Programme | Day 1


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8:00 – 9:00


 9:00 – 10:00 



Room: RHLT2

Chair: Caralee McLeish

Aoteanomics; A Vision for a Thriving, Just and Sustainable Aotearoa NZ – Download Abstract

10:00 – 10:30

Morning Tea



 10:30 – 12:00 

NZWEN Networking Drinks: 4:30 – 6:30 pm, Tuesday, 22 June, Huxley’s Bar, Wellington (34 Bowen St, Pipitea) RSVP / MORE INFO

10:30 – 12:00

 Session 1.1   Auckland Council – Urban Economics


Room: RHLT2

Chair: Shyamal Maharaj

This is the RUB: Does Auckland’s urban growth boundary inflate land prices inside it?

Shane Martin – Auckland Council

The gravity of density: We’ve zoned for brownfield growth, but is it happening as expected?

Shyamal Maharaj – Auckland Council

Fine in places: Does Auckland’s residential zoning match revealed demand?

Shane Martin – Auckland Council

Distributional Price Effects of an Affordable Housing Program in Auckland, New Zealand

Mario Fernandez – Auckland Council

10:30 – 12:00

 Session 1.2   Productivity, Growth, and Equality


Room: RHLT3

Chair: Mohammad Rahman

The shares of wages, profit, and rent in New Zealand: Two decompositions – Download Full Paper

Geoff Bertram – Victoria University of Wellington & Bill Rosenberg – NZ Council of Trade Unions

Costs of LDC Graduation: Evidence from Bangladesh – Download Full Paper

Mohammad Rahman – University of Waikato & National University of Singapore

Technological Innovation: Total Factor Productivity Nexus in the Emerging Market and Developing Economies

Yong Srun Vann – Lincoln University

Reinterpreting Productivity: New Zealand’s Surprising Performance – Download Full Paper

Arthur Grimes – Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

10:30 – 12:00

 Session 1.3   Wellbeing, and Income


Room: RHMZ03

Chair: Oscar Parkyn

How can Central Banks promote Well-being in Nations? – Download Full Paper

Hamed Shafiee – New Zealand Productivity Commission

The effects of neighbourhood and workplace income comparisons on subjective wellbeing – Download Full Paper

Shakked Noy – Manukau Institute of Technology

Weather-Related House Damage and Subjective Wellbeing – Download Full Paper

Nicholas Gunby – University of Canterbury

Estimating the distribution of wealth in New Zealand

Oscar Parkyn – The Treasury

10:30 – 12:00

 Session 1.4   Housing, Growth, and Investment 


Room: RH105

Chair: Trung Vu

Social Media and Expectations in Housing Market

Yiran Mao – Massey University

Uncompetitive urban land markets

Chris Parker – The Treasury

New Zealand firm investment following the Canterbury earthquake sequences 2010–2011 – Download Full Paper

Quy Ta – Victoria University of Wellington

State history and political instability: The disadvantage of early state development – Download Full Paper

Trung Vu – University of Otago

12:00 – 12:45


 POSTER SESSION   Room: RHMZ54 Foyer – View Poster List

 12:00 – 12:45 



 12:45 – 2:15 


12:45 – 2:15

 Session 2.1   Māori Economics


Room: RHLT2

Chair: Matthew Roskruge

Whai Rawa: A tikanga Māori grounded economy

Shaun Awatere – Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research

The cost of health inequities between Maori and non-Maori adults

Braden Te Ao – The University of Auckland

Māori social capital and wellbeing

Matthew Roskruge – Massey University

Discussion session: Vision Matauranga in economics research

12:45 – 2:15

 Session 2.2   Household Economics


Room: RHLT3

Chair: Isabelle Sin

Portfolio Choice with Intra: Household Bargaining and Gender Differences in Preferences – Download Full Paper

Amelia Guhathakurta – University of Otago

Impacts on mothers’ labour market attachment following the 2018 Families Package: Evidence from New Zealand

Summer Staninski – Auckland University of Technology

The Drivers of Mothers' Parental Leave Decisions: Evidence from the GUiNZ longitudinal survey – Download Full Paper

Isabelle Sin – Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

Do Couples Bunch More? Evidence from Partnered and Single Taxpayers – Download Full Paper

Norman Gemmell – Victoria University of Wellington

12:45 – 2:15

 Session 2.3   Gender, Family, and Retirement


Room: RHMZ03

Chair: Shannon Minehan

Behavioural effects of pension eligibility in New Zealand

Zoe Ye – Auckland University of Technology

The Face of Success – Download Full paper

Shannon Minehan – Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

Global Value Chains and Female Employment: The Evidence from Vietnam – Download Full Paper

Linh Pham – Victoria University of Wellington

12:45 – 2:15

 Session 2.4   Finance


Room: RH105

Chair: Thi Dinh

The impact of direct financial market participation on retirement income sufficiency in Australia

Xiaobo (Sandra) Xu – Massey University

Ownership concentration, Financial reporting quality and Investment efficiency: Empirical evidence from a transitional economy

Thi Ha Thu Dinh – Lincoln University

To what extent network effect moderate the relationship between Twitter propagated news and investors’ perception – Download Full Paper

