University of Canterbury and NZ Transport Agency launch new student challenge to help Kaikōura
9 May 2017 Quake affected Kaikōura businesses are set to benefit from a joint University of Canterbury and New Zealand Transport Agency initiative to boost visitor numbers to the area. (read article)
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Why study Economics or Finance at UC?
Extend your qualifications
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.
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
News and Announcements
Next Seminar on Friday 26 May
On Friday 26 May, at 3pm in Law 105, PhD student Asaad Ali will present his PhD proposal.
Professor Reed's paper published in the leading economics journal.
Prof. 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.
2017 Condliffe Memorial Lecture
This will be given by Andrew Atkeson (Stanley M. Zimmerman Professor of Economics and Finance Department of Economics UCLA) on Monday 17 July.
In his lecture, A Historical Perspective on the Challenge of Regulating Large Banks, Prof Atkeson will discuss the regulation of banks and how banks can be insulated from panics in securities markets (read more)
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
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
Sir Frank Holmes Prize 2016
Congratulations to Benjamin Davies who has has won this prize which is to encourage top quantitative economics students to further their studies at graduate level. The prize is awarded annually to a top student in his or her final undergraduate year who is intending to study at honours or masters level in economics, including econometrics.
The Motu Research and Education Foundation offers the scholarship to honour the contribution of the late Sir Frank Holmes, an eminent economist, to the development of public policy over many decades.
Selection of the student is based on nominations NZ-wide and the recommendation of the Senior Fellows of Motu Economic and Public Policy research.
Ben Davies was part of the department's STAR programme and he studied first year microeconomics by distance whilst still in Year 13 in Wellington.
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)
Economics students help with DoC project
A group of UC’s ECON 390 students have been helping the Department of Conservation (DoC) to investigate Christchurch’s natural assets with a research project based in Godley Head (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.
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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)