The intention of this blog is to highlight economists’ work and provide material to support education and general understanding, especially as it relates to economics in New Zealand. It is not a forum for advocacy (other than better use of economics). Posts are categorised as Events, Insights or NZAE News (includes subcategories). Posts are also tagged with the JEL Classification and/or as considered appropriate (see list below). Authors are generally Councillors of the NZAE. Anyone can provide comments. Any views expressed are not necessarily those of the NZAE.
Central banks are facing a new and uncertain landscape. The reliance on one policy objective – inflation targeting – and one tool – interest rates – has proven to be inadequate. Despite record-low interest rates over many years and massive liquidity injections by central banks through asset purchase programs, inflation has not picked up as expected in many developed economies. Central banks’ operational independence has been severely questioned. So where do central banks go from here?
This Special Issue of New Zealand Economic Papers will be devoted to addressing these questions using evidence-based economic analysis. We welcome research on all aspects of central banking, including its practices, challenges and the future. We welcome both national and international submissions.
Submission deadline: 31 December 2019
See attached for more detailNZ Economics Paper_A4_v1
The Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit (AERU) at Lincoln University, led by Professor Caroline Saunders, has an internationally significant research programme which includes a strong partnership with Professor Jacques Trienekens (Wageningen University) that has included exchanges of postgraduate research students. It also includes a current research programme with the Our and Water National Science Challenge.
The postgraduate will undertake research on the analysis of consumers in relation to alternative protein products.
Closing Date: 7 June 2019. ◦Available to New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident Students.
Value: $35,000 per year
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Please note that following changes to deadlines for the NZAE 2019 conference:
- Notice of acceptance of papers will now be Monday 6 May 2019
- “Registration deadline for presenters” and “Deadline for early-bird registration” is now Monday 20 May 2019
Further details about the 2019 NZAE Conference are on the dedicated conference website.
- An interview with Phil Barry (by John Yeabsley)
- The ‘Five Minute Interview’ with Shamubeel Eaqub
- Blogwatch (by Paul Walker)
- Relatedness, Complexity and Local Growth (by Benjamin Davies and Dave Maré, Motu)
- A Hundred years on: Beyond the fighting to the economics (by Ian Duncan)
- Child Poverty (Stats NZ)
- NZAE Conference
- Research in Progress (University of Waikato)
- WEAI Conference
- New Members
- Utilise your passion and academic expertise for Applied Economics
- Excellent research environment and generous research support
- AUT is now ranked in the top 1.2% of all universities worldwide
Auckland University of Technology (AUT) is vibrant, achievement-oriented and a rewarding place to work. As one of the world’s top 30 millennial universities and New Zealand’s newest, it offers a stimulating teaching and research environment with strong connections to Government, business and industry. AUT has over 29,000 students and 2,500 staff across our three teaching campuses and is located in New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland – consistently ranked as one of the world’s most liveable cities.
The School of Economics
AUT’s School of Economics (part of our Faculty of Business, Economics and Law) has a reputation for outstanding research that is contemporary and relevant. AUT’s ambition is to be the best empirical economics research school in New Zealand and AUT offer research support consistent with this ambition. AUT are climbing the rankings and are now within the top 300 in the world (Economics and Econometrics, QS World University Rankings 2019), have thirteen full-time staff and growing numbers of PhD, Masters and Honours students. The School specialises in applied economics, with staff routinely publishing in top-ranked international economic journals and their research regularly informing government policy. The School has an on-site Datalab, with secure access to Statistics New Zealand’s Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI), and close affiliation with AUT’s New Zealand Work Research Institute. AUT also prides itself on its high-quality teaching, which is informed by AUT’s research and provides students with rigorous analytical skills.
AUT are seeking to appoint a Professor, or Associate Professor, of Economics to make outstanding contributions within Macroeconomics, Time Series Econometrics, Behavioural Economics, Health Economics or Urban Economics.
You will conduct high-quality scholarly research as well as translate and communicate research to wider audiences. Research with high impact on policy or practice is especially valued. You will supervise postgraduate students and support the development of their research. You will provide strategic advice and support on key School and Faculty projects and provide academic leadership within the School.
You’ll value diversity and work inclusively. A collegial and positive attitude is essential.
