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The Brown Bag Seminar Series

Take a look at the ‘work in progress’ within the Department of Economics at Otago

Brown Bag workshops present a range of current projects within the Department. There is no restriction concerning topics other than they should belong to the field of economics.

If you have any questions, require further information, or would like to be included on the mailing list for these workshops, please contact the coordinators: or

Brown Bag Workshops are held on Mondays 12-1.30pm during the semester in Room 320, Level 3, Otago Business School.

Upcoming Brown Bag workshops

Tuesday 7 February
Saeideh Babashahi, PhD student
“Health Research Funding Prioritisation”

Monday 27 February
Enn Lun Yong, PhD student
"Innovation and the genetic diversity in the amygdala"

Monday 22 May
Anh Nguyen, PhD student
"The Knowledge-Capital Model: The case of Intra-Asian Foreign Direct Investment"

Monday 7 August
Saeideh Babashahi, PhD student
"Prioritising Health Research Funding into Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs): Setting the Criteria"

Monday 21 August
Ruth Badru, PhD student
"Gender, Distribution and Demand in a Marxian-Post Keynesian Model with Multiplier Effects"

Monday 18 September
Carsten Schousboe, PhD student
“Choosing the right quality of life instrument for Pharmac”

Monday 25 September
Samuel Oladipo, PhD student
"African Beverage Crops' Supply Response to World Price"

Monday 16 October
Dawnelle Clyne, PhD student
"The Deep Determinants of Inequality"

Tuesday 31 October
Mark Millin, PhD student
"Testing for Mean Differences in Total Public Spending on Education"

Monday 20 November
Trent Smith, University of Otago
“Is Fast Food Addictive? Evidence from an experiment utilising continuous glucose monitoring”

Monday 27 November
Michelle Poland, PhD student
“What’s up with Mondays? An investigation into the “Monday Effect” for on- and off-the-job injury claims”

Monday 4 December
Masters Presentations 1

Tuesday 5 December
Masters Presentations 2

Wednesday 6 December
Masters Presentations 3