School of Economics and Finance

School of Economics and Finance

The School of Economics and Finance is part of the Victoria Business School at Victoria University of Wellington.

We administer, promote and teach papers for individuals working towards attaining degrees, diplomas and other Programmes in the fields of economics, econometrics and finance. The School strives for academic excellence in all areas.

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Oct20SeminarsForeign Ownership, Selection and Productivity
Date: 20 October 2014
Time: 12.30 pm
Venue: RHMZ05, Mezzanine Floor, Rutherford House, 23 Lambton Quay, Wellington (Pipitea Campus)
Bent Sorensen… Read more
Nov20-22ConferencesCooperative Research Conference 2014
Date: 20–22 November 2014
Time: 6.00 pm
Venue: Rutherford House, Pipitea Campus, Wellington
The Cooperative Research Conference 2014 will look at the role of cooperatives, mutuals & trusts in building contemporary sustainable economies. Read more
Jan8-11ConferencesWestern Economic Association International Conference
Date: 8–11 January 2015
Time: 8.00 am
Venue: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
11th Pacific Conference (Hosted by Victoria University of Wellington and Massey University) Document File… Read more

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23 September 2014 Woolf Fisher Scholarship for economics student
Economics student Athene Laws has been awarded a prestigious Woolf Fisher Trust scholarship, worth around $300,000, to study for her doctorate at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom Read more
3 September 2014 Treasury University Challenge Winner and Runner-Up
The winner of The Treasury’s University Challenge is Alasdair MacLeod, an LLB/BA (Hons) student majoring in Public Policy and runner-up is Sam Grayling, an Master of Professional Economics student with the School of Economics and Finance. Both students are at Victoria University of Wellington. Read more
15 August 2014 Effects of athletic participation on school absenteeism
Does active participation in sport at high school detract from academic success?Responding to concerns among parents and policy makers in the United States that sport may be getting in the way of academic achievement, a lecturer from the School of Economics and Finance set out to investigate how much truth there is to this allegation. Read more

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Chair in the Economics of Disasters

Professor Ilan Noy, Chair in the Economics of Disasters

The Chair in the Economics of Disasters had its official launch on 1 July 2013, and is the result of a partnership between Victoria University, the Earthquake Commission, and the Ministry for Primary Industries. Read more...

Economics Tops in PBRF

The Economics discipline at Victoria has jumped from 6th to number 1 in the recent PBRF round.

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Professorial Fellowship in Monetary and Financial Economics

In 1994 the Professorial Fellowship in Monetary Economics programme at Victoria University of Wellington was set up as an initiative of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. Find out more...

Discipline-based Workshops

Save the dates for upcoming 2014 and 2015 workshops held by the School of Economics and Finance:

Friday, 31 October 2014
Microeconomics Workshop

Friday, 21 November 2014
Finance Workshop

Friday, 20 February 2015
Metrics Workshop


Stephen Turnovsky

Turnovsky Fellows

The Stephen Turnovsky Visiting Fellowships is a three-week programme providing an opportunity for visiting Fellows to be involved in a collaborative research opportunity in the School of Economics at Victoria University of Wellington. Find out more...

Peter Latham

Peter Latham

I chose the Master of Applied Finance as it deals with real world practical situations which really appealed to me.

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AACSB Accreditation

Victoria is the first university in New Zealand to achieve AACSB accreditation in both business and accounting. Read More