11th International Conference

Thursday-Sunday, January 8-11, 2015
hosted by Victoria University of Wellington and Massey University, Wellington
at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Keynote Addresses
sponsored by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and the New Zealand Treasury

  • Robert F. Engle, New York University Stern School of Business, recipient of the 2003 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, "Latest Results in Systemic Risk"
  • Christopher A. Sims, Princeton University, recipient of the 2011 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel
  • David Card, University of California, Berkeley, recipient of the 1995 John Bates Clark Medal
  • John Pencavel, Stanford University, Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association, “Whose Preferences are Revealed in Hours of Work?”

 

Featured Professional Development Session

  • Maureen Pirog, Indiana University,"Shaping the Field of Scholarly Publishing"

 

Participating Allied Societies

 

Volunteer Program Participation 

Present a Paper | Deadline July 15, 2014 -- Online submission is now closed. Sorry!
Note: Papers in all areas of economics are welcome.

Send the following to WEAI:

  • Cover sheet with paper presenter's name, professional affiliation, mailing address, phone and fax numbers, e-mail address, academic degrees held; same information for coauthors; paper title (limit 60 characters and spaces); and paper topic area (three appropriate codes from the JEL Classification System).
  • Abstract of 350 words or less.
  • Paper submission and registration fees are due at the time of submission. Paper submission is US$75, and is non-refundable if paper is accepted. Before October 1, discounted early bird registration is US$280 for WEAI members, US$350 for non-members (or join now and save!), and US$125 for students. 50% of the registration fee is refundable before November 1. After November 1, the registration is non-refundable due to the high administrative cost of reorganizing the affected sessions and participants. WEAI Institutional Member affiliates receive a 20 percent discount on conference fees.
          

Discuss a Paper or Chair a Session | Deadline July 15, 2014 extended as long as space and time permit!

Discuss a paper and give others the benefits of your expertise. Discussants are needed in all topic areas. Chair a session and foster the exchange of ideas. Volunteer online today!
 

Organized Session Participation 

Organize a Session | Deadline July 15, 2014 extended as long as space and time permit!
Note: Sessions in all areas of economics are welcome.

Members may organize their own sessions. Participation fees are lower for all papers in organized sessions (no paper submission fee applies). WEAI members who are affiliated with a WEAI Institutional Member, and who organize a session, receive complimentary conference registration. For more information, read the Guidelines for Conference Session Organizers. For more information or to submit a session, contact sessions@weai.org.

 

Registration -- online registration now available!

Registration fees for the 2015 New Zealand conference are as follows (applies to program participants NOT presenting a volunteer paper):

  • US$280 for members (add $45 after October 1, 2014)
  • US$350 for non-members (add $45 after October 1, 2014)
  • US$125 for students (add $45 after October 1, 2014)

WEAI Institutional Member affiliates are eligible for a 20% discount on registration fees (discount issued as a credit after all fees have been paid).
 

Tentative Schedule

All events will be held at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 55 Cable Street, Wellington.

Thursday, January 8 

12:00 n – 6:30 pm  Registration Open
1:00 – 2:15 pm  Welcome and Opening Address: Bob Buckle, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Commerce, Victoria Business School, Ted Zorn, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean, College of Business, Massey University, and Morris Altman, Victoria University of Wellington
2:15 – 2:45 pm  Coffee/tea break
2:45 – 4:15 pm  Keynote Address: Christopher Sims, Princeton University (Intro by John McDermott, Assistant Governor and Head of Economics, Reserve Bank of New Zealand)
4:30 – 6:15 pm  Concurrent Sessions
6:30 – 7:30 pm  Welcome Reception

 

Friday, January 9

8:00 am – 6:30 pm  Registration Open
8:30 – 10:15 am  Concurrent Sessions
10:15 – 10:30 am  Coffee/tea break
10:30 – 12:00 pm  Keynote Address: David Card, University of California, Berkeley (Intro by Girol Karacaoglu, Deputy Secretary, Macroeconomics and Research, New Zealand Treasury)
12:00 – 12:45 pm  Lunch
12:45 – 2:30 pm  Concurrent Sessions
2:45 – 4:30 pm  Concurrent Sessions
4:30 – 4:45 pm  Coffee/tea break
4:45 – 6:30 pm  Concurrent Sessions