You’ll join a small but focussed, open and highly collaborative group that supports the growth of its people. There is genuinely positive energy within the School and AUT offer an excellent research environment, with generous research support. The Faculty also offers a variety of contestable research funds.
Applications and Key Selection Criteria
AUT welcome applications from suitably qualified senior academics and request they submit a cover letter, full CV (including a full list of publications and contact details of at least three referees) plus a statement addressing the following key selection criteria:
- PhD in Economics, preferably specialising in either Macroeconomics, Time Series Econometrics, Behavioural Economics, Health Economics or Urban Economics
- Sustained outstanding contribution and impact in research and scholarship at a national and international level within either Macroeconomics, Time Series Econometrics, Behavioural Economics, Health Economics or Urban Economics
- Sustained outstanding contribution and effectiveness in teaching, assessment and curriculum design with evidence of a scholarly approach to teaching, including the supervision of postgraduate students to completion
- Sustained outstanding contribution and impact in service both to your university and the external community
- Sustained outstanding academic leadership and service (required to be appointed to the professoriate)
- A track record of successful research grant applications, strong writing and organisational skills
- Experience in establishing effective and enduring relationships with business, government, professional groups and/or the wider community
- Applicants are welcome to add further comments of their own, which they feel of relevance to the role and its requirements.
For enquiries of an academic nature: contact Associate Professor Saten Kumar, Head of School Economics email@example.com. For recruitment enquiries: contact Mike Wood, Executive Recruitment Partner firstname.lastname@example.org.
Start Date: AUT anticipate the successful candidate ideally starting January 2020 (or earlier by negotiation)
Closing date: Sunday, 19 May 2019
AUT’s School of Economics is committed to achieving greater diversity and welcomes applications from all, including in particular, suitably qualified individuals from under-represented groups.
Please note that all applications must be submitted through the AUT online application process – click here to for access.
Victoria University of WellingtonThe School of Economics and Finance invites you to attend the 9th NZ Macroeconomic Dynamics Workshop 2019.
|See the FINAL PROGRAMME attached. There is no registration fee to attend but for catering purposes please register with Numa Fonoti (Numa.Fonoti@vuw.ac.nz) no later than Friday, 19 April 2019 and include any special dietary requirements.|
|Register now by clicking below and completing your details|
For other forthcoming events across institutions, see lists here.
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- Two new FRSNZs (by Norman Gemmell and Les Oxley
- The ‘Five Minute Interview’ (Christie Smith)
- Blogwatch (by Paul Walker)
- Conference Assistants (by John Yeabsley)
- Do housing allowances increase rents? Evidence from a discrete policy change (by Dean Hyslop and David Rea, Motu)
- Hawke on Australasian Economic Thought
- Research interests at VUW
Last Call for Papers
60th New Zealand Association of Economists Annual Conference
To be held at Victoria University of Wellington
3, 4, 5 July 2019 (Wed, Thurs, Fri)
The New Zealand Association of Economists is pleased to announce the Last Call for Papers for its 60th Annual Conference. Abstracts can be submitted here by 1 April.
See attached for more information: nzae2019_ last _call_for_papers
First Call for Papers:
60th New Zealand Association of Economists Annual Conference
To be held at Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington 3, 4, 5 July 2019 (Wed, Thurs, Fri)
Abstracts can be submitted here. (See attached for more information)
NZAE PhD Student Workshop, 2019
For whom: PhD students in Economics who are either New Zealand-based or are New Zealand students studying abroad. Preference will be given to PhD students in the first two years of their studies who register for the NZAE conference.
When: Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019
Where: Wellington TBC (See attached for more information)
Stata Prize for Excellence in Graphics Communication
The Stata Prize for Excellence in Graphics Communications will be awarded to the written paper that is deemed to make the best use of graphs for data visualization or communication of research findings using graphics. The papers will be judged by leading empirical researchers in economics. (See attached for more information and conditions of entry)
Please address conference enquiries to:
Ian Duncan or Shelley Haring (contact details in attached)
- Monetary, prudential and fiscal policy: how much coordination is needed? by Stephen G. Cecchetti
- Inflation expectations and low inflation in New Zealand by Özer Karagedikli & C. John McDermott
- The New Zealand rich list twenty years on by Tim Hazledine & Max Rashbrooke
- Modal shift for New Zealand shippers for various policy scenarios by Hyun Chan Kim, Diana Kusumastuti & Alan Nicholson
- The marginal welfare cost of personal income taxation in New Zealand by John Creedy & Penny Mok
NOTE: APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED.
