Amber is a Senior Economic Analyst in the Policy Analysis team in the Economics Department. Amber joined the Reserve Bank as a summer student over 2012/2013 before joining the Reserve Bank in 2014 as a bank supervisor in the Prudential Supervision Department. In early 2016 she moved to the Policy Analysis team in the Economics Department. She holds a B.A(Hons) in Economics and a B.Com in International Business from the University of Otago.
Current research interests:
- Digital currencies
- Monetary policy governance
- Inflation targeting frameworks
- Price, G and A Wadsworth (2019) "Effective monetary policy committee deliberation in New Zealand", Reserve Bank of New Zealand Bulletin, April 2019, Vol. 82, N. 1.
- Jacob, P and A Wadsworth (2018) "Estimated policy rules for different monetary regimes: Flexible inflation targeting versus a dual mandate", Reserve Bank of New Zealand Analytical Note, November 2018, AN2018/11
- Wadsworth, A, (2018c) "The pros and cons of issuing a central bank digital currency", Reserve Bank of New Zealand Bulletin, June 2018, Vol. 81, No. 7.
- Wadsworth, A (2018b) “Decrypting the role of distributed ledger technology in payments processes” Reserve Bank of New Zealand Bulletin, May 2018, Vol 81, No 5
- Wadsworth, A (2018a) “What is digital currency?” Reserve Bank of New Zealand Bulletin, April 2018, Vol 81, No 3
- Wadsworth, A and Richardson, R (2017), “A factor model of commodity price co-movements: An application to New Zealand export prices”, Reserve Bank of New Zealand Analytical Note, November 2017, AN2017/06
- Wadsworth, A (2017), “An international comparison of inflation-targeting frameworks”, Reserve Bank of New Zealand Bulletin, August 2017, Vol 80, No 8
- Watson, A (2016), “Disruption or distraction? How digitisation is changing New Zealand banks and core banking systems”, Reserve Bank Bulletin, May 2016 Vol 79, No 8