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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Oct16SeminarsSurprised by the Gambler's and Hot Hand Fallacies? A Truth in the Law of Small Numbers
Date: 16 October 2015
Time: 12.30 pm
Venue: Rutherford House, Level 12 Boardroom, 23 Lambton Quay
Speaker: Dr. Adam Sanjurjo, Assistant Professor, University of Alicante, Spain Read more
Oct23SeminarsThe determinants of regulatory responses to risks from financial innovation: Survey evidence from G20
Date: 23 October 2015
Time: 12.30 pm
Venue: Rutherford House, Level 12 Boardroom, 23 Lambton Quay
Dr. Ivan Diaz-Rainey, Senior Lecturer in Finance, Department of Accountancy and Finance, University of Otago Read more

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5 August 2015 Azreen Karim PhD Student Awarded Jan Whitwell Prize
Congratulations to PhD student Azreen Karim, who was awarded the 2015 Jan Whitwell Prize (Joint Winner) for the best presentation of work undertaken as a Doctoral Student. Read more
31 July 2015 Four-year research project gains worldwide recognition
Associate Professor Hai Lin is "surprised but very happy" that a research paper he co-authored has been awarded Best Paper at the recent Asian Finance Association Annual Meeting in Changsha, China Read more
10 June 2015 Top scholar accepted into Oxford
In just three months’ time Victoria graduate William Steel will be winging his way to the United Kingdom to study in the prestigious University of Oxford Masters programme in Law and Finance. Read more

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2015 Prospectus

Our new 2015 Prospectus is now available. Find out more about our qualifications, courses on offer and teaching staff.

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 2015 workshops held by the School of Economics and Finance:

Friday, 30 October 2015
Microeconomics Workshop

Friday, 20 November 2015
Finance Workshop


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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