 

Saturday, January 10

8:00 am – 6:30 pm  Registration Open
8:30– 10:15 am  Concurrent Sessions
10:15 – 10:30 am  Coffee/tea break
10:30 – 12:00 pm  Keynote Address: Robert Engle, NYU Stern School of Business, "Latest Results in Systemic Risk" (Intro by Ted Zorn, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean, College of Business, Massey University)
12:00 – 12:45 pm  Lunch
12:45 – 2:30 pm  Concurrent Sessions
2:45 – 4:30 pm  Concurrent Sessions
4:30 – 4:45 pm  Coffee/tea break
4:45 – 6:30 pm  Concurrent Sessions
6:30 – 9:00 pm  Participants' Dinner and Address by John Pencavel, Stanford University, “Whose Preferences are Revealed in Hours of Work?” (Advance ticket purchase required.)
 

Sunday, January 11

8:00 am – 12:30 pm  Registration Open
8:30 – 10:15 am  Concurrent Sessions
10:15 – 10:30 am  Coffee/tea break
10:30 am – 12:00 pm  Roundtable Discussion: Robert Engle, Christopher Sims, David Card, and David Mayes
Conference Close

 

Monday, January 12

7:30 am – 5:00 pm  Martinborough Gourmet Wine Tour

 

Program Committee

Chairmen

  • Morris Altman, Victoria University of Wellington, and University of Saskatchewan
  • David Card, University of California, Berkeley, and WEAI Vice President
  • Darwin Hall,  California State University, Long Beach, and WEAI Executive Director
  • Girol Karacaoglu, New Zealand Treasury
  • John McDermott, Reserve Bank of New Zealand 

 

Committee Members

  • Hiroya  Akiba , Waseda University
  • Sandeep  Baliga , Northwestern University
  • Joscha  Beckmann , Kiel Institute for the World Economy and University of Duisburg-Essen
  • Chad D. Cotti , University of Connecticut
  • Stefania  D'Amico , Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Ivan  Deseatnicov , Waseda University
  • Susan E. Dudley , George Washington University
  • Nabamita  Dutta , University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
  • Mohamed A. El-Hodiri , University of Kansas
  • Yoshi  Fujiwara , ATR/NiCT CIS Applied Network Science Lab
  • John K. Gibson , University of Waikato
  • Arthur  Grimes , University of Auckland and Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust
  • Jack W. Hou , California State University, Long Beach
  • David M.  Kemme , University of Memphis
  • Donald S. Kenkel , Cornell University
  • Suzi  Kerr , Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust
  • Joocheol  Kim , Yonsei University
  • Won W. Koo , North Dakota State University
  • Chien-Chiang  Lee , National Chung Hsing University
  • Steven A. Lim , University of Waikato
  • John J. Liu , City University of Hong Kong
  • Hani  Mansour , University of Colorado, Denver
  • Wade E. Martin , California State University, Long Beach
  • Peter C. Matanle , Sheffield University
  • David G. Mayes , University of Auckland
  • Andrew  McEachin , North Carolina State University
  • Jeffrey B. Nugent , University of Southern California
  • Susan  Olivia , Monash University
  • Miles  Parker , Reserve Bank of New Zealand and Victoria University of Wellington
  • Maureen A. Pirog , Indiana University
  • Nazmun  Ratna , Lincoln University
  • Majah-Leah  Ravago , University of the Philippines
  • Joseph J. Sabia , San Diego State University
  • Hugo  Salgado Cabrera , Universidad de Talca
  • Eiji  Sawada , Waseda University
  • Ellis W. Tallman , Oberlin College and Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
  • Massimiliano  Tani , University of New South Wales
  • Clevo I. Wilson , Queensland University of Technology
  • Wesley W. Wilson , University of Oregon
  • Makoto  Yano , Kyoto University