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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Sep5SeminarsHow Do Firms Form Their Expectations? New Survey Evidence
Date: 5 September 2014
Time: 12.30 pm
Teaching Areas · · Research areas: · · Research Summary: Current Research Projects: ·… Read more
Sep19SeminarsMigration and Beliefts: Evidence from a Natural Experiment
Date: 19 September 2014
Time: 12.30 pm
Venue: Level 12 Boardroom, Rutherford House, 23 Lambton Quay, Wellington (Pipitea Campus)
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Nov20-22ConferencesCooperative Research Conference 2014
Date: Starting at 6.00pm on Thursday, 20 November
Time: 8.30 am
The Role of Cooperatives, Mutuals, and Trusts in Building Contemporary Sustainable Economies Conference will… Read more

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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
1 July 2014 The Economics of Product Tracing
It's an issue that crops up regularly in the manufacturing business – a product is found to be contaminated or faulty and must be recalled. Without an effective tracking system through the supply chain, the mistake can cost a company its reputation, or worse, human lives. Read more
15 May 2014 Double degree graduate balances 24 jobs
Most students don’t leave university with a six-page CV, but most students haven’t worked more than 24 part-time jobs while also completing a double degree over four years. 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 workshops held by the School of Economics and Finance:

Friday, 31 October 2014
Microeconomics Workshop

Friday, 14 November 2014
Metrics Workshop

Friday, 21 November 2014
Finance 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