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Andrew ColemanPh.D., Economics, Princeton University, 1998

Tel: 64 3 479 8651
Room 524, 5th Floor, Otago Business School

Andrew joined the Department in December 2010 on a half time basis, spending the rest of the time as an economist in Wellington, most recently at the New Zealand Treasury and Motu Economic and Public Policy Research. In 2010 he was a member of New Zealand's Saving Working Group.

Andrew currently researches intergenerational economic issues, with a particular focus on New Zealand Superannuation, housing, and taxation. In recent work, he develops dynamic heterogeneous agent models to analyse the relationships between taxes, and urban land markets. His current work is focused on how the tax system affects the way transport infrastructure is capitalised into land values. He also is using the department's 1000Minds software to investigate what New Zealanders want from government pension programmes.

Andrew's earlier work also was more focused on how transport systems determined the patterns of prices and economic activity through time and across space. One branch of this work uses disaggregated computer based models and historic data sets to analyse how transport networks affect spot and forward commodity prices in different locations. Another examines the relationship between interest rates and exchange rates, with a particular interest in the way that exchange rates were determined during the Gold Standard era when gold was shipped between countries

Selected publications

Take a look at Andrew's selected publications below:

Coleman, A.M.G. 2016. “Pension payments and receipts by New Zealand birth cohorts, 1916–1986” New Zealand Economic Papers 50(1) 51-70

Au, Joey, Andrew Coleman, and Trudy Sullivan. 2015. “A practical approach to well-being based policy development: what do New Zealanders want from their retirement income policies?” New Zealand Treasury Working Paper 15/14.

Coleman, A.M.G. 2014. “Squeezed in and squeezed out: the effects of population ageing on the demand for housing” Economic Record 90(290) 301-315

Coleman, A.M.G. 2012. “Uncovering uncovered interest parity during the classical gold standard era, 1888-1905,” North American Journal of Economics and Finance 23(1) 20–37.

Coleman, A.M.G. 2010. "The Long Term Impact of Capital Gains Taxes in New Zealand." New Zealand Economic Papers 44(2), 159-177.

Coleman, A.M.G. 2009. “A model of spatial arbitrage with transport capacity constraints and endogenous transport prices,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 91(1) 42-56.

Coleman, A.M.G. 2009. “Storage, slow transport and the law of one price: theory with evidence from nineteenth century U.S. corn markets,” Review of Economics and Statistics 91(2) 332-350.

Coleman, A.M.G. 2009. "The pitfalls of estimating transactions costs from price data: evidence from trans-Atlantic gold-point arbitrage, 1886 – 1905," Explorations in Economic History 44(3), 2007, 387-410.

Teaching responsibilities

Andrew's teaching responsibilities include:


Noviarini, J., Coleman, A., Roberts, H., & Whiting, R. H. (2023). Financial literacy and retirees' resource allocation decisions in New Zealand. Pacific-Basin Finance Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.pacfin.2023.101985

Noviarini, J., Coleman, A., Roberts, H., & Whiting, R. H. (2021). Financial literacy, debt, risk tolerance and retirement preparedness: Evidence from New Zealand. Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, 68, 101598. doi: 10.1016/j.pacfin.2021.101598

Noviarini, J., Roberts, H., Coleman, A., & Whiting, R. (2019, December). Financial literacy and decision-making among older New Zealanders: Evidence from 1000Minds survey. Verbal presentation at the 27th Colloquium on Pensions and Retirement Research, Sydney, Australia.

Au, J., Coleman, A., & Sullivan, T. (2019). When I'm 64: What do New Zealanders want in a retirement income policy? Agenda, 26(1), 23-47.

Noviarini, J., Coleman, A., Roberts, H., & Whiting, R. H. (2019). Housing liquidation and financial adequacy of retirees in New Zealand. Housing Studies, 34(9), 1543-1580. doi: 10.1080/02673037.2019.1585522

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