The University of Waikato - Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato
Waikato Management School
Te Raupapa

Come join us at our Seminars! :)  If you would like to be added to our Seminar Mailing List please email  Maria Fitzgerald

Upcoming Seminar(s) :  All Welcome

Associate Professor Alessandro Tarozzi, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Monday 4 December at 12.00noon in MSB1.01, Level 1, Waikato Management School - Topic:  "Knowing (Your) Well?  An evaluation of alternative strategies for selling well-water arsenic tests in Sonargaon, Bangladesh".

Associate Professor Marco Valente, University of L'Aquila, Italy, Wednesday, 6 December at 1.00pm in MSB1.01, Level 1, Waikato Management School -  Topic:  "Graded Eco-Labels: A Demand-Oriented Approach to Reduce Pollution".

Seminars hosted in 2017.

Associate Professor Vincent Dropsy, GDI Research Center, University of French Polynesia - Wednesday, 22 November at 1.00pm in MSB1.20, Waikato Management School - Topic:  "Diaspora Growth and Aggregate Remittances: an Inverted-U Relationship?   more >>

Professor Bonggeun Kim, Seoul National University - Thursday, 12 October at 1.00pm in MSB4.02, Waikato Management School - Topic: "Thirty Years of Being Wrong: A Systematic Review and Critical Test of the Cox Wohlgenant (1986) Approach to Quality-Adjusted Prices in Demand Analysis"  more >>

Professor Frans de Vries, Economics Division, University of Stirling - Wednesday, 27 September at 1.10pm in ELT (East Lecture Theatre, Waikato Management School - Topic: "Nudging Participation and Spatial Agglomeration in Payment for Environmental Service Schemes"  more>> 

Associate Professor Felix Chan, School of Economics and Finance, Curtin University - Tuesday, 26 September at 1.00pm in MSB1.05, Level 1, Waikato Management School - Topic: "Optimal combination of forecasts under Mean Absolute Deviation"   more>>

Postponed to a later date due to unforeseen circumstances.   We are hoping to host this seminar in early 2018.    Was to be held on Wednesday, 13 September at 1.00pm in MSB1.01 : Prof Nick Hanley, Professor of Environmental Economics, University of St Andrews, Scotland - Topic:  "Economics of invasive pests and diseases" more>>

Professor Paresh Narayan, Alfred Deakin Professor, Deakin University - Friday, 11 August at 1.00pm in MSB1.03 Topic:  "Corporate Innovation and Investment"   more>>

Zack Dorner, Lecturer, University of Waikato & Department of Economics, Monash - Wednesday, 16 August at 1.00pm in MSB1.03 - Topic:  "A Behavioural Rebound Effect:  Results from a laboratory experiment"  more>>

Economics Doctoral Student pre-conference/workshop presentations (4 x 30 minute sessions)Wednesday, 5 July at 1.00pm - 3.00pm in MSB.1.21, Level 1, Waikato Management School -  Topics:  1. "Households' fuel selection in Pakistan", 2. "International migration and Institutional qualtiy in the home country: Where you go and how long you stay matters!", 3. "More pensions, less income inequality? The impact of changing age composition on inequality in big cities and elsewhere", 4. "Do more grandchildren lead to worse health status of grandparents?  Evidence from CHNS data"   more >> 

Prof John Gibson, University of Waikato, NZ - Wednesday, 28 June at 1.00pm - 2.10pm in MSB.0.01, Level 0, Waikato Management School  - Topic:  "Quantity and Quality Redux"  more >>

Dr Dan Marsh, University of Waikato, NZ - Wednesday, 22 March 2017 at 1.00pm in MSB1.03, Level 1, Waikato Management School - Topic: "Natural Capital and the Value of Nature"  >> more

  • Youtube Link to similar presentation that Dr Dan Marsh did in the UK, February 2017.
  • If you would like a copy of the powerpoint presentations from the 22 March Seminar, please email Maria Fitzgerald

Economics Seminars hosted in 2016.

