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Departmental Seminar Series 2008

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The Department of Economics hosted a range of in-house seminars in 2008. Please see the full list of seminars below for more details.

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Semester 2

Date: 4 July
Presenter: Wing Thye Woo, Brookings Institution, Washington DC
University of California, Davis
Central University of Finance & Economics, Beijing
Topic: "Understanding the Sources of Friction in U.S.-China Trade Relations: The Exchange Rate Debate Diverts Attention away from Optimum Adjustment"
Read the paper (PDF, 147KB).

Date: 18 July
Presenter: Alexander Zimper, University of Johannesburg
Topic: "Asset pricing in a Lucas "fruit-tree" economy with non-additive beliefs"
Read the paper (PDF, 213KB).

Date: 8 August
Presenter: Laura Meriluoto, University of Canterbury
Topic: " Spam – solutions and their problems"
Read the paper (PDF, 219KB).

Date: 22 August
Presenter: Alfred A. Haug, University of Otago
Topic: "Breaks, Cointegration, and the fisher Effect", with A. Beyer (European Central Bank) and W. G. Dewald (Ohio State University)

Date: 5 September

Presenter: Stanley Cho, University of New South Wales
Topic: "Welfare Impact of Trade Liberalization"
Read the paper (PDF, 240KB).

Date: 12 September
Presenter: Peter Robertson, University of New South Wales
Topic: "Dynamic Comparative and Advantage and China’s Education Revolution"

Date: 19 September
Presenter: Philip McCann, Waikato University
Topic: "Migration, Relationship Capital and International Travel: Theory and Evidence"
Read the paper (PDF, 272KB).

Date: 26 September
Presenter: Suzy Kerr, MOTU
Topic: "A prototype nutrient trading system for managing water quality"
Read the paper (PDF, 500KB).

Date: 10 October
Presenter: Arthur Grimes, MOTU
Topic: "Water water somewhere: The value of water in a drought-prone farming region"
Read the paper (PDF, 1.5MB).

Date: 17 October

Presenter: Harry Paarsch, University of Melbourne
Topic: "Using Grid Distributions to Test for Affiliation in Models of First-Price Auctions with private values"
Read the abstract (PDF, 1.5MB).

Date: 24 October
Presenter: Ross Cullen, University of Canterbury
Topic: "Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of yellow-eyed penguin recovery"
Read the paper (PDF, 460KB).

Date: 7 November
Presenter: Eric Leeper, Indiana University
Topic: "Fiscal Foresight: Analytics and Econometrics"
Read the paper (PDF, 414KB).

Date: 14 November
Presenter: Sandra Eickmeier, Deutsche Bundesbank
Topic: "Improving national forecasts with large international datasets – an application to New Zealand GDP growth"

Date: 9 December
Presenter: Colin Ash, University of Reading
Topic: "Positional Goods ... or Positional People? Your income tax and happiness could depend on the answer"
Read the paper (PDF, 112KB).

Semester 1

Date: 4 April
Presenter: Liam Lenten, La Trobe University
Topic: "Is the Decline in the Frequency of Draws in Test Match Cricket Detrimental to the Long Form of the Game?"
Read the paper (PDF, 165KB).

Date: 11 April
Presenter: Kevin Duncan, Colorado State University-Pueblo
Topic: "The Effects of Prevailing Wage Regulations on Construction Efficiency"
Read the paper (PDF, 174KB).

Date: 18 April
Presenter: Michael Beenstock, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and William Evans Fellow, Economics
Topic: "Family, Economics, Genes & Inequality: Deconstructing Correlations between Parents, Children & Siblings".
Read the Lecture notes (1 of 5) (PDF, 13KB).
View the slides (PDF, 311KB).

Date: 28 April
Presenter: Michael Beenstock, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and William Evans Fellow, Economics:
Topics: "Family, Economics, Genes & Inequality: Deconstructing Correlations between Parents, Children & Siblings".
Read the Lecture notes (2 of 5) (PDF, 13KB).
View the slides (PDF, 311KB).

Date: 2 May
Presenter: Morris Altman, University of Saskatchewan:
Topic: "Experiments in Consumer Cooperatives: Economic and Social Variables as Determinants of Demand"

Date: 5 May
Presenter: Michael Beenstock, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and William Evans Fellow, Economics
Topic: "Family, Economics, Genes & Inequality: Deconstructing Correlations between Parents, Children & Siblings".
Read the Lecture notes (3 of 5) (PDF, 13KB).
View the slides (PDF, 311KB).

Date: 9 May
Presenter: Norman Gemmell, New Zealand Treasury
Topic: "Personal and corporate taxes: do they affect long-run growth?"

Date: 12 May
Director: Michael Beenstock, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and William Evans Fellow, Economics
Topic: "Family, Economics, Genes & Inequality: Deconstructing Correlations between Parents, Children & Siblings".
Read the Lecture notes (4 & 5 of 5) (PDF, 13KB).
View the slides (PDF, 311KB).

Date: 16 May

Presenter: Nicholas Hanley, University of Sterling:
Topic: " A Panel Data Analysis of Price Impacts on Biodiversity over a 400 Year Period"
Read the paper (PDF, 222KB).

Date: 30 May

Presenter: Niven Winchester, University of Otago
Topic: "Shifting the 'goal posts': Optimising the allocation of competition points for sporting contests"
Read the paper (226KB).

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