Stephen has continuously made significant contributions to the Association and the economic community in New Zealand. He has played a major role in the leadership of the Association serving as President of the NZAE between 2011 and 2013, Vice President from 2009 to 2011, and Immediate Past President from 2013 to 2015. Prior to this period, he served as a Council Member from 2007 to 2009.
Stephen was a member of the Organising Committee of the NZAE Annual Conference in 2009, 2010, and 2011. He has been an active participant in NZAE conferences for many years and has encouraged Otago Economics students to participate in the PhD Workshop and the Conference.
He has also contributed to the New Zealand Economics Papers as an author and as referee.
More broadly, Stephen has served the economics community in New Zealand through many other channels. He was member of Senate of the University of Otago, Head of Department of Economics at Otago, Director of Postgraduate Studies at Otago, Member of the Steering Committee of the International Health Research Network, and PhD examiner for theses in New Zealand and Australia. He also has an extensive record of refereeing and is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Behavioural and Experimental Economics.
The Association is delighted to award Professor Stephen Knowles with Life Membership of the New Zealand Association of Economists.