Dr Laura Meriluoto - People - Economics and Finance - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Dr Laura Meriluoto


Senior Lecturer


M.Sc., Economics, Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration, 1994.
Ph.D., Economics, Simon Fraser University, 1999.


Business and Law Rm 427A (4th floor west)

Contact Details

Phone: +64 3 369 3792
Internal Phone: 93792
Email: laura.meriluoto@canterbury.ac.nz

Postal address:
Department of Economics and Finance
School of Business and Economics
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

Undergraduate Courses

ECON 222-S1 International Trade | ECON 329-S1 Industrial Organisation | MGMT 228-SU2 Chinese Business Practices and Culture (study tour)

Graduate Courses

ECON 654-S2 Industrial Organisation

Research Interests

  • Industrial Organization
  • Network Economics
  • Auction design

Current Research Projects

  • Spam - solutions and their problems
  • Existence Advertising
  • Email pricing
  • Fixed Price Offer in online auctions

Recent Publications

"Existence Advertising, Price Competition and Asymmetric Market Structure" (joint with Curtis Eaton and Ian MacDonald), the B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics, Vol. 10 : Iss. 1 (Contributions), Article 39.

"Efficient usage and access pricing in telephone networks" (joint with Ian MacDonald), International Journal of Industrial Organization 23(7-8), 2005, pp.615-624.

"Getting on the map of the global economy: a case of Finland” (joint with Nils Bjorksten), in: Jacques Poot ed., On the Edge of the Global Economy, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 2004, pp. 224-243.