Applications are now being sought for the A R Bergstrom Prize in Econometrics, 2019.
The objective of the Prize is to reward the achievement of excellence in econometrics, as demonstrated by a research paper in any area of econometrics. The Prize is open to New Zealand citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand who, on the closing date of applications, have current or recent (i.e. within two years) student status for a higher degree. It is intended that the awardee will utilise the proceeds to assist in financing further study or research in econometrics in New Zealand or overseas.
The Prize can be awarded once every two years, with a value of NZ$1,000 (NB Payment will be to a domestic New Zealand bank account in the name of the prize winner). The selection panel will be appointed by the A R Bergstrom Prize Committee.
Applications/nominations must include:
- a formal letter of application and, in the case of students, a letter of nomination by their research adviser or chairperson
- a research paper written by a single author, reporting original research in any area of econometrics
- a CV and relevant academic transcripts
Applications should be emailed by Friday 15 February 2019 to:
Dr. Leo Krippner ( email@example.com )
See NZAE page for further information on the prize.
Congratulations to the following recipients of prizes presented at NZAE Conference 2018. More detail on each prize is available at https://nzae.org.nz/prizes/
|David Teece Prize in Industrial Organisation and Firm Behaviour||Richard Meade|
|New Zealand Economic Policy Prize||Jed Armstrong, Hayden Skilling & Fang Yao|
|NZIER Poster prize – open||Hanna Habibi|
|NZIER Poster prize – student||Hanna Habibi|
|People’s choice poster||Samuel Verevis|
|Jan Whitwell Doctoral||Yaxiong (Sherry) Li|
|Jan Whitwell Bachelors / Masters||Ben Davies|
|Seamus Hogan Research Prize||Sally Owen|
|Statistics NZ prize||Isabelle Bouchard, Lydia Cheung & Gail Pacheco|
Improving peoples’ lives through effective policy
Ensuring policies are effective and achieve the desired impacts is harder than it seems. The conference will explore how economic analysis can help us to advise governments on the best ways to improve the quality of peoples’ lives.
See dedicated conference website for more detail released nearer to the event.
Title: NZAE Conference 2019
Location: Rutherford House, Victoria University of Wellington
Description: Annual 3-day NZAE Conference
Start Date: 2019-07-03
Start Time: 08:00
End Date: 2019-07-05
End Time: 13:30
2019 Conference important dates:
- Wednesday 20th February First notice of conference sent out
- Wednesday 20th February Portal for abstract submissions opens
- Friday 22nd March Final notice of conference sent out
- Monday 25th March Conference registration opens
- Monday 1st April Abstracts Due
- By Monday 22nd April Notification of acceptances
- Monday 13th May Registration deadline for presenters
- Monday 13th May Deadline for early-bird registration
- Monday 10th June Full papers due for entries to prizes
- Wednesday 3rd July Conference start
- Friday 5th July Conference end
PhD Workshop: Tuesday, 2nd July; venue TBD
2019 Conference keynotes:
Copies of papers made available by the authors for NZAE Conference 2018 are available at https://www.nzae.org.nz/events/nzae-conference-2018/2018-conference-papers/
There is more and more evidence that findings from many scientific studies cannot be reproduced, casting doubt on the reliability of these studies. This will be discussed at a ‘Reproducibility and Integrity in Scientific Research’ workshop, University of Canterbury, October 26, 2018. Registration details at https://blogs.canterbury.ac.nz/intercom/2018/09/21/workshop-on-reproducibility-and-integrity-in-scientific-research/.
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- Environmental-Economic Accounting at Stats NZ
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- NEW MEMBERS (for 2018 up to 1 August 2018)
- The A R Bergstrom Prize in Econometrics, 2019
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- Income effects and the elasticity of taxable income by John Creedy, Norman Gemmell & Josh Teng
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- Citation for John Gibson to mark his Distinguished Fellow Award by the New Zealand Association of Economists by Arthur Grimes