5th Auckland Finance Meeting on 17-19 Dec 2015

The Auckland Centre for Financial Research at the Faculty of Business and Law, Auckland University of Technology is hosting its 5th Auckland Finance Meeting on 17-19 December 2015. The main focus will be on empirical/econometric studies in finance. Topics include (but are not limited to): Asset Pricing; Behavioral Finance; Empirical Corporate Finance; Derivative Markets; Financial Econometrics; Financial Markets; International Finance; Market Microstructure; Risk Management; Volatility Models; Banking; etc. The academic part of the meeting will commence in the afternoon of 17 December and finishes in the afternoon of 19 December.

Prof. Peter Bossaerts – University of Utah, US
Prof. Robert I. Webb – University of Virginia, US

March 2013 NZEP considers NZ’s international imbalances

The contents of New Zealand Economic Papers, Volume 47, Issue 1, March 2013 (available online or by subscription):

  • New Zealand’s macroeconomic imbalances – causes and remedies: Guest editors’ introduction
  • New Zealand’s international competitiveness challenges and the Woody Allen syndrome
  • New Zealand’s risk premium
  • Making fiscal policy more stabilising in the next upturn: Challenges and policy options
  • Systemic risk measurement and macroprudential policy: Implications for New Zealand and beyond
  • The A R Bergstrom Prize in Econometrics: 2012

Small business is personal

It started out as a simple question: is a $75,000 liquidator’s fee for the $117,000 sale of a small shop appropriate? Thus I enter the disreputable world of business deaths and promises not met. One online search leads to another and I start to question whether my combing of court liquidation records is proving informative or simply entertaining (a type of schadenfreude). Continue reading

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