Dr Karen Eggleston, Stanford University, USA - Thursday, 15 December at 1.00pm in MSB4.02, Level 4, Waikato Management School - Topic: "Projecting medical spending and health care utilization in Japan"  >> more

Professor Richard Harris, Durham University Business School, UK - Monday 7 November at 2.00pm in MSB1.03, Level 1, Waikato Management School - Topic: "UK Brexit - implications for inward foreign direct investment"  >> more

Guanyu (Fish) Zheng, Senior Advisor, Economic and Research Team, Productivity Commission - Friday, 14 October at 11.00am in MSB4.02, Level 4, Waikato Management School - Topic: "Productivity convergence and geographic proximity in New Zealand"  >> more

Dr Arthur Grimes, Senior Fellow MOTU, Adjunct Professor Victoria University of Wellington and Honorary Professor University of Waikato - Wednesday, 28 September at 1.00pm in MSB1.01, Level 1, Waikato Management School - Topic:  "Wages, wellbeing and location: Slaving away in Sydney or cruising on the Gold Coast" ..  >> more

Dr Harold Cuffe, School of Economics and Finance, Victoria University of Wellington - Wednesday, 31 August at 1.00pm in MSB1.21, Level 1, Waikato Management School - Topic: "Do tourists reduce locals' enjoyment of cultural attractions?" ..  >> more  

Dr Gazi Hassan, Department of Economics, Waikato Management School - Friday, 19 August 2016 at 2.00pm in MSB4.02, Level 4, Waikato Management School -  Topic:  "Remittances and Homicide : Evidence from a Natural Experiment" .. >> more

Dr Daniel Gregg, Agribusiness Unit, Waikato Management School - Wednesday, 13 July 2016 at 1.00pm in MSB1.02, Level 1, Waikato Management School.  Topic:  "Market integration, correlation aversion and interventions supporting poor farmers in Rajasthan"  more >>>

Professor Bernd Hayo, Marburg Centre for Institutional Economics, Philipps-Universitat Marburg Germany - Wednesday, 15 June 2016 at 1.00pm in MSB1.02, Level 1, Waikato Management School.  Topic:  "Studying household's responses to fiscal policy based on survey: Evidence of Germany"  more >>>

Prof Kul Luintel, Cardiff Business School - Friday, 6 May at 1.00pm in MSB1.02, Level 1, Waikato Management School.    Topic:   "Financial Development, Structure and Growth: New Data, Method and Results"  more >>>> 

Prof Yasuyuki Sawada, University of Tokyo - Wednesday, 11 May at 1.00pm in MSB1.03, Level 1, Waikato Management School.   Topic:  "Incentives and Social Preferences: Experimental Evidence from a Seemingly Inefficient Traditional Labor Contract"  more >>>>

Prof Mark R. Greer, Dowling College, USA - Wednesday, 23 March 2016 Topic : "Airline Mergers in the United States Since 2005:  What Impact Have They Had on Airline Efficiency?"   more >>

Evelyn Truong, Reserve Bank of NZ - Tuesday, 15 March 2016 - Topic:  "Migration - inflation: Migration and Monetary Policy"  more >>

AProf Gaurav Datt, Monash University, Australia - Wednesday, 10 February 2016 - Topic:  "Growth, Urbanization and Poverty Reduction in India"   more >>

Public Seminars and Events in 2015.

Tuesday, 9 June 2015, 5.30pm to 7.30pm - Fieldays Event - The University of Waikato will host a business networking event to highlight and strengthen its links with industry in the lead-up to Fieldays. The event will feature a presentation on the importance of soils from Professor Louis Schipper, a panel discussion on Working with Waikato led by  Professor Jacqueline Rowarth, and the presentation of the 2015 New Zealand National Agricultural Fieldays Sir Don Llewellyn Scholarship. The University of Waikato has been a strategic partner of Fieldays since 2007, with founding Vice-Chancellor Sir Don Llewellyn helping to establish the iconic event in the 1960s.    For more information >>>>

Monday, 23 March 2015 - Dr Dan Marsh at Café Scientifique, Tauranga, "Economics can help us achieve a more sustainable New Zealand".   Click for more >>

Economics Seminars hosted in 2015.

