Professor John Gibson

John Gibson

Professor of Economics

About John

Professor John Gibson previously taught at the University of Canterbury, and the Economics Department and Center for Development Economics at Williams College. Since receiving his Ph.D. from Stanford University he has worked in the following countries: Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Tonga, Vanuatu, and Vietnam. His teaching and research interests are in microeconomics and in the micro econometric aspects of development, labour and the international economy. His other research interests include poverty measurement, where he was a member of an expert group advising the United Nations Statistical Division,and the design and analysis of household survey data, and economic development, especially in China and other Asian and Pacific economies.

Papers Taught

Research Interests

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

Recent Publications

  • Gibson, J., & Kim, B. (2018). Home ownership and political participation: Longitudinal evidence suggest there is no casual relationship: Working Paper in Economics (18/02). Waikato Management School.

  • Li, C., & Gibson, J. (2018). Regional inequality in China allowing for spatial cost of living differences: Evidence from a hedonic analysis of apartment prices (12/18). Waikato Management School.

  • Gibson, J., & Kim, B. (2018). Economies of scale, bulk discounts, and liquidity constraints: comparing unit value and transaction level evidence in a poor country. Review of Economics of the Household, 16(1), 21-39. doi:10.1007/s11150-017-9388-7

  • Gibson, J., & Le, T. (2018). Improved modelling of spatial cost of living differences in developing countries: A comparison of expert knowledge and traditional price surveys: Working Paper in Economics (8/18). Waikato Management School.

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

Room: MSB.2.15
Phone: +64 7 838 4289