Registration Fees

 Early Bird
Before or on
30 April 2008
30 April 2008
Member – Full Conference $695.00  $825.00
Non-Member – Full Conference $845.00  $985.00
Student – Full Conference $365.00  $440.00
Day Registration  $425.00  $495.00

All registration fees, social tickets and accommodation rates are in New Zealand dollars. Click here to convert  New Zealand dollars into foreign currency.

Member Registration Fees

You must be an existing fully paid-up member of either the Econometric Society (ES) or the New Zealand Association of Economists (NZAE) in order to qualify for the membership registration fee.

ES Membership

You will need a current membership number to obtain member rates. This will be printed on your ES renewal notice as your “Customer Number”. To confirm your customer number, visit the Econometric Society membership site.

NZAE Membership

To find out more, visit the NZAE membership site.

Non-Member Registration Fees

These non-member registration fees include either

  • a 12-month membership of the Econometric Society (ES) and online access to the Society’s journal, Econometrica


  • full membership of the New Zealand Association of Economists (NZAE) until July 2008.

You must join one of these associations in order to present or attend at this conference. Please indicate on the registration form which association you wish to join.

If you wish to take out full membersship of the Econometric Society, visit the Econometric Society membership site.

Student Registration Fees

Students must provide proof that they are enrolled in a full time course at a recognised tertiary institution to be eligible for the Student Registration Fee.

What the Registration Fee Includes

Full Conference Registration Fee includes:

  • Attendance at all Conference sessions
  • Satchel and contents
  • Luncheons
  • Morning and afternoon teas
  • Welcome Reception on Wednesday night

Day Registration Fee includes:

  • Attendance at that day’s Conference sessions
  • Satchel and contents
  • Luncheon
  • Morning and afternoon tea

Student Registration Fee includes

  • Attendance at all Conference sessions
  • Satchel and contents
  • Luncheons
  • Morning and afternoon teas
  • Welcome Reception on Wednesday night

Tickets to the Conference Dinner on Thursday 10 July 2008 need to be purchased separately on the registration form. One ticket is to the Welcome Reception is included in the full registration fee.

Social Programme

LSE alumni reception (hosted by the Wellington LSE Alumni Group)

Date:  Tuesday 8 July, 2008
Venue:  Reserve Bank Museum, Reserve Bank of New Zealand, 2 The Terrace, Wellington
Tickets:  $40.00 per person includes all food, drinks and entertainment

The Wellington LSE alumni group invites all LSE alumni, current and former staff and their partners attending the Phillips symposium to a gala reception on the evening of Tuesday 8 July, 2008.

This will be a great opportunity to network with LSE alumni from New Zealand and celebrate the life of Bill Phillips.

The reception will be held in the Reserve Bank of New Zealand Museum which holds a working version of Bill Phillips’ Moniac machine.  Other memorabilia of Bill Phillips’ life will also be on display.

Refreshments and food will be available and entertainment will be provided.  Tickets are $40.00 and are payable with symposium registration.

Welcome Reception

Date:  Wednesday 9 July
Time:  7.00pm – 8.30pm
Venue:  Renouf Foyer, Wellington Convention Centre
Delegate:  One ticket is included in the full registration fee
Guest ticket:  $45.00

Your first opportunity to meet up with old friends and make new ones from amongst the Conference delegates.

Conference Dinner

Date:  Thursday 10 July
Time:  7.30pm
Venue:  Wellington Town Hall
Tickets:  $125.00 per person includes all food, drinks and entertainment

Join colleagues for dinner. The evening speaker is Dr Alan Bollard, Governor, Reserve Bank of New Zealand, New Zealand speaking on Bill Phillips: Memories and Reflections on his Contribution to Economics.

To Register

Registration via the internet:  Click here. Fees can be paid by credit card (secure transmission facilities provided) or request an invoice.

Payment by cheque or bank draft: Payment can be made by a personal cheque drawn on a New Zealand bank, or a New Zealand dollar bank draft. Cheque payments must be made payable to The Phillips Conference Ltd

Payment by credit card: Payments can be made by American Express, Diners, Visa or MasterCard.

Confirmation of your registration and a tax invoice will be sent upon receipt of your registration form form and fees.


Should you need to cancel your registration for any reason, you may reassign your registration to another person.  Please notify The Conference Company of the replacement delegate’s name and contact details.
Tel: + 64 9 360 1240
Fax: + 64 9 360 1242
Email: or click here.

If you are unable to arrange a replacement, your registration fees will be refunded, less an administration charge of $50.00, until 6 June 2008.

From 7 June 2008 to 22 June 2008, the conference organisers will refund 75% of the registration fees.   No refunds will be given after 25 June 2008.

If, for reasons beyond the control of the Organising Committee, the Conference is cancelled, registration fees will be refunded after the deduction of expenses already incurred.

