UC student wins $50,000 Proof of Concept grant
27 April 2016 A UC student has won the inaugural Canterbury Proof of Concept Grant, with the money set to help commercialise his ground-breaking initiative around electrical filters. (read article)
Participate in Economics Experiments
Hear Althea talk about the Entre entrepreneurship scheme and how it provides UC students the opportunity to get practical experience in business while they study.
Why study Economics or Finance at UC?
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.
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.
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
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.
News and Announcements
The state of the economy and the effects on Christchurch
UC alumnus and ANZ chief economist Cameron Bagrie is guest speaker at the UC Connect lecture on Thursday 12 May, starting at 6pm, C2 Lecture Theatre. Cameron will explore the current state of the economy and discuss the factors that impact us locally and nationally (read more)
Best NZ Economics Dissertation 2016
An honours student in the Department of Economics and Finance in 2015, Michael Callaghan has been awarded the 2016 NZAE prize for the best New Zealand Economics Honours Dissertation. The paper carries the title “Stock market volatility and economic activity”, and Michael has been invited to present this work at the forthcoming 2016 NZAE Congress, to be held in Auckland late this year (29th June to 1st July). The department congratulates Michael on this achievement.
Earn Money in Economics Experiments
Students seeking to sign up to be notified of economics experiments taking place this semester can register HERE.
Standing on the Shoulders of Midgets: Dominant Firms and Innovation Incentives
The Department of Economics and Finance hosted Luís Cabral, Paganelli-Bull Professor of Economics and International Business at New York University’s Stern School of Business in December. Professor Cabral’s research focuses on the dynamics of firm competition, from both antitrust and strategic perspectives. In this guest lecture he discussed his innovation model featuring asymmetry between large and small firms, technology transfer by acquisition, and the process of gradual innovation (watch his lecture online and read more)
CFAI Investment Research Challenge success
A team of finance students from the University of Canterbury assumed the role of research analysts and, in applying their investment analysis and advisory skills, took second place (tied with Auckland University) in the 2015 Chartered Finance Analyst (CFA) Institute Research Challenge.
Condliffe Lecture 2015 – Dr Terry Anderson
The Department of Economics and Finance recently hosted Dr Terry Anderson, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC), Montana, and Stanford University, as guest speaker for our Condliffe Memorial Lecture 2015. Dr Anderson discussed Free Market Environmentalism and the approach of using property rights and markets to address environmental problems, with a particular focus on lessons from and for fisheries management in New Zealand (read more)
New Zealand Association of Economists announce new council member
Dr Andrea Menclova, senior lecturer in the Department of Economics and Finance, has been appointed to the council of the New Zealand Association of Economists (NZAE). Members of the NZAE typically have a degree in economics or commerce and in the normal course of work use the tools of economic analysis as teachers, investigators or advisors on economic matters (read more)
2015 QS World University Rankings for the Department of Economics and Finance.
The Department of Economics and Finance at the University of Canterbury is ranked in two discipline areas by the QS World University rankings. In the rankings released in April 2015 Finance, together with Accounting, is one of the top 100 university programmes worldwide. Economics, together with Econometrics, is ranked in the top 200 university programmes worldwide.
CFA Institute University Recognition Program
The University of Canterbury Bachelor of Commerce major in Finance has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. This status is granted to institutions whose degree programmes incorporate at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provide students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions them well to sit for the CFA exams.
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)
Master of Applied Finance and Economics
Looking to extend your studies in Economics and Finance? 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)