Programme NZAE CONFERENCE 2010 (Printable Pdf, 344KB)

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Keynote 1 – Wednesday 30 June 9.00-10.30

Concurrent Session 1 – Wednesday 30 June 11.00-12.30

Health & Welfare, Chaired by Seamus Hogan, University of Canterbury

Economics Education, Chaired by Peter Kennedy, Simon Fraser University

Demographics, Chaired by Les Oxley, University of Canterbury

Economics of Developing Countries 1, Chaired by Chris Hajzler, University of Otago

Measuring the Impacts of Tax Policy, Chaired by Norman Gemmell, Treasury

LEANZ Session

Concurrent Session 2 – Wednesday 30 June 1.30-3.00

Business Strategy & Skills in New Zealand, Chaired by Tim Maloney, Auckland University of Technology

CGE Modelling, Chaired by Anita King, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority

Labour Economics 1, Chaired by Bill Rosenberg, New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

International Finance, Chaired by Dan Farhat, University of Otago

Effects of Law & Regulation

Diversity and ‘Economic Assimilation’ of Immigrants, Chaired by Jacques Poot, Waikato University

LEANZ Session – Wednesday 30 June 4.00-5.30

Land and Money

Concurrent Session 3 – Thursday 1 July 10.30-12.00

Economic History, Chaired by Stephen Knowles, University of Otago

Competition Policy, Chaired by Kris Iyer, Ministry of Economic Development

Open Economy Macroeconomics, Chaired by Mark Holmes, Waikato University

Microeconomic Theory, Chaired by Ying Zhou, Auckland University of Technology

Fiscal Policy & Productivity, Chaired by Norman Gemmell, Treasury

Econometrics & Forecasting, Chaired by Dorian Owen, University of Otago

Concurrent Session 4 – Thursday 1 July 2.00-3.30

Spatial Economics 1, Chaired by Stephanié Rossouw, Auckland University of Technology

Law & Crime, Chaired by Stuart Birks, Massey University

  • A Spatial Econometric Analysis of Selected Impacts of Liquor Outlet Density in Manukau City – William Cochrane, Michael P Cameron, Kellie McNeill, Pania Melbourne, Sandy Morrison & Neville Robertson; University of Waikato
  • The Effects of Weather on Crime  – James Horrocks & Andrea Kutinova Menclova; University of Canterbury 
  • The Impact of Natural Disasters on Violent Crime  – Susmita Roy; University of Canterbury

Welfare & Environmental Economics, Chaired by Dan Marsh, University of Waikato

Industrial Organisation, Chaired by Philip Stevens, Ministry of Economic Development

Social Capital, Chaired by Caroline Saunders, AERU

Economic Consultants Roundtable, Chaired by Bill Kaye-Blake, AERU

  • The roundtable is an opportunity for economists engaged in consultancy to discuss their specific issues and how the NZAE can support them. Possible topics include working with the Government procurement system and the role of consultancy reports in public policy debates.

Concurrent Session 5 – Thursday 1 July 4.00-5.30

Electricity Markets, Chaired by Stephen Poletti, University of Auckland

Economics of Developing Countries 2, Chaired by Andrew Coleman, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

Finance & Housing, Chaired by Arthur Grimes, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

Tax & Fiscal Solvency, Chaired by Howard Fancy, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

Economic Data, Chaired by Jude Hughes, Statistics New Zealand

Internationalisation of New Zealand, Chaired by Gus Charteris, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade

Concurrent Session 6 – Friday 2 July 11.00-12.30

Trade, Chaired by John Ballingall, NZIER

Spatial Economics 2, Chaired by Gail Pacheco, Auckland University of Technology

Sports Economics, Chaired by Kuntal Das, University of Canterbury

Environmental Economics, Chaired by Frank Scrimgeour, University of Waikato

Monetary Economics, Chaired by Chris McDonald, Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Labour Economics 2, Chaired by Brian Silverstone, Waikato University

  • Does Workplace-based Industry Training Improve Participants’ Employment and Earnings Prospects? – Sarah Crichton; Department of Labour & Statistics New Zealand
  • Pareto-Improving Firing Costs?Bilgehan Karabay; University of Auckland & John McLaren; University of Virginia