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Department Seminars

Economics at Otago is proud to host our departmental seminar series for 2017

Presenters include staff from the Department of Economics and other faculties, as well as scholars visiting from other universities.

Everyone is welcome!

If you have any questions or require further information, please contact the seminar coordinators: or

Venue:  Economics Seminar Room 320, Level 3, Otago Business School
Time:    3 – 4.30pm

Semester 1

Friday 10 February
Onur Koska, Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey
"A consumer-surplus standard in merger approvals, foreign direct investment, and welfare”

Friday 17 February
Andrew Coleman, University of Otago
"Housing, the great income tax experiment, and the intergenerational consequences of the lease"

Friday 24 February
Dennis Wesselbaum, University of Otago
"Gone with the Wind: International Migration"

Friday 10 March
Martin Berka, The University of Auckland
"Structural determinants of the real exchange deviations in the OECD countries"

MONDAY 27 March - NOTE:  12 - 1pm
Frank Staehler, Universitaet Tuebingen
"International Agreements, Economic Sovereignty and Exit"

Friday 31 March
Peter Clough, NZIER
"Cool policy analysis in a warming world"

Friday 7 April
Saten Kumar, AUT
"Firms’ asset holdings and inflation expectations"

MONDAY 24 April - NOTE:  12 - 1pm
Kadir Eryigit, Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey
Title to be advised

Friday 28 April - NOTE:  1.30-3.00pm and venue is the Boardroom 219/220, Level 2, Otago Business School
Andy Puckett, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Title to be advised

Friday 5 May
Anella Munro, RBNZ
Title to be advised

Friday 19 May
Suzi Kerr, MOTU
Title to be advised

Friday 26 May
Mariah Ehmke, University of Wyoming
Title to be advised