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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Feb9SeminarsApplying Visual Business Intelligence in a professional context
Date: 9 February 2016
Time: 11.00 am
Venue: Level 1 Seminar Room (RWW125), Railway West Wing, Bunny Street (Pipitea Campus)
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Feb16SeminarsDefault, Mortgage Standards and Housing Liquidity
Date: 16 February 2016
Time: 11.00 am
Venue: Reserve Bank of New Zealand, 8th Floor Phillips Room, 2 The Terrace, Wellington
Associate Professor Amy Sun, Queen’s University, Canada 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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Economics tops in PBRF

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

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Professorial Fellowship in Monetary and Financial Economics

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.

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AACSB Accreditation

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

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Stephen Turnovsky

Turnovsky Fellowship

The Stephen Turnovsky Visiting Fellowship is a three-week programme for visiting Fellows to be involved in a collaborative research opportunity in our School.

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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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