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Who speaks for the trees? The possible futures of conservation

18 August 2017 In an upcoming UC Connect public lecture, University of Canterbury law academic David Round considers the choices ahead for the public conservation estate, native species, the Department of Conservation and environmental law. (read article)

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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.

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Condliffe Memorial Lecture

The 2017 Condliffe Memorial Lecture was given by Andrew Atkeson (Stanley M. Zimmerman Professor of Economics and Finance Department of Economics UCLA) on 17 July. In his lecture, Prof Atkeson discussed the regulation of banks and how banks can be insulated from panics in securities markets

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‘Having a keen grasp on the major issues in each field is very rewarding...’

Hayden Skilling Studying towards an MCom in Economics
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Upcoming seminars


This Friday August 18 at 1500 (in Law 105), Associate Professor Richard Watt and Ben Davies will present their paper: ’Bundling and Insurance of Independent Risks’

Next Friday, August 25, Erskine Visitor Professor Anindya Banerjee of the University of Birmingham will present his joint work with Victor Bystrov and Paul Mizen on ‘Structural factor analysis of interest rate pass through in four large euro area economies’

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2017 Condliffe Lecture video now available!

If you have missed the 2017 Condliffe Lecture or want to see the presentation again, you can now find the video of the lecture by Professor Atkeson on Youtube: https://youtu.be/rYzSiQNQfOY

Upcoming Seminar

This Friday 11 August at 3pm in Law 105, Senior Lecturer Bill Rea will present his paper ‘Network Methods and Private Investor Portfolios’. All welcome!

Apply now for ECON228 study tour

Applications are now open for the ECON228 Study Tour to South America. The tour will take place from 1 January – 11 February 2018. Applications close 18 August (apply online)

Erskine Visitor

Professor Anindya Banerjee, Professor of Econometrics at the University of Birmingham, is visiting the department of Economics and Finance this semester. His interests lie in time series econometrics, including factor models, and the econometrics of integrated panel data. Check out his webpage at http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/profiles/business/banerjee-anindya.aspx

Professor Reed's paper published in the leading economics journal.

Professor. Bob Reed’s paper What Is Meant by "Replication" and Why Does It Encounter Resistance in Economics? has been published in the May 2017 issue of the American Economic Review, the highest ranked journal in economics.

MCom MA thesis research in the news

A column based on research done by Jordan Bowler when he was a Masters of Commerce student in the Department of Economics and Finance at the University of Canterbury has been published on the stuff.co.nz website. The column was written jointly by Jordan, senior lecturer Philip Gunby and Kelly Tonkin, Chief Investment Officer of Penrich Capital
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/opinion/90321320/raising-the-retirement-age-to-67-not-enough-to-support-ageing-population

Why the Good Samaritan might sell some state houses. 

“Should the government sell state owned houses?” is the wrong question.  The better question is how is housing best provided and, in this article, Stephen Hickson argues that there is no one solution that is right for all times and in all places.  http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/opinion/90828429/would-the-good-samaritan-sell-state-houses-an-economist-responds

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)

Earn Money in Economics Experiments

Students seeking to sign up to be notified of economics experiments taking place this semester can register HERE.

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)

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