Success for $85k entré competition winners
9 October 2014 Businesses for custom high heels, tutoring assistance for students and assembling kitset products have all be successful ideas in the annual $85,000 entré business competition (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
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
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
Guest Lecture: Cameron Bagrie, ANZ Chief Economist
The College of Business and Law is pleased to present Cameron Bagrie, ANZ Chief Economist at our October Guest Lecture. Cameron will speak on the topic of The Rock Star Economy: A one hit wonder or pending collection of platinum albums? covering the global scene, New Zealand's position in the world and our economic revival, setting the scene for 2017 and beyond. Morning tea will follow the presentation.
When: Wednesday 29 October, 10am-11:30am
Where: Undercroft 101, Puaka James Hight Building
NZEEL Distinguished Lecture 2014
The New Zealand Experimental Economics Laboratory recently presented Professor Robert Slonim, School of Economics, University of Sydney, as guest speaker for the 2014 NZEEL Distinguished Lecture. Professor Slonim spoke on 'The Science of Giving, Economics, and Improving Blood Supply' (watch the lecture online via YouTube)
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)
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.