UC retains ranking in top three per cent in world

16 September 2014 The University of Canterbury has retained its ranking among the top three per cent of universities in the world. (read article)

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NZEEL

The New Zealand Experimental Economics Laboratory (NZEEL) at the University of Canterbury is the home of cutting edge experimental research and teaching in social science.

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Economics and Finance Society of Canterbury

EFSoC is a student-run club that assists economics and finance students with a wide range of facilities, services and events including a range of tutorials closer to final exams.

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Condliffe Memorial Lecture

The Condliffe Memorial Lecture was instituted in 2005 to honour John Bell Condliffe, who became the first Professor of Economics at Canterbury University College in 1921. The Lecture series brings leading economists to Canterbury to provide a public lecture highlighting their recent work and its relevance to the broader business and policy community. Read more

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ATEC 2014

The School of Economics and Finance hosted the 19th Annual Australasian Teaching Economics Conference, on 7&8 July 2014 at the University of Canterbury. Papers were be presented on a variety of topics covering economics education, financial literacy education, and teaching practice. Read more

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Economics honours graduate receives Fulbright award

Congratulations to James Graham, who graduated with a BCom and BA (Hons) in Economics from the University of Canterbury in 2010. James has been awarded a Fulbright Science and Innovation Graduate Award to do his Ph.D at New York University.

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News and Announcements

NZEEL Distinguished Lecture 2014

The New Zealand Experimental Economics Laboratory are pleased to present Professor Robert Slonim, School of Economics, University of Sydney, as guest speaker for the 2014 NZEEL Distinguished Lecture, Thursday 18 September, 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Law108 Lecture Theatre. Professor Slonim will discuss 'The Science of Giving, Economics, and Improving Blood Supply' (read more)

Economics team studying workers' comparing wages

A University of Canterbury economics research team is looking at fairness of the job assignments and whether workers are sensitive to the wages of their co-workers. The research team, headed by Associate Professor Maros Servátka, is investigating if workers react to the employers’ decisions about job allocations and if employers consider the importance of the job assignment process and reduce wage differences (read more)

Economics experts study 800 metre athletic races

Athletics involves making decisions, and the mathematics of optimal choices, which is the stuff of microeconomics, is particularly well suited to that. Associate Professors Richard Watt and Seamus Hogan conducted a study to look at how athletes distributed effort and speed over either 400m or 800m runs, given an objective of minimising the total time taken for the full distance (read more)

Loss of QE II Stadium has affected the performance

Associate Professor Seamus Hogan, Economics and Finance was on Newstalk ZB speaking about the work he and Associate Professor Richard Watt have done into the performance of high school athletes since the QEII facility was damaged (read more)

Economics honours graduate receives Fulbright award

Congratulations to James Graham, who graduated with a BCom and BA (Hons) in Economics from the University of Canterbury in 2010. James has been awarded a Fulbright Science and Innovation Graduate Award to do his Ph.D at New York University. He plans to specialise in causes of exchange rate fluctuations and their macroeconomic consequences for small open economies.

James is one of the 26 recipients of Fulbright awards in New Zealand in 2014, and the only one with a degree in economics. (read more)

Master of Applied Finance and Economics

The Master of Applied Finance and Economics (MAFE) is a coursework-based masters degree that combines traditional postgraduate training in finance and economics with intensive, hands-on applications of tools and techniques relevant to the business, financial, banking, and public sectors (read more)

Which Economics degree pathway is right for you?

Interested in an Economics degree? Check out the different pathways designed to appeal to different types of students including the new Business Economics major.  Economics pathways for 2015 (PDF, 110KB)

Looking for an Arts minor?

Are you an ECON major looking for a minor in an Arts subject? (PDF, 111KB)
Suggested pathways to a minor in Arts.