Call for Papers

Click here to submit a paper or poster. 

Click here to register.

Paper Submission

We invite and encourage you to submit proposals for Contributed Papers and Poster presentations at ESAM08  Markets and Models: Policy frontiers in the AWH Phillips tradition.

Authors are encouraged to submit papers across the broad spectrum of theoretical and applied research in economics and in econometrics.  The meeting is open to all economists including those who are not currently members of the Econometric Society or the New Zealand Association of Economists (NZAE).

Authors may submit more than one paper, however limitations on programme space may mean priority will given to different presenters/authors.  There is no limitation on the number of accepted co-authored papers.

Papers that cannot be accommodated in Contributed Paper sessions will be considered for Poster Paper sessions if the authors agree and if the reviewers recommend this option.

Topics and Topic Co-ordinators

To view or contact the topic co-ordinators please click here.

Submission Process

Extended Abstract for Review

Authors are asked to prepare an extended abstract (500-700 words) for the review process.  Word documents are preferred.

The online abstract system will automatically save your abstract as a PDF – please do not upload your document in PDF format. 

This abstract must clearly define what will be presented in the final manuscript or poster.  The extended abstract will not be published.  This can be uploaded at the completion of the abstract submission form. The deadline for this is 16 February 2008.

Abstract for Publication

Authors are also asked to provide a short abstract (250 words) for publication in the conference abstract handbook.  This can be typed in within the abstract form.  The deadline for this is 30 May 2008.

Submitted proposals will be subject to a review process.  The same acceptance standards will be applied to all submissions, irrespective of the session type (contributed paper or poster).   They will be reviewed by selected experts who will consider the originality of the work, clarity of exposition, methodological rigor and/or policy relevance.  Authors will be informed about the acceptance of papers in April 2008.

Information on preparing your paper and poster will be emailed with your notification of paper or poster acceptance.

To submit a paper as a contributed paper or poster, please click here.

You will be required to enter your details on the online form then upload your extended abstract.

Access Key Code

The system will generate an automatic reply to authors once a paper is submitted.  This reply email will contain an Access Key that gives authors access to the Speakers’ Zone where authors can upload their extended abstract at a later date, amend their abstract, type in their abstract for publication and then submit their full paper if their submission is accepted.

Please note that, unlike Conference Maker, authors will not be able to view abstracts other than those they have submitted.  Authors will, however, be able to amend their abstracts up until 16 February 2008.

A PDF of abstracts submitted by presentation topic will be available on this page from November 2007 and will be updated on a monthly basis until the commencement of the conference.

Full Paper

The full paper is required by 30th May 2008.  This can be uploaded at any time in the Speakers’ Zone.

The final paper has no length limitation, but less than 25 pages is advised.  Each paper must have a header page, please click here for a sample.  Word documents are preferred.

The system will automatically convert your paper to a PDF – please do not upload a PDF document. 

Contributed Sessions

Accepted papers will be presented in sessions with several other papers on a related topic.


Posters will be on display for the duration of the conference in the Renouf Foyer where delegates will meet for morning/afternoon teas and lunches. There will also at least one Author Attended Poster Sessions during the conference program.

Competitions and Prizes

Authors will be asked to indicate if they would like to be considered for the Jan Whitwell Prize or Poster prizes.  Please go to the Competition page for more information.

Publication of Proceedings

Authors will have the opportunity to submit accepted conference papers for potential publication in several journals.

Economica will publish a selection of keynote presentations either as a special issue or as a group within a regular issue.

All other paper submitters are invited to indicate whether they wish their paper to be considered for publication in one of the following journals.
North American Journal of Economics and Finance (special issue)
New Zealand Economic Papers (special or regular issue)
Journal of Economic Surveys (regular issues)

Where authors of an accepted conference paper indicate that they wish their paper to be considered by one of these journals, the conference organisers will forward the accepted paper to the editors for consideration.  All subsequent communications regarding possible publication will then be between the journal and the authors.

Authors should indicate no more than one journal for consideration; all publication decisions rest solely with the journal editors.

Key Dates

Key Dates
Available now Call for Papers
Available now Registration
16 February 2008 Deadline for receipt of extended abstracts
1 April 2008 Notification of paper and poster acceptance begins
30 April 2008 Early-bird registration deadline
30 May 2008 Deadline for uploading final version of accepted papers
30 May 2008 Deadline for the abstract for publication
6 June 2008 Last day for registration and payment to confirm a place in the programme
30 June 2008 Full papers to be available on the website
9-11 July 2008 ESAM08/Markets and Models: Policy Frontiers in the AWHPhillips Tradition


Contact us

If you have any questions or concerns about the requirements for Contributed Papers, please contact the Programme Committee co-chairs.

To contact the Conference Organisers with queries relating to submitting your abstract click here.