Economists gather at AUT

26 Jun, 2018

From 27 June until 4 July, AUT will play host to the two most important gatherings of economists in New Zealand this year.

Beginning this week (27-29 June), the annual conference of the New Zealand Association of Economists Conference brings together more than 200 participants from academia, government, and the private sector.

Keynote speakers will come from the University of Adelaide, Boston University, New York University and the University of Queensland.

It is the third time AUT’s School of Economics has hosted this event.

The focus turns international from 1 July when the Econometric Society Australasian Meeting begins.

The Econometric Society Australasian Meeting (1-4 July) is the largest annual gathering of economists in Australasia, with around 200 participants from all corners of the globe.

The conference will feature distinguished keynote speakers from Yale University, Princeton University, the University of Chicago and the California Institute of Technology. The Rt Hon Sir Bill English will address participants at the ESAM conference dinner.

Head of the School of Economics at AUT, Professor Tim Maloney, says: “The School of Economics at AUT is proud to host both of these outstanding conferences.

“We believe that these two forums play distinctive roles in the analysis of economic issues that are critical to both domestic and overseas academics and policymakers.”

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