Friday, 20 November 2015 - Prof Rob Reed, University of Canterbury - "Two Surprising Findings for Applied Researchers Using Time Series Data"  Click for more >>

Friday, 30 October 2015 - Dr Nazmun Ratna, Lincoln University - "The Economics of Social Diversity and Cities: US evidence 1980-2010"  Click for more >>

Friday, 25 September 2015 - Dr Arthur Grimes, MOTU and Auckland University - "Belief in a Just World: New Zealand Maori and other Ethnicities Compared"  Click for more >>

Monday, 14 September 2015 - Paul Barker, Executive Director, Institute of National Affairs, Papua New Guinea - "How do people in Papua New Guinea use money in the digital age?"  Click for more >>

Wednesday, 9 September 2015 - Prof Ric Scarpa, Department of Economics, University of Waikato - "Choice set formation for outdoor destinations: The role of motivations and preference discrimination in site selection for the management of public expenditures on protected areas".. Click for more >>

Thursday, 23 July 2015 - Prof Morten Lau, Copenhagen Business School - "Do People Bundle Sequences of Choices? An Experimental Investigation" .. click for more >>

Friday, 17 July 2015 - Dr Adriana Breaban, Tilburg University, "Emotional State and Market Behaviour".  Click for more >>

Wednesday, 3 June 2015 - Prof Daniel Schunk, University of Mainz, "The many faces of human sociality - uncovering the distribution and stability of social preferences"Click for more >>

Wednesday, 1 April 2015 - Dr Adam Jaffe, MOTU, "The effect of public funding on scientific research output:  The New Zealand Marsden Fund"Click for more  >>

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 - Prof Joop Hartog, Emeritus Professor, Amsterdam School of Economics, "Education and Risk".   Click for more >>

Department Seminars hosted in 2014.

Monday, 13 October 2014 - Economics / Agribusiness Seminar : Kanar Hamza, Doctoral Student, University of New England Business School, "Application of system dynamics in primary industry settings".     Click for more >>

Friday, 12 September 2014 - Prof Ilan Noy, Victoria University of Wellington, "After the Flood: Households after the 2011 Great Flood in Thailand".  Click for more >>

Friday, 5 September 2014 - Chao Li, Doctorial Student, University of Waikato, "Cities in China".   Click  for more >>

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - Dr Lydia Pik Yi Cheung, Auckland University of Technology, "The Upward Pricing Pressure Test and the sensitivity of the Diversion Ratio".  Click for more >>

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 - AProf Garth Holloway, University of Reading UK, "The Flight Plan of Petrel #911"Click  for more >>

Friday, 1 August 2014 - Xin (Snow) Shen, Doctoral Student, University of Waikato, "The stock market, the housing market and consumption".   Click  for more >>

Friday, 18 July 2014 - Prof Mark Holmes, University of Waikato, "Do Remittances Facilitate a Sustainable Current Account?".   Click  for more >>

Friday, 23 May 2014 - Dr John Spraggon, University of Massachusetts Amherst, "The Role of Public Revelation to Induce Cooperation with Public Goods".     Click  for more >>

30 April, 2014 - Dr John Wilson, University of South Australia, "Corruption and matching fixing in Sport".   Click  for more >>

11 April 2014 - Dr Solomos Solomou, University of Cambridge, UK,  "Can general purpose technology theory explain economic growth?  Electrical power as a case study".   Click  for more >>

9 April 2014 - Prof Nick Hanley, University of Stirling, UK,  "The Economics of Biodiversity"    Click for more >>

Seminars and Abstracts 2013 and earlier  >>  to view

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