ECON680-24W (C) Whole Year 2024

Research Exercise

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 17 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 25 August 2024


Research Exercise

This paper is compulsory. Students will select a project from a list offered by lecturers. Students may suggest topics of their own though they will need to find a lecturer willing to supervise their project.

The following is the list of 2014 projects undertaken by students in ECON680 and FINC680:

• An Empirical Study of the Effects of the Market Maker’s Quote on Trading Flow
• Do High Housing Prices Affect Fertility and Family Size in New Zealand? Theory and Evidence
• Has It Paid to be a Stock Market Optimist?
• Do Deadlines Increase Charitable Giving?
• Testing the Importance of Non-Verbal Communication
• The Costs of Prohibition: the Law and Economics of New Zealand’s Organ Transplant Regime
• Teen Births in New Zealand
• Bank Integration and Transmission of Financial Shocks: Evidence from Japan
• Core Inflation
• Comparative Energy Markets: The Context and Effects of the Subsidisation of Renewable Energy in the New Zealand and European Union Energy Markets
• Global Stock Markets in the Last 100 Years: Performance, Market Efficiency, and Integration
• An application of Principal Component Analysis to Stock Portfolio Management


Subject to approval of the Head of Department

Course Administrator

Richard Watt

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $2,132.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Department of Economics and Finance .

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