Programme | Day 2


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 DAY 2   THURS 30 JUNE 2022

 9:00 – 10:30 


Room: RHLT1

Chair: TBC

Lee Ohanian, Professor of Economics, University of California, Los Angeles

(Via Video link)

 10:30 – 11:00 

Morning Tea

 11:00 – 12:30 


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11:00 – 12:30

 4.1   Child Care & Education

Room: TBC

Chair: TBC

The effect of screen time on child behaviour problems: an instrumental variable approach

Jaimie Monk

Raising the Age of Care

Eyal Apatov

Building on strengths: Evidence on educational pathways that benefit Māori students with different aptitudes

Shannon Minehan


11:00 – 12:30

 4.3   Firm Performance

Room: TBC

Chair: TBC

Business practices, dynamic capabilities and firm performance in New Zealand II: unpacking the black box 

Tim Ng

Do dynamics and performance differ between Māori firms and non-Māori firms?

Lucas Chen

A boosted HP filter for New Zealand business cycle analysis?

Viv Hall


11:00 – 12:30

 4.4   Commerce Commission

Room: TBC

Chair: TBC

Migration and Productivity

Philip Stevens

Using laboratory experiments to understand consumer decision-making in the retail grocery sector

Josh Finegan

Asset Stranding in Regulated Markets

Sam Thornton


11:00 – 12:30

 4.5   Housing and Health

Room: TBC

Chair: TBC

Reverse mortgages in New Zealand: financing fun for the rich or survival for the poor?

Graham Squires

Associations between household expenditures and long-term conditions using administrative data with combined machine learning models

Nhung Nghiem

A replication of “Inequality and Mortality: Long-run Evidence from A Panel of Countries”

Weilun (Allen) Wu


11:00 – 12:30

 4.6   Health Care

Room: TBC

Chair: TBC

Evaluating hospital performance

Thomas Schober

Valuing mortality related consequences of Pandemic against public health measures taken during the Pandemic

Gail Duncan


 12:30 – 1:15 


 1:15 – 2:00 

 AGM   Room: TBC

 2:00 – 3:30 



2:00 – 3:30

 5.1   Wealth & Housing

Room: TBC

Chair: TBC

The Wealth Ladder: House Prices and Wealth Inequality in New Zealand

Luke Symes

Intergenerational Wealth Effects of House Price Changes

James Graham

The decline of housing supply in New Zealand, 1930-2018

Peter Nunns,

Nadine Dodge


2:00 – 3:30

 5.2   Ministry of Transport: Transport Emissions Pathways and Impacts

Room: TBC

Chair: TBC

Transport pathway to net zero 

Mieke Welvaert

Economic and emissions impacts of biofuels policy options: An MDG6NZ dynamic CGE analysis

John Ballingall

Transport access and equity 

Joshua Lee

2:00 – 3:30

 5.3   Wellbeing

Room: TBC

Chair: TBC

Livelihood Goals and Its Impact on Livelihood Strategy in Rural China

Chen Chen

Valuing Wellbeing Outcomes: Cost-wellbeing analysis of housing outcomes in the New Zealand General Social Survey

Caitlin Davies

Estimating the value of Olympic Success

Conal Smith


2:00 – 3:30

 5.4   Forecasting

Room: TBC

Chair: TBC

Modelling and forecasting new dwellings completed: a combination method

Yong Srun Vann, Greg Carstens

Forecasting House Prices in New Zealand with Mixed Frequency Data

Murat Ozbilgin

Shocking stories from uncertain times: tracing the impact of uncertainty on the New Zealand economy

Kirdan Lees


2:00 – 3:30

 5.5   Crime & Victimisation

Room: TBC

Chair: TBC

The causal relationship between alcohol outlets and crime

Michael Cameron

Dynamic relationships between criminal offending and victimization

Lisa Meehan

The hidden costs of crime: crime victimization, mental health and the role of offender prosecution

Alexandra Turcu


 3:30 – 4:00 

Afternoon Tea

 4:00 – 5:30 


Room: RHLT1

Chair: TBC

Caralee McLiesh, Chief Executive and Secretary to the Treasury

 Time TBC


Venue: BoatShed, WLG Waterfront