Global multiregional dynamic general equilibrium model seminar (Apr-11)

Dr James Lennox of Landcare Research will present on his development of a global multiregional dynamic general equilibrium model to the CGE group in Wellington, 26 April. James’s model is to be used within a framework for the integrated assessment of global climate change and policies. An abstract for the presentation will available closer to the date.

Contact Anita King if you wish to become part of the Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) special interest group.

Financial imbalances and financial fragility seminar (Mar-11)

Dr Frédéric Boissay of the European Central Bank will discuss the implications of financial integration and global imbalances in terms of output, welfare, wealth distribution, and policy interventions at the University of Auckland this afternoon. His modeling points to, on the one hand, financial integration permits a more efficient allocation of savings worldwide in normal times. On the other hand, however, it also implies a current account deficit for the developed country. The current account deficit makes financial crises more likely when it exceeds the liquidity absorption capacity of the developed country.

See Calendar of Events for other economic presentations in NZ.

Workshop of the Competition Law and Policy Institute (Aug-10)

6-7 August 2010

Twenty-first Annual Workshop of the Competition Law and Policy Institute of New Zealand (Inc), DLA Phillips Fox, 50 – 64 Customhouse Quay, WELLINGTON

It is our special 21st Annual Workshop this year, and we are very fortunate that we can mark the occasion with a full platform of excellent speakers. Foremost is Dr Dennis Carlton from the University of Chicago who we are delighted to have as our keynote speaker, speaking on the “Use and Misuse of Empirical Methods in Antitrust”. Dr Carlton focuses his research on microeconomics, industrial organization and antitrust, and has published more than eighty articles and two books (one of which is a leading text). He is also the co-editor of the Journal of Law and Economics and of Competition Policy International. From 2006 to 2008 he served as the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economic Analysis in the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice, and is currently Senior Managing Director of Compass Lexecon Inc. He is the recipient of a large number of awards for his research, and has given keynote addresses in conferences in a number of countries. Professor Lew Evans from the School of Economics and Finance at Victoria University of Wellington will act as Commentator on his paper

Details regarding registration are set out on the attached registration form. (Note there are separate forms for New Zealand and Australian registrants).

Registration form and further detail

Professor Yvonne van Roy, CLPINZ Director

The Austrian School of Economics in the 21st Century in Argentina (Aug-10)

5-7 August 2010

Organised by: School of Economics from Rosario of the Catholic University of Argentina / Bases Foundation

Venue: Catholic University Campus (Rosario, Argentina)

(1) Thematic Areas:
– Economics
– Epistemology
– Methodoly
– Political Philosophy
– Readings on the Austrian School of Economics

(2) Abstract length should not be more than 100 words
a) Deadline for abstract reception is June 21st, 2010.
b) Enrolment form file should be sent together with the abstract.

(3) Limit length of lectures is 4000 words, including footnotes and bibliography.
a) Deadline for reception of lectures is July 1st, 2010.
b) Centered title, in italics and lowercase, followed by authors’/s’ name(s), institution he/they belong to and thematic area the paper corresponds to.
c) Font: Times New Roman 12, 1 ½ spaced.
d) A detailed summary of no fewer than 350 words should be sent in a separate sheet, in which the title of the paper and its author/s name/s should be included.

(4) Official languages are Spanish, Portuguese, English and Italian.

(5) Acceptance of papers/lectures will depend on their evaluation and relevance.

(6) E-mails should be sent to the following addresses: and Please, send emails to both addresses to avoid reception problems.


Symposium on Economic Theory, Policy and Applications in Greece

The Economics Research Unit of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) will hold its 5th Annual International Symposium in Athens, Greece, 26-29 July 2010. The registration fee is 250 euro, covering access to all sessions, 2 lunches, coffee breaks and conference material. In addition, a Greek night of entertainment, a dinner, a half-day tour to archaeological site in the Prefecture of Attica and a special one-day cruise in the Greek islands are organized at extra cost. Special arrangements will be made with local hotels for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate.

Papers (in English) from all areas of Economics are welcome. Sessions will be organized along the lines of the Journal of Economic Literature Classification Index:

§ General Economics and Teaching,
§ Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology
§ Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
§ Welfare Economics
§ Microeconomics
§ Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
§ International Economics
§ Financial Economics
§ Public Economics
§ Health, Education and Welfare
§ Labour and Demographic Economics
§ Law and Economics
§ Industrial Organization
§ Business Administration & Business Economics – Marketing Accounting
§ Economic History
§ Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth,
§ Economic Systems
§ Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics
§ Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics
§ Cultural Economics.

Selected papers will be published in a Special Volume of Conference Proceedings or thematic books. Papers to be included are blindly peer reviewed.