Professor John Gibson

John Gibson

Professor of Economics

About John

Professor John Gibson previously taught at the University of Canterbury and Williams College, was a research visitor at the Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford and is an Associate Researcher at the LICOS Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance at KU Leuven. He received his PhD from Stanford University and has since worked around the world in countries like Cambodia, China, India, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Tonga, Vanuatu, and Vietnam. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand and a Distinguished Fellow of the New Zealand Association of Economists and of the Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.

Papers Taught

Research Interests

Development, labour and the international economy,
Panel econometrics,
Poverty analysis.

Recent Publications

  • Li, C., Gibson, J., & Boe-Gibson, G. (2021). Rising immigration and falling native-born home ownership: A spatial econometric analysis for New Zealand (21/03). Waikato Management School.

  • Gibson, J., & Bailey, R. L. (2021). Seasonal labor mobility in the pacific: Past impacts, future prospects. Asian Development Review, 38(1), 1-31. doi:10.1162/adev_a_00156

  • Gibson, J. (2021). Better night lights data, for longer*. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 83(3), 770-791. doi:10.1111/obes.12417

  • Ameye, H., De Weerdt, J., & Gibson, J. (2021). Measuring macro- and micronutrient consumption in multi-purpose surveys: Evidence from a survey experiment in Tanzania. Food Policy, 102, 17 pages. doi:10.1016/j.foodpol.2021.102042

Find more research publications by John Gibson


Development Economics,
Economic Modeling and Econometrics,
Industrial Economics,
Information and communication technology,
Labour Economics,
Qualitative Research,
Urban and Regional Economics.

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Room: MSB.2.15
Phone: +64 7 838 4289