Noushad khan Feroz – University of Waikato

2:15 – 2:45

Afternoon Tea

 2:45 – 4:15 



2:45 – 4:15

 Session 3.1   Treasury – Microsimulation Modelling


Room: RHLT2

Chair: Meghan Stephens

Crossover of different child poverty measures

Meghan Stephens – The Treasury 

Sensitivity of child poverty projections to economic forecasts

Yvonne Wang – The Treasury

Using administrative data to better model receipt of transfers

Corey Davis – The Treasury

Assessing Household Economic Survey income reports against administrative records

Tod Wright – The Treasury

Using payday filing data to track counts of filled jobs in NZ 

Robert Templeton – The Treasury

 Session 3.2   Housing

2:45 – 4:15


Room: RHLT3

Chair: Graham Squires

Monitoring Enjoyment of the Rights to Housing and Health in Aotearoa New Zealand

Paddy Baylis – Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

Monitoring Enjoyment of the Rights to Housing and Health in Aotearoa New Zealand

Livvy Mitchell – Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

Public Housing in Place: Announcement Effects of New Builds in More and Less Expensive Neighborhoods – Download Full Paper

Syed Hasan – Massey University

Housing Price, Financial Development, Energy Intensity, FDI inflows: Global Evidence – Download Full Paper

Hai Hong Trinh – Massey University

2:45 – 4:15

 Session 3.3   Environment, and Food Security


Room: RHMZ03

Chair: Dennis  Wesselbaum

The COVID-19 pandemic and firm-financing: Does environmental performance really matter?

Vijay Kumar – University of Waikato

No pains, no gains? Mining pollution and morbidity in Mongolia – Download Full Paper

Odmaa Narantungalag – Massey University

Allocating the commons: Commercial lobbying in New Zealand’s largest public fishery – Download Full Paper

Cameron Birchall – KU Leuven

A Food Insecurity Kuznets Curve?

Dennis Wesselbaum – University of Otago


 Session 3.4   Education, and Environment

2:45 – 4:15

Room: RH105

Chair: Stephen Hickson

The contributions of exit, entry and quality transformation of researchers to growth and convergence of the research quality of universities and disciplines

Bob Buckle

The Relationship between the Research Achievements of Academics and Student Labour Market Outcomes – Download Full Paper

Swati Khurana – University of Canterbury

The impact of ocean warming on commercial fisheries in New Zealand

Hanny John Mediodia – Victoria University of Wellington

Closed or open book for invigilated tests. Does it make a difference?

Stephen Hickson – University of Canterbury

 4:15 – 5:45 



4:15 – 5:45

 Session 4.1   Commerce Commission: Market outcomes in the retail fuel and electricity markets


Room: RHLT2

Chair: John Small

Valuing the harm to consumers in electricity markets

Ben Harris & Imogen Turner– Commerce Commission

Empirical analysis on the retail fuel market study

John Small – Commerce Commission

Schumpeterian endogenous growth and dynamic capabilities: An under-researched nexus? – Download Full Paper

Tim Ng – Victoria University of Wellington

International Trade, Upstream Market Power, and Endogenous Mode of Downstream Competition – Download Full Paper

Onur Koska – University of Canterbury

4:15 – 5:45

 Session 4.2   MoT and Waka Kotahi: New evidence and methods for transport appraisal


Room: RHLT3

Chair: Mingyue Sheng

Incorporating dynamic clustering impacts in transport appraisal

Kevin Counsell – NERA Economic Consulting

An update on the New Zealand Domestic Transport Costs and Charges (DTCC) study

Geoff Parr – Ministry of Transport

Monetising the non-monetised in transport

Mehrnaz Rohani – Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

Investigating the Importance of Public Charging Infrastructure and Early Adoption Effects on Electric Vehicle Uptake – Download Full Paper

Mingyue Sheng – The University of Auckland

4:15 – 5:45

 Session 4.3   Health


Room: RHMZ03

Chair: Tom Coupé

New Zealand District Health Board’s efficiency in the presence of stochastic volatility and spatial dependence 

Sean Kimpton – Auckland University of Technology

Longer Term Social Impacts of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Sandra Mccallum – Auckland University of Technology

Drivers of Nutrition Transition in Thailand: An Analysis Using Night-time Lights – Download Full Paper

Chutarat Noosuwan – Lincoln University

Google Doodles and COVID 19 – Download Full Paper

Tom Coupé – University of Canterbury

4:15 – 5:45

 Session 4.4   Gambling, Tax, and Wages


Room: RH105

Chair: Mark Holmes

The Effect of Monetary Policy on the New Zealand Dollar: A Bayesian SVAR Approach – Download Full Paper

Hien Nguyen – Victoria University of Wellington

Corporate tax avoidance: Evidence from Vietnamese firms – Download Full Paper

Oanh Kieu Ha – Lincoln University

Electronic Gambling Machines in NZ: A Local Government Policy Analysis – Download Full Paper

Alexandra Turcu – Auckland University of Technology

The wage curve within and across regions: New insights from US states

Mark Holmes – University of Waikato

 5:45 – 7:15 

Drinks & Canapés (Awards Presentations)