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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May3Uncertainty, Reputation and Analysts Coverage
Date: 3 May 2016
Time: 12.30 pm
Venue: Room RWW315, Level 3, Railway West Wing, Pipitea Campus
In this paper we investigate the link between uncertainty about firm prospects and analyst’s coverage. Read more
May4SeminarsDo costs fall faster than revenues? Dynamics of renewables entry into electricity
Date: 4 May 2016
Time: 3.00 pm
Venue: Room RWW222, Level 2, Railway West Wing, Pipitea Campus
In many countries, entry of Renewable Energy Sources into power markets has been supported by subsidies and financed by a tax on electricity consumed. Read more
May13Seminars"Disaster and Preference: A Unified Theory and Evidence from the Philippines and Japan"
Date: 13 May 2016
Time: 12.30 pm
Venue: Room RWW127, Level 1, Railway West Wing, Pipitea Campus
We aim to bridge the "measurement without theory" problem in the existing literature on the disaster and individual preference nexus by investigating the impact of a natural disaster on present bias, time discount, and risk aversion parameters, which are elicited in an integrated manner by the Convex Time Budget (CTB) experiments of Andreoni and Sprenger (2012) and Andreoni, Kuhn, and Sprenger (2013). Read more

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Turnovsky Fellowship

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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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