Te Raupapa Waikato Management School

Economics at Waikato is ranked first for economics research in New Zealand by the Performance Based Research Fund (PBRF), with nine of New Zealand's top Research Papers in Economics (RePEc) economists publishing empirical papers in leading journals.

Further, our economists’ research influences decision-making by Government, international agencies and major firms and industry organisations wresting with contemporary monetary, fiscal, business and trade policies.

Recent news and events

Supporting Women's Economic Empowerment through Trade in Southeast Asia

In celebration of International Women's Day, the Southeast Asia Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence held a dialogue on 16 March at Victoria University of Wellington's Pipitea campus with two trade experts, Professor Anna Strutt from the University of Waikato and Anna Guenther, Women in Export Lead at the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise. Anna shared her knowledge of the diversity of Southeast Asia's demography and economic landscape and what it means for exporters.

Read the full Supporting Women’s Economic Empowerment through Trade in Southeast Asia article.


The University of Auckland's Public Policy Institute hosts an annual Auckland Trade and Economic Policy School (ATEPS). The School was launched in 2019 with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Professor Anna Strutt was a speaker in both 2020 and 2021.

To watch these videos, click on the links below.

ATEPS 2020: Local reflections on the global context

ATEPS 2021: How New Zealand responds to supply chain challenges

Waikato Chamber of Commerce

Anna Strutt also spoke on the panel of a webinar hosted by the Waikato Chamber of Commerce and Waikato Management School. The webinar was entitled "Business in a post Covid World: Challenges and Implications for NZ Businesses".

Watch the full Business in a post Covid World: Challenges and Implications for NZ Businesses seminar on YouTube.


Professor Anna Strutt has been appointed a Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) research fellow for 2019-2022 and has joined the International Steering Committee (ISC) for Pacific Trade and Development (PAFTAD).

Both roles recognise her significant contribution to global trade research and analysis.

Economics Forum

The New Zealand Economics Forums are proudly hosted by the Waikato Management School.

The purpose of the Economics Forums are to bring together an outstanding lineup of top economists, policymakers and business leaders.

Expert perspectives were shared and debates occurred regarding some of the major challenges and opportunities facing our country today.

Examples of Publications

Doan, T., Holmes, M., Ha, V., & Tran, T. (2022). How New Zealand migrants fare in Australia: what explains their wealth gap?. New Zealand Economic Papers, 1-22. https://doi.org/10.1080/00779954.2022.2063163

Knook, J., Dorner, Z., & Stahlmann-Brown, P. (2022). Priming for individual energy efficiency action crowds out support for national climate change policy. Ecological Economics, 191https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2021.107239

Li, L. & Scrimgeour, F. (2022). The co-integration of CDS and bonds in time-varying volatility dynamics: do credit risk swaps lower bond risks?. Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics & Econometrics26(3), 475-497. https://doi.org/10.1515/snde-2019-0141

Ha, V., Doan, T., & Holmes, M. (2022). What accounts for gender income inequality? Empirical evidence from Vietnamese small and medium manufacturing enterprises. Journal of Economic Development, 47(1), 65-84. 10.35866/CAUJED.2022.47.1.003

Walmsley, T., & Strutt, A. (2021). A Comparison of Approaches to Modelling Non-Tariff Measures. Journal of Global Economic Analysis6(1), 1–33. https://doi.org/10.21642/JGEA.060101AF

Gibson, J., Olivia, S., Boe-Gibson, G., & Li,C. (2021). Which night lights data should we use in economics, and where?
Journal of Development Economics,149https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jdeveco.2020.102602