Professor Les Oxley

Les Oxley

Professor of Economics

Qualifications: BA(Hons) MA(Money & Finance) PhD (Tilburg)

About Les

Les Oxley is Professor in  Economics at the University of Waikato's Management School; Adjunct Professor at Curtin University and an Affiliate at Motu.

He is an Elected Fellow (since 2006) of the Royal Society of New Zealand (FRSNZ).

His research interests include Circular Economy and sustainable economic development; economic wellbeing; time series econometrics; financial econometrics (especially as it relates to cryptocurrencies); cliometrics; economic history; the economics of innovation; energy economics.

He was chair of the Business and Economics Panel of the 2018 Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) New Zealand research assessment exercise. He is co-Editor-in-Chief and joint founding editor of the Journal of Economic Surveys, member of the Board of NZIER and Governance Group of the National Science Challenge, "Ageing Well". He has received 7 Marsden-funded grants and published on a wide range of topics. He is currently engaged in research on the Circular Economy and sustainable economic development; the effects of COVID-19 on financial markets; the effects of colonization on the wellbeing of all New Zealanders.

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Papers Taught

Recent Publications

  • Corbet, S., Hou, Y., Hu, Y., & Oxley, L. (2022). The influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on the hedging functionality of Chinese financial markets. Research in International Business and Finance, 59. doi:10.1016/j.ribaf.2021.101510

  • Corbet, S., Hou, Y., Hu, Y., & Oxley, L. (2022). We Reddit in a Forum: The influence of Message Boards on firm stability. Review of Corporate Finance, 2(1), 151-190. doi:10.1561/114.00000014

  • Hou, Y., Li, Y., Hu, Y., & Oxley, L. (2022). Time-varying spillovers of higher moments between Bitcoin and crude oil markets and the impact of the US–China trade war: a regime-switching perspective. The European Journal of Finance, online, 31 pages. doi:10.1080/1351847x.2022.2067002

  • Corbet, S., Hou, Y., Hu, Y., & Oxley, L. (2022). The danger of cryptocurrency pump-and-dumps: Analysing the development of research & regulation. In Understanding cryptocurrency fraud: The challenges and headwinds to regulate digital currencies. Volume 2, Batten-Corbet-Lucey Handbooks in Alternative Investments (Vol. 2, pp. 187-197). De Gruyter. doi:10.1515/9783110718485-015

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British and European History; Data mining; Economic Development; Economics; Environmental Change; Environmental History; Finance; History; New Zealand History; Sustainability

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Room: MSB.2.18
Cellphone: 021 892 121