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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Oct30SeminarsThe von Neumann-Morgenstern Approach to Choice Under Ambiguity
Date: 30 October 2014
Time: 12.30 pm
Venue: Level 12, Boardroom, Rutherford House, 23 Lambton Quay, Wellington (Pipitea Campus)
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Nov7SeminarsDoes Extreme Rainfall Trigger Democratic Change? The Role of Flood-Induced Corruption
Date: 7 November 2014
Time: 3.00 pm
Venue: Level 12, Boardroom, Rutherford House, 23 Lambton Quay, Wellington (Pipitea Campus)
Speaker: Mehmet Ulubasoglu, Associate Professor in Economics, School of Accounting Economics and Finance, Faculty… 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

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21 October 2014 Professor Lew Evans
Lew Evans, from the School of Economics and Finance and a staff member at Victoria for 38 years, has been named Emeritus Professor. Read more
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

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Apply now for Trimester Three

See what courses are on offer and get your application in by 1 November to study over summer.

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