Statistics New Zealand Prize

Statistics New Zealand

The prize will be awarded to the paper that is deemed to have the best use of official statistics. The statistical series should include data from official New Zealand sources, and may include overseas data as well. For the purposes of this prize, data from the Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) and the Longitudinal Business Database (LBD) are considered part of official statistics. The papers will be judged by representatives from both Statistics NZ and the NZAE and Statistics NZ will sponsor a financial prize of $500.

Conditions of entry

  • Any paper where official statistics have been used may be entered in this competition.
  • Paper submission must meet all of the deadlines for abstract and full paper submission in order to remain eligible.
  • When submitting the abstract also select entry into this competition through the conference website
  • Entrants must be able to attend and present their paper at the NZAE Conference. The presentation may be either an Oral Presentation or Poster Presentation.

It is the written paper that will be judged based on the following criteria: Clarity of analysis; soundness of method; any methodological innovation; and assessment of data validity and adequacy.

Entrants must be able to attend and present their paper at the NZAE Conference. The presentation may be either an Oral Presentation or Poster Presentation.

Previous winners

2018 – Isabelle Bouchard, Lydia Cheung & Gail Pacheco
2017 – Richard Fabling and Arthur Grimes
2016 – Lisa Meehan
2015 – Sarah Crichton, Sarah Tumen and Sylvia Dixon
2014 – Talosaga Talosaga
2014 – Mark Vink
2013 – Sylvia Dixon and Dave Mare
2012 – Ozer Karagedikli and Gael Price
2011 – Jason Timmins, Geoff Mason, Penny Mok, Peter Nunns and Philip Stevens
2010 – Jacques Poot, Steven Stillman