NZAE CONFERENCE 3 - 5 JULY 2019 // VICTORIA UNIVERSITY, WELLINGTON
Call for Abstracts & Presenter Information
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Abstract Submission Portal Opens 20th Feb
Please submit an abstract of not more than 250 words for either an oral presentation or the poster session. Full papers are not required at this stage, but for a paper to be considered eligible for the Statistics New Zealand, New Zealand Economic Policy, Seamus Hogan or the David Teece prizes, a full paper must be submitted by 1 April 2019.
We encourage individuals to present their research in the poster session. Some research is particularly suited to the visual style of a poster presentation; the poster session can also be suitable for work in progress and speculative research. We particularly welcome student research in the poster session.

You are welcome to submit up to three papers. If we are only able to accept one of the submissions, we will contact you to ask which paper you prefer to present. This limit applies to the number of papers presented by any one person, and not to the number of papers on which he or she is a co-author.
Please note that presenters whose papers are accepted for an oral presentation or poster MUST REGISTER by 13 MAY in order to remain on the programme. After this date, the registration fee is non-refundable
Prizes for the Annual NZAE Conference
The following prizes are awarded at the NZAE Annual Conference, for more prize information  click here.
New prize offered: ‘THE STATA PRIZE FOR EXCELLENCE IN GRAPHICS COMMUNICATION'
This prize will be awarded to the written paper that is deemed to make the best use of graphs for data visualization or communication of research findings using graphics. The papers will be judged by leading empirical researchers in economics. 

Conditions of Entry
  • Paper submission must meet all of the deadlines for abstract and full paper submission in order to remain eligible. 
  • When submitting the abstract also select entry into this competition through the conference website
  • Entrants must be able to attend and present their paper at the NZAE Conference. The presentation may be either an Oral Presentation or Poster Presentation. 
  • The paper must involve the use of data and at least one graph. There is no requirement for entrants to use Stata (as opposed to another statistical software). 
 
It is the written paper that will be judged based on the following criteria: 
  • Clarity of presentation and communication of research findings using graphics
  • Clarity of research question and suitability of data used  
  • Quality of economic analysis 
 
The awards to the winner, sponsored by StataCorp LLC and Survey Design and Analysis Services, consist of:
  • An annual Stata MP2 licence or upgrade (if the winner already holds a Stata licence)
  • Credit for books, redeemed with Survey Design and Analysis Services 
  • Small cash prize
  • Free registration to the next Stata Conference in Australia or New Zealand, with reserved slot on program to present the winning paper 

A R BERGSTROM PRIZE IN ECONOMETRICS
The objective of the Prize is to reward the achievement of excellence in econometrics, as evidenced by a research paper in any area of econometrics. The Prize is open to New Zealand citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand who, on the closing date of applications, have current or recent (i.e. within two years) student status for a higher degree. It is intended that the awardee will utilise the proceeds to assist in financing further study or research in econometrics in New Zealand or overseas.​ For more information click here.

SEAMUS HOGAN PRIZE*
The Seamus Hogan prize is for the best paper on a public policy topic written by a student.

JAN WHITWELL PRIZE - Doctoral & Bachelor/Masters
The Jan Whitwell prize is awarded for the best presentation by a student.

STATISTICS NEW ZEALAND PRIZE*
The Statistics New Zealand Prize is awarded for the paper that makes the best use of official statistics.

NEW ZEALAND ECONOMIC POLICY PRIZE*
The New Zealand Economic Policy Prize is being offered for the first time in 2011.
It will be awarded to the paper that makes the best contribution to economic policy in New Zealand.

DAVID TEECE PRIZE IN INDUSTRIAL ORGANISATION AND FIRM BEHAVIOUR*
The prize will be awarded to the paper presented at the New Zealand Association of Economists annual conference that is deemed to make the best contribution to the study of industrial organisation and/or firm behaviour. 
Papers need not be applied to New Zealand, but preference will be given to those that demonstrate their results are relevant for New Zealand. 
This $2,500 award is sponsored by Berkeley Research Group.
Entry conditions
Any paper that contributes to an industrial organisation and/or firm behaviour may be entered in this competition.
Paper submission must meet all of the deadlines for abstract and full paper submission in order to remain eligible.
Entrants must be able to attend and present their paper at the NZAE Conference. The presentation may be either an Oral Presentation or Poster Presentation.
When submitting the abstract also select entry into this competition through the conference website.
It is the written paper that will be judged based on the following criteria: relevance to the fields of industrial organisation and/or firm behaviour; the quality of economic analysis; and relevance to New Zealand.

NZIER POSTER COMPETITION
This prize is given for the best poster displayed at the annual NZAE conference.
There are two categories: post-graduate student and open.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE POSTER PRIZE
Delegates at the conference will have the opportunity to vote for this award.

NZAE EDUCATION TRUST GRADUATE STUDY AWARDS
Applications are invited from students currently attending New Zealand Universities to attend the annual NZAE conference.

NZAE EDUCATION TRUST CONFERENCE ASSISTANCE AWARDS
Applications are invited from students currently attending New Zealand Universities to attend the annual NZAE conference.

* A full paper is required to be submitted by 10th June to be eligible for these prizes 

PRESENTER INFORMATION
INFORMATION FOR ORAL PRESENTERS
Sessions are 1½ hours long with 3 presentations scheduled in each session.
25 minutes have been allocated for each paper, approximately 15 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion. This then allows 5 minutes for delegates to move to a different room for another presentation.

Please ensure that presentations are delivered in the order they appear in the programme and complete the presentation and discussion within the time allocated, even in cases where only two papers have been scheduled in a session.  This will allow attendees to move between rooms if necessary.

Please be in the allocated room at least five minutes prior to the session starting to allow papers to be uploaded, ready to begin promptly at the beginning of the session.  It is your responsibility to ensure your paper is uploaded correctly and presenting as desired.

Each room is equipped with a lectern, fixed microphone, built-in computer with data projector, and mouse.  If other equipment is required, please arrange this prior to the conference.

Presentations should be in a format which is readable on PC computers.  
You do not need to bring copies of your paper with you.  Conference papers will be available on the NZAE website after the conference.

INFORMATION FOR POSTER PRESENTERS
  
The poster session will be held on Wednesday 27th June, 3-4pm, where you are required to be present. 
You need to bring your A0 size poster with you to the conference and it should be displayed on the provided poster boards from the beginning of the conference until the conclusion on Friday 29th June.
(Note that if you are only coming for one day, you need to arrange for someone else to bring, display and remove your poster for you). 

If you require any additional information that is not mentioned above or you have a query in regards to your speaking slot, please contact  OnCue Conferences