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Past fellows in Monetary and Financial Economics

This page lists past fellows of the Professorial Fellowship in Monetary and Financial Economics, which we offer in conjunction with Victoria University of Wellington. It includes details of their research and public lectures.

Professor Partha Dasgupta

February 2020

Partha Dasgupta is Frank Ramsey Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Cambridge, Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge, and Professorial Research Fellow at the Sustainable Consumption Institute, University of Manchester.

Professor Dasgupta's research interests have covered welfare and development economics, the economics of technological change, population, environmental and resource economics, the theory of games, the economics of undernutrition, and the economics of social capital.

Professor Martin Hellwig

December 2018

Martin Hellwig is Director emeritus at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods and Professor of Economics at the University of Bonn, Germany.

He has published extensively in areas as diverse as the economics of information and incentives, public goods and taxation, competition policy and sector-specific regulation and financial economics. His publications from the 1990s on systemic aspects of risk in banking and finance already exposed some of the mechanisms that were so detrimental in the 2007–2009 crisis.

With Anat Admati from Stanford University, he co-authored 'The bankers' new clothes: what's wrong with banking and what to do about it', Princeton University Press 2013.

  • Public lecture: Regulatory reform since the financial crisis: Where do we stand?

Professor Dirk Schoenmaker

November 2017

Dirk Schoenmaker is Professor of Banking and Finance at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam.

  • Public lecture: Climate change and financial stability

Professor Anat Admati

November 2016

Anat Admati is the George G C Parker Professor of Finance and Economics at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. She has written extensively on information dissemination in financial markets, trading mechanisms, portfolio management, financial contracting and, most recently, on corporate governance and banking.

  • Public lecture: What’s wrong with banking and what to do about it?

Professor Stephen Haber

November 2015

Stephen Haber is the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the A A and Jeanne Welch Milligan Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University.

  • Public lecture presentation: Fragile by design: The political origins of banking crises and scarce credit

Professor Ross Levine

November 2014

Ross Levine is the Willis H Booth Chair in Banking and Finance at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

  • Public lecture presentation: Finance, opportunity and inequality

Lord Mervyn King of Lothbury

February 2014

Lord Mervyn King is a distinguished visiting professor at New York University Stern School of Business and New York University School of Law. He served as Governor of the Bank of England and Chairman of the Monetary Policy Committee and Financial Policy Committee from 2003 to June 2013.

  • Public lecture presentation: Lessons from the financial crisis: A new world order

Professor Barry Eichengreen

December 2013

Barry Eichengreen is Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has taught since 1987.

  • Public lecture presentation: Dollar, Euro, Reminbi: The future of the international monetary system

Professor Maurice Obstfeld

June 2013

Maurice Obstfeld is the Class of 1958 Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. His interests are in international finance and macroeconomics, areas in which he has published more than a hundred research articles.

  • Public lecture presentation: Financial crises in the global economy

Professor Laurence Kotlikoff

June 2012

Laurence Kotlikoff is Professor of Economics at Boston University. He has been on the faculty at UCLA, Yale, Harvard and Boston University.

  • Public lecture presentation: Jimmy Stewart is dead

Gordon Thiessen

March 2011

Gordon Thiessen is the former Governor of the Bank of Canada, completing a term of seven years.

  • Public lecture presentation: Can global financial regulation save us from future crises?

Professor Charles Goodhart

January 2010 

Charles Goodhart is a member of the Financial Markets Group at the London School of Economics.

  • Public lecture presentation: The role of macroprudential supervision
  • Download presentation: Money, credit and bank behaviour: Need for a new approach (PDF 813 KB)

Professor Michael Bordo

May–July 2009

Michael Bordo is Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Monetary and Financial History at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

  • Public lecture presentation: Global shocks, global financial crises: How can small open economies like New Zealand protect themselves? An historical perspective (2.2 MB)
  • Paper: An historical perspective on the crisis of 2007–2008 (PDF 136 KB)

Professor Eric Leeper

September–November 2008

Eric Leeper is Professor of Economics at the Indiana University. He also holds positions as a director of the Centre for Applied Economics and Policy Research at the Indiana University.

