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25 July 2017 In an upcoming UC Connect/Hight Memorial lecture, University of Canterbury Associate Professor of Marketing Dr Ekant Veer discusses why it is so difficult to promote positive mental health in New Zealand. (read article)

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Condliffe Memorial Lecture

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

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‘I’ve found that the tax courses at UC are really relevant to my work...’

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Next Seminar

This Friday July 28 at 1500 (in Law 236), Prof. Bob Reed will talk about  “The Problem with Hypothesis Testing.” 

All welcome.

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.

His webpage is here: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/profiles/business/banerjee-anindya.aspx

Apply now for CFA Level 1 exam scholarships

The Department of Economics and Finance invites students to apply for Awareness Scholarships to take the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level 1 exams in December 2017. Applications close 4pm, Thursday 10 August 2017 (read more)

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)

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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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