School of Economics and Finance

Research Areas

Staff in the School of Economics and Finance undertake research in a wide range of areas within the extremely broad areas of Economics and Finance.

As part of our commitment to research, we welcome applications from graduate students who want to study towards a Master's or PhD degree in research areas of our staff. For information on these programmes of study, see our Postgraduate Study page, or contact our Postgraduate Coordinator.

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Research Area of Expertise: Economics

Name Research Interests
Prof Morris Altman Behavioural Economics, Institutional Economics, Quantitative Economic History, Experimental Economics, Ethics and Economic theory, Behavioural Labour, Behavioural Finance, Economic Methodology.
Dr Paul Calcott Social Regulation and its alternatives, Environmental and Paternalist Intervention. The economics of tort.
Dr Chia-Ying Chang Monetary/Macroeconomic, Endogenous Growth Theory, Industrial Organization Theory, and Labour Economics.
Dr Yu-Wei Luke Chu Labour Economics, Health Economics, Applied Econometrics, and Economics of crime.
Dr Harold Cuffe Labour Economics, Applied Econometrics, Crime Economics, Economics of Education, Health Economics, Consumer Credit, Fringe Banking.
Prof Lew Evans Microeconomics, Industrial Organisation and Econometrics. The operation and performance of markets and organisations.
Prof Viv Hall New Zealand, Australian and Pacific Rim business cycle analysis; Macroeconomic modelling and policy, with particular reference to monetary and fiscal policy; growth and productivity analysis.
Prof Dean Hyslop Analysis of labour markets; Applied Microeconomics Analysis.
Assoc. Prof Yothin Jinjarak Capital flows; Fiscal Space; Housing bubbles
Dr Robert Kirkby Macroeconomics, Taxation, Inequality, Monetary Economics, Computation and Estimation of Models.
Dr Jacek Krawczyk Computational Economics, Mathematical Modelling, Dynamic Games, Optimal Control Theory and viability theory; Applications of the above to Monetary Policy, Portfolio Management, Environmental and Energy Economics.
Jerry Mushin Macroeconomics, Monetary Policy, Exchange Rates
Prof Ilan Noy International and development economics. Natural disasters, financial crises and capital flow.
Dr Vladimir Petkov Dynamic Games, Contracts, Environmental Economics
Assoc. Prof Jack Robles Game Theory and Economic Theory. Current research: rationality in extensive form games, evolutionary stability in bargaining situations, discrimination (in group bias: as a repeated game equilibrium, and contacts between lawyers and clients.
Dr Yigit Saglam Applied Econometrics, Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

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Research Area of Expertise: Finance

Name Research Interests
Dr Stephen Burnell Monetary and Banking Theory, Microeconomics, Dynamic GE models. Current research: banking and monetary policy in New Zealand; the demand for cash and transactions costs, optimal fiscal policy; and telecommunications and interconnections agreements.
Dr Brandon Chen Corporate Governance, Institutional Investor monitoring; CEO Incentives and Compensation; Board Composition.
Prof Graeme Guthrie Applications of real options analysis to corporate decision-making, industrial organization, and urban economics. Corporate governance theory.
Dr Michael Keefe IPOs, Capital Structure Information and Market Efficiency.
Dr Mohammed Khaled Demand Systems, Economies of Scale and Scope, Production and Cost Frontiers, Stock-market Efficiency Tests, Trends in Stock Prices and Returns.
Assoc. Prof Martin Lally Cost of Capital and Valuation, with a particular interest in the implications of taxes.
Dr Hai Lin Fixed-income Securities, Asset Pricing, Market Microstructure.
Ms Dawn Lorimer Bank and Corporate Treasury and Financial Risk Management: Treasury and Banking Education.
Dr John Randal Stock Price Modelling, Derivative Pricing, Financial Time Series Anaylsis. Current research: the application of robust statistics to financial data, in particular for volatility estimation, and analysis of the leverage effect.
Dr Leigh Roberts Financial Mathematics, Risk Management and Insurance. Combinatorics; Jack Polynominals and Zonal Polynominals.