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Programme | Day 2


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 DAY 2   THURS 30 JUNE 2022

 9:00 – 10:30 


Room: RHLT1

Chair: Arthur Grimes

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

(Via Video link)

 10:30 – 11:00 

Morning Tea

 11:00 – 12:30 



11:00 – 12:30

 4.1   Child Care & Education

Room: RHLT1

Chair: Jaimie Monk

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

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Jaimie Monk - Victoria University of Wellington

Raising the Age of Care

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Eyal Apatov - Oranga Tamariki - Ministry For Children

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

Shannon Minehan - Motu Economic & Public Policy Research


11:00 – 12:30

 4.2   Firm Performance

Room: RHLT3

Chair: Viv Hall

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

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Tim Ng - The Treasury

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

Lucas Chen - The Treasury

A boosted HP filter for New Zealand business cycle analysis?

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Viv Hall - Victoria University of Wellington


11:00 – 12:30

 4.3   Commerce Commission

Room: RHLT2


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

Steven James Tucker - University of Waikato and Waikato Experimental Economics Laboratory

Josh Finegan - Commerce Commission

Asset Stranding in Regulated Markets

Diego Villalobos - Commerce Commission

Sam Thornton - Commerce Commission


11:00 – 12:30

 4.4   Housing and Health

Room: RHMZ02

Chair: Graham Squires

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

Graham Squires - Massey University

The Effect of a Desirable School Zone on Housing Prices

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Peng Sun - University of Canterbury

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

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Weilun (Allen) Wu - University of Canterbury


11:00 – 12:30

 4.5   Health Care

Room: RHMZ03/04

Chair: Gail Duncan

Evaluating hospital performance

Thomas Schober - AUT/NZ Work Research Institute

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

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Gail Duncan - Independent Economic Researcher


 12:30 – 13:15 

 12:30 – 13:15 


Room RHZ02: Open New Zealand Women in Economics Network (NZWEN) meeting

 13:15 – 14:00 

 AGM   Room: RHMZ03

 14:00 – 15:30 



14:00 – 15:30

 5.1   Wealth & Housing

Room: RHLT1

Chair: Peter Nunns

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

Luke Symes - The Treasury

Intergenerational Wealth Effects of House Price Changes

James Graham - University of Sydney

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

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Peter Nunns - NZ Infrastructure Commission

Nadine Dodge - NZ Infrastructure Commission


14:00 – 15:30

 5.2   Ministry of Transport: Transport Emissions Pathways and Impacts

Room: RHLT2

Chair: Joanne Leung

Transport pathway to net zero 

Mieke Welvaert -  Ministry Of Transport

Transport access and equity 

Joshua Lee- Ministry of Transport

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

John Ballingall - Sense Partners

14:00 – 15:30

 5.3   Wellbeing

Room: RHLT3

Chair: Conal Smith

Livelihood Goals and Its Impact on Livelihood Strategy in Rural China

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Chen Chen - Lincoln University

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

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Caitlin Davies - Financial Markets Authority & Kotata Insights

Estimating the value of Olympic Success

Conal Smith - Kotata Insight


14:00 – 15:30

 5.4   Forecasting

Room: RHMZ02

Chair: Kirdan Lees

Dwelling Projection Model

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Yong Srun Vann, Greg Carstens - Hamilton City Council

Forecasting House Prices in New Zealand with Mixed Frequency Data

Murat Ozbilgin - The Treasury

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

Kirdan Lees - Sense Partners


14:00 – 15:30

 5.5   Crime & Victimisation

Room: RHMZ03/04

Chair: Alexandra Turcu

The causal relationship between alcohol outlets and crime

Michael Cameron - University of Waikato

Dynamic relationships between criminal offending and victimization

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Lisa Meehan - AUT/NZ Work Research Institute

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

Alexandra Turcu - AUT/NZ Work Research Institute


 15:30 – 16:00 

Afternoon Tea

 16:00 – 17:30 


Room: RHLT1

Chair: Adam Richardson

The Economics of Sanctions and the Weaponisation of Money

Alan Bollard - Professor of Pacific Region Business, Victoria University of Wellington

 18:30 - 20:30 

 Cocktail Evening & Prize Giving   Venue: The Boatshed, Wellington Waterfront — Map Directions

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