  • Presentation: Fiscal foresight: Analytics and econometrics (PDF 440 KB)

Professor Richard J Herring

February–March and August–September 2006 

Richard Herring is the Jacob Safra Professor of International Banking, at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

  • Public lecture paper: Booms and busts in housing markets: How vulnerable is NZ? (PDF 333 KB)
  • Presentation: House prices, mortgage lending and vulnerability to financial crises (PDF 494 KB)

Professor Edward J Kane

January–March 2005

Edward Kane is the James F Cleary Chair in Finance at Boston College.

  • Public lecture paper: Confronting divergent interests in trans-Tasman regulatory arrangements (PDF 72 KB)
  • Public lecture presentation: Confronting divergent interests in trans-Tasman regulatory arrangements (PDF 720 KB)
  • Presentation: Can we breed fiercer watchdog institutions for use in corporate governance? (PDF 72 KB)
  • Participation in workshop: Workshop on banking crisis management at the Reserve Bank on 3 March 2005

Professor George G Kaufman

March–May 2004 

George Kaufman is the John F Smith, Jr Professor of Economics and Finance, Loyola University Chicago.

  • Public lecture: Banking regulation and foreign owned banks (PDF 118 KB)

Professor Kenneth West

January–June 2003

Kenneth West is Professor of Economics, University of Wisconsin.

  • Public lecture: Monetary policy and the volatility of real exchange rates in New Zealand (PDF 179 KB)

Professor Matthew Shapiro

January–April 2003

Matthew Shapiro is Professor Economic Department and Senior Research Scientist, Survey Research Center, University of Michigan.

  • Public lecture: Has the rate of economic growth changed? Evidence and lessons for public policy (PDF 323 KB)

Professor Takatoshi Ito

February 2002 

Takatoshi Ito is from Hitosubashi University.

  • Public lecture: Toward new international financial architecture: An Asian perspective (PDF 157 KB)

Professor Peter B Kenen

February–March 2002

Peter Kenen is the Walker Professor of Economics and International Finance, Princeton University.

  • Public lecture: The international financial architecture: Old issues and new initiatives (PDF 144 KB)

Professor Michael Woodford

1–30 June 2000

Michael Woodford is the Harold H Helm 20 Professor of Economics and Banking, Princeton University.

  • Public lecture: Information technology and future of monetary policy
  • Research: Business cycle modelling and the theory of monetary policy

Professor Andrew K Rose

11 November–18 December 1998

Andrew Rose is from the Haas School of Business Administration, University of California, Berkeley.

  • Public lecture: Limited currency crises and contagion: is there a case for an Asian monetary fund?
  • Research: Limited currency crises and contagion: is there a case for an Asian monetary fund? Victoria Economic Commentaries, 16(1), July 1999. Noise trading and exchange rate regimes, Graduate School of Business & Government Management Working Paper, February 1999

Professor Lars Svensson

16 October–27 November 1997 

Lars Svensson is from the Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University.

  • Public lecture: Inflation targeting in an open economy: strict or flexible inflation targeting?
  • Research: 'Inflation targeting in an open economy: Strict or flexible inflation targeting?' Discussion Paper G97/8, November 1997 and in Victoria Economic Commentaries, 15(1), March 1998

Professor Laurence Ball

30 May–7 December 1996

Laurence Ball is from Johns Hopkins University.

  • Public lecture: A proposal for the next macroeconomic reform (PDF 462 KB)
  • Research: 'A proposal for the next macroeconomic reform', Victoria Economic Commentaries, 14(1), March 1997. 'Efficient rules for monetary policy', Discussion Paper G97/3, January 1997

Dr Ralph Bryant

15 January–16 March and 16 April–6 June 1996 

Ralph Bryant is from the Brookings Institution.

  • Public lecture: Central Bank independence, fiscal responsibility and the goals of macroeconomic policy: An American perspective on the New Zealand experience
  • Research: 'Alternative rules for monetary policy and fiscal policy in New Zealand: A preliminary assessment of stabilisation properties', Discussion Paper G96/3, July 1996

Professor Bennett T McCallum

22 March–23 June 1995

Bennett McCallum is from Carnegie-Mellon University.

  • Public lecture: Monetary Economics and the New Zealand Monetary Experiment
  • Research: 'Monetary economics and the New Zealand monetary experiment', Victoria Economic Commentaries, 12(2), September 1995. 'New Zealand's monetary policy arrangements: some critical issues', Discussion Paper G95/4, June 1995