in online quizzes correlated with higher exam marks? by Paul McKeown & Gillis Maclean
  • Assigning grades during an earthquake – shaken or stirred? by Stephen Hickson & Stephen Agnew
  • Optimal dynamic regulation of the environmental impact of mining across diverse land types by Graeme J. Doole & Ben White
  • An evaluation of New Zealand macroeconomic survey forecasts by Hamid Baghestani & Ilker Kaya

August 2013 NZEP features Stephen Turnovsky on growth and inequality

The contents of New Zealand Economic Papers, Volume 47, Issue 2, August 2013 (available online or by subscription):

  • The relationship between economic growth and inequality
  • Evaluating research – peer review team assessment and journal based bibliographic measures: New Zealand PBRF research output scores in 2006
  • A microstructural analysis of housing renovation decisions in Brisbane, Australia
  • Does higher social diversity affect people’s contributions to local schools? Evidence from New Zealand

March 2013 NZEP considers NZ’s international imbalances

The contents of New Zealand Economic Papers, Volume 47, Issue 1, March 2013 (available online or by subscription):

  • New Zealand’s macroeconomic imbalances – causes and remedies: Guest editors’ introduction
  • New Zealand’s international competitiveness challenges and the Woody Allen syndrome
  • New Zealand’s risk premium
  • Making fiscal policy more stabilising in the next upturn: Challenges and policy options
  • Systemic risk measurement and macroprudential policy: Implications for New Zealand and beyond
  • The A R Bergstrom Prize in Econometrics: 2012

December 2012 NZEP Special Issue focuses on Quality of Life Research in Economics

The contents of New Zealand Economic Papers, Volume 46, Issue 3, December 2012 (available online or by subscription):

  • Quality of Life Research in Economics
  • Valuing Australia’s protected areas: A life satisfaction approach
  • A living standards approach to public policy making
  • An empirical investigation into the determinants of life satisfaction in New Zealand
  • Fractionalization and well-being: Evidence from a new South African data set
  • Well-being of women in New Zealand: The changing landscape
  • Microfinance in developed economies: A case study of the NILS programme in Australia and New Zealand
  • Telecommunications investment and economic growth in ASEAN5: An assessment from UECM
  • Citation for the award of Distinguished Fellow of the New Zealand Association of Economists: Stephen Turnovsky
  • Citation for the award of Distinguished Fellow of the New Zealand Association of Economists: Leslie Young
  • NZEP Editorial Board 2012

August 2012 NZEP includes paper on wealth and savings in NZ

The contents of New Zealand Economic Papers, Volume 46, Issue 2, August 2012 (available online or by subscription):

  • Wealth and saving in New Zealand: evidence from the longitudinal survey of family, income and employment by Trinh Le, John Gibson & Steven Stillman
  • Is there an unobserved components common cycle for Australasia? Implications for a common currency by Viv B. Hall & C. John McDermott
  • Does tenure review in New Zealand’s South Island give rise to rents? by Ann Brower, Philip Meguire & Alba DeParte
  • The elasticity of taxable income in New Zealand: Evidence from the 1986 tax reform by Alastair Thomas
  • Loss aversion and mental accounting: the favorite-longshot bias in parimutuel betting by Jianying Qiu
  • The Darwin economy by Ananish Chaudhuri

March 2012 NZEP includes critiques of Wolak paper on NZ electricity market

The contents of New Zealand Economic Papers, Volume 46, Issue 1, March 2012 (available online or by subscription):

  • A critique of Wolak’s evaluation of the NZ electricity market: Introduction and overview
  • A critique of Wolak’s evaluation of the NZ electricity market: The incentive to exercise market power with elastic demand and transmission loss
  • An examination of Frank Wolak’s model of market power and its application to the New Zealand electricity market
  • Simulating market power in the New Zealand electricity market
  • A critique of Wolak’s evaluation of the NZ electricity market: Afterword
  • A critique of Wolak’s evaluation of the NZ electricity market afterword: A rejoinder
  • Prescriptivism to positivism? The development of the CPI in New Zealand
  • Why the shadow of the law is important for economists
  • The A.R. Bergstrom Prize in Econometrics, 2012

December 2011 NZEP available now

The contents of New Zealand Economic Papers, Volume 45, Issue 3, December 2011 (available online or by subscription):

  • Monetary policy implementation and uncovered interest parity: Empirical evidence from Oceania
  • The effects of weather on crime
  • The fixed price offer mechanism in Trade Me online auctions
  • A quarterly post-Second World War real GDP series for New Zealand
  • Changes in the tax mix from income taxation to GST: Revenue and redistribution
  • Price discrimination in Australasian air travel markets

April 2011 NZEP a special issue on Economic Psychology and Experimental Economics

The contents of New Zealand Economic Papers, Volume 45, Issue 1-2, 2011 (available online or by subscription):

  • Psychology and economics: An introduction to the special issue by Simon Kemp & Gabrielle Wall
  • From anecdotes to novels: Reflective inputs for behavioural economics by Peter E. Earl
  • Aspiration formation and satisficing in search with(out) competition by Werner Güth & Torsten Weiland
  • Are conditional cooperators willing to forgo efficiency gains? Evidence from a public goods experiment by M. Vittoria Levati, Matteo Ploner & Stefan Traub
  • Who makes the pie bigger? An experimental study on co-opetition by Juan A. Lacomba, Francisco Lagos & Tibor Neugebauer
  • An experimental examination of the effect of potential revelation of identity on satisfying obligations by Lucy F. Ackert, Bryan K. Church & Shawn Davis
  • Gender differences in trust and reciprocity in repeated gift exchange games by Ananish Chaudhuri & Erwann Sbai
  • Do separation rules matter? An experimental study of commitment by Filip Vesely, Vivian Lei & Scott Drewianka
  • Overcapitalization and cost escalation in housing renovation by Ti-Ching Peng
  • Over-indebtedness and the interplay of factual and mental money management: An interview study by Bernadette Kamleitner, Bianca Hornung & Erich Kirchler
  • Coherence and bidirectional reasoning in complex and risky decision-making tasks by C. Gustav Lundberg
  • Outwit, outplay, outcast? Sex discrimination in voting behaviour in the reality television show Survivor by Gabrielle Wall
  • Ambiguity, the certainty illusion, and the natural frequency approach to reasoning with inverse probabilities by John Fountain & Philip Gunby