2021 Programme | Day 2


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DAY 2 – THURS 24 JUNE 2021

8:00 – 9:00


 9:00 – 10:00 



Room: RHLT2

Chair: Gael Price

A Journey with the Catallactists

10:00 – 10:30

Morning Tea



 10:30 – 12:00 

10:30 – 12:00

 Session 5.1   RBNZ: Labour markets and monetary policy


Room: RHLT2

Chair: Gael Price

Earnings Dynamics and the Distributional Effects of Monetary Policy in New Zealand – Download Full Paper

Karsten  Chipeniuk – Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Welfare gains in a small open economy with a dual mandate for monetary policy

Reuben Punnoose Jacob – Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Unconventional monetary policy surprises for New Zealand

Jinny Leong – Reserve Bank of New Zealand

The effect of monetary policy on unemployment dynamics: Evidence from different ethnicities

Meltem Chadwick – Reserve Bank of New Zealand

10:30 – 12:00

 Session 5.2   Tax, and Monetary Policy


Room: RHLT3

Chair: Philip Vermeulen

Rebate Timing and Charitable Giving

Stephen Knowles – University of Otago

Effective marginal tax rates, budget constraints and the Treasury’s Income Explorer Tool

Michael Eglinton – The Treasury

The Mundellian Trilemma: An Optimal Monetary Policy Perspective – Download Full Paper

Alfred Guender – University of Canterbury

Monetary policy, investment, and firm heterogeneity – Download Full Paper

Philip Vermeulen – Auckland University of Technology

10:30 – 12:00

 Session 5.3   Productivity Commission: Productivity matters


Room: RHMZ03

Chair: Geoff Lewis

Income protection in the New Zealand tax-transfer system – Download Full Paper

Penny Mok – New Zealand Productivity Commission

Benchmarking New Zealand's frontier firms – Download Full Paper

Gail Pacheco – New Zealand Productivity Commission

New Zealand firms: Reaching for the frontier

Geoff Lewis – New Zealand Productivity Commission

10:30 – 12:00

 Session 5.4   Public goods, governance, and Labour


Room: RHMZ01

Chair: Steven Poelhekke

The Future of Work in New Zealand: An empirical examination – Download Full Paper

Nic Watson – Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

Optional choices for dam capacity under externality and uncertainty – Download Full Paper

Kim Hang Pham Do – Massey University

Cost-(in)effective public good provision: An experimental exploration

Ronald Peeters – University of Otago

Can you buy your way out of uncertainty? Political uncertainty, investment and 'donations' – Download Full Paper

Steven Poelhekke – The University of Auckland & CEPR


 12:00 – 1:30 


12:00 – 1:30

 Session 6.1   Crime


Room: RHLT2

Chair: Olivia Wills

The Role of Ethnicity in Criminal Behavior – Download Full Paper

Alexander Plum – NZWRI, Auckland University of Technology

Leaving the past behind: Effect of Clean Slate Regulation on Employment and Earnings – Download Full Paper

Kabir Dasgupta – NZWRI, Auckland University of Technology

Intertemporal relationships between criminality and victimhood: Evidence from population-level based data – Download Full Paper

Christopher Erwin – Auckland University of Technology

Increasing fine payments: A behavioural science approach

Olivia Wills – Ministry of Justice

12:00 – 1:30

 Session 6.2   MBIE and Stats NZ: Labour markets in motion


Room: RHLT3

Chair: Daniel Baigent

Population impact of NZ’s border restrictions

Tehseen Islam – Statistics NZ

Who has come home, and who hasn’t left?

Amapola Generosa – Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Labour markets in motion Presentation 3: Queenstown case study

Daniel Baigent – Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

12:00 – 1:30

 Session 6.3   Markets, Prices, and Data


Room: RHMZ03

Chair: Frances Krsinich

Disentangling the Effects of Oil Market Shocks

Yifei Lyu – The Treasury

Are there more “less than zero”? Disaggregated price trends in New Zealand, 1990 – 2020

Aynaz Nahavandi – Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Bigger, better, faster. Further Progress in Using Non-Traditional Data to Measure Price Inflation – Download Full Paper

Matthew Stansfield – Stats NZ

Synthetic data from safe tables

Frances Krsinich – Independent Researcher

12:00 – 1:30

 Session 6.4   Culture, Environment, and Firm Behaviour


Room: RHMZ01

Chair: Corey Allan

Valuing Kapa Haka – the Maori Performing Arts – using Travel Cost Models – Download Full Paper

Richard Meade – Cognitus Economic Insight

Can Social Trust Promote Corporate R&D Expenditure? Evidence from China – Download Full Paper

Ji (George) Wu – Massey University

Economic and land use impacts of net zero-emission target in New Zealand – Download Full Paper

Yue (Bonnie) Wang – Scion

Do workers share in firm success? Pass-through estimates for New Zealand – Download Full Paper

Corey Allan – Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

1:30 – 2:30

Lunch / Conference Close

 2:00 – 2:45 

  NZAE AGM    Room: RHMZ01