High levels of adaptability shown by businesses

22 December 2014 A major University of Canterbury report has found a high level of innovation and adaptability shown by hundreds of organisations in Canterbury following the earthquakes. (read article)

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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.

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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.

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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

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ATEC 2014

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

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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.

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Seasons Greetings

Economics and Finance extends its warmest wishes for a happy holiday season and a safe and prosperous New Year. The office will be closed from 4pm on Tuesday 23 December and re-open on Monday 5 January 2015.

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)

Link between inequality and teen births studied

In his honours research, economics and finance postgraduate student Nathan Chappell investigated the role of inequality in causing teen birth rates in the 66 territorial authorities within New Zealand (read more)

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)

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)

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.