Victoria University

School of Economics and Finance · Te Kura Ohaoha Pūtea: Working Paper Series

ResearchArchive/Manakin Repository

School of Economics and Finance · Te Kura Ohaoha Pūtea: Working Paper Series


The School of Economics and Finance has an active research environment with very strong links to business, government and financial institutions in Wellington and wider New Zealand.

Recent Submissions

  • Feld, Jan; Zölitz, Ulf (2015)
    This paper estimates peer effects in a university context where students are randomly assigned to sections. While students benefit from better peers on average, low-achieving students are harmed by high-achieving peers. ...
  • Chu, Luke Yu-Wei; Linz, Susan J. (2015)
    Do non-cognitive traits contribute to the gender gap in supervisory status and promotion? We use a large linked employer-employee dataset collected from six former socialist countries to assess the link between non-cognitive ...
  • Chiu, Jonathan; Meh, Cesaire; Wright, Randall (2015)
    The generation and implementation of ideas are crucial for economic performance. We study this in a model of endogenous growth, where productivity increases with innovation, and where the exchange of ideas (technology ...
  • Cuffe, Harold E; Gibbs, Christopher G (2015)
    We exploit a change in lending laws to estimate the causal effect of restricting access to payday loans on liquor sales. Leveraging lender- and liquor store-level data, we find that the changes reduce sales, with the largest ...
  • Krawczyk, Jacek B; Townsend, Wilbur (2015)
    Governments want to prevent high inequality while maintaining economic effi ciency. This paper investigates how an economy can satisfy both these constraints. We use the relative factor share as a proxy for inequality and ...

Search ResearchArchive

Advanced Search


My Account


RSS Feeds