Members of the NZAE typically have a degree in economics or commerce and in the normal course of work use the tools of economic analysis as teachers, investigators or advisors on economic matters.

The NZAE holds an annual conference. In addition it publishes the Association’s Journal New Zealand Economic Papers, which is distributed free to members, three times per year. The NZAE also publishes its newsletter Asymmetric Information three times a year. This newsletter is distributed to members and as each issue is mailed out, the previous issue is posted on the website.

The annual subscription rates for 2016 (1 January to 31 December) are as follows:

  • NZ$160.00 (GST inclusive) for full membership ($130 if paid by 31-March)
  • NZ$160.00 for overseas member ($130 if paid by 31-March)
  • NZ$80.00 (GST inclusive) for New Zealand graduate students (first year only)

Potential new members – please download NZAE_Membership_Form_2016 the membership form (in Adobe PDF), fill it out and post it in.

Important: The NZAE does not make any refunds in the event of cancelled membership. New members are accepted subject to the approval of the President of the NZAE.

Existing members – please complete this form to pay your annual subscription by credit card (alternatively post a cheque to the address opposite).


The New Zealand Association of Economists is happy to announce the introduction of a new type of membership: the NZAE student e-membership.

NZAE invites 4th year and above students of economics to join as e-members

This is free membership for students which entitles them to electronic-only communications: Asymmetric Information sent by email and NZEP notifications/abstracts (not the full journal) also sent by email.

Conference attendance for e-members remains at nonmember (student) rates.

The standard student membership remains unchanged.

Please complete NZAE_Student_E_Membership_Form_2016 to register your interest and email to

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