NZAE CONFERENCE 3-5 JULY 2019 // VICTORIA UNIVERSITY, WELLINGTON
Keynote Speakers
PATRICIA APPS
Professor of Public Economics, The University of Sydney Law School
Patricia Apps is Professor of Public Economics, The University of Sydney Law School, Adjunct Professor, ANU and UTS, Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, and Research Fellow of the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), Germany. Her research covers a wide range of areas in Public Economics. She has undertaken extensive analysis of the effects of tax policy on household labour supply, saving and fertility decisions, and has been a major contributor to the new literature on the economics of the household. Her publications have appeared in leading international journals including the American Economic Review and Journal of Political Economy. She is joint author of Public Economics and the Household (Cambridge University Press, 2009).
LATA GANGADHARAN
Professor in Economics at Monash University
Lata Gangadharan is a Professor in Economics at Monash University. She is an experimental economist who is interested in understanding and designing appropriate institutions for the environment and for development. She has conducted experiments to understand: attitudes towards peer punishment to solve social dilemma problems, incentives in environmental markets, propensity for corruption in different countries, trust and trustworthiness between individuals in economic transactions and selection into labour market programs in developing countries.
STEPHEN JENKINS
Professor of Economic and Social Policy, and  Head of Department of Social Policy, at the London School of Economics and Political Science
Stephen Jenkins is Professor of Economic and Social Policy, and  Head of Department of Social Policy, at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has substantive research interests in the analysis of the distribution of income and its redistribution through taxation, social security and the labour market. Recent research includes work on trends in inequality and poverty measurement; income mobility and poverty dynamics; labour supply and social security benefit receipt. Research interests also in quantitative research methods for analysis of income distribution in particular, and applied microeconometrics in general, especially survival analysis.
LEE OHANIAN
Professor of Economics, and Director of the Ettinger Family Program in Macroeconomic Research at UCLA
Lee E. Ohanian is Professor of Economics, and Director of the Ettinger Family Program in Macroeconomic Research at UCLA, where he has taught since 1999. He is an advisor to the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, and previously has advised other Federal Reserve Banks, Foreign Central Banks, and the National Science Foundation. He has been an economic advisor to state and national political campaigns. His research, which recently has been discussed in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and other media sources, focuses on economic crises, and as been published widely in a number of peer-reviewed journals. He is a frequent columnist for the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Newsweek, and CBS moneyline. He currently serves on the editorial boards of 3 journals. In the past year he has advised the U.S. Senate and the California State Legislature on our current crisis. He previously served on the faculties of the Universities of Minnesota and Pennsylvania, and has been a visiting professor at the Stockholm School of Economics, Arizona State and USC. He is co-director of the research initiative “Macroeconomics across Time and Space” at the National Bureau of Economic Research.