Kia Ora. Haere Mai.
Hello and Welcome.

I am Professor of Experimental Economics at the University of Auckland and served as the Chair of the Department of Economics from 2013 till 2019. The Research Papers in Economics (RePEc) database ranks me among the top 5% of Economics authors world-wide. Among other prestigious appointments, in 2020, I served as Visiting Professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School. I am one of the editors of Oxford Open Economics, a new open access journal (and the first of its kind in Economics), launched by Oxford University Press. I have published two books recently: Behavioural Economics and Experiments from Routledge and an edited volume Research Agenda for Experimental Economics from Edward Elgar. Another book “Nudged into lockdown? Behavioural Economics, Uncertainty and Covid-19” is coming out soon. I am represented by High Spot Literary in my writing endeavours. I write frequently in the popular media. These articles are available under “Popular Writing“. Information on other media activities including public lectures are available “Here”. I am one of the founding members of Covid Plan B, a famous/notorious (depending on your perspective) group of academics devoted to providing a rigorous evidence based contrary perspective to received wisdom on the pandemic. You can follow me on Linkedin. My newsletter Uncommon Sense contains my musings on various topical issues.


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Time to walk the talk, minister

Recently, in an article published in the Financial Times , New Zealand’s Finance Minister Grant Robertson defended one of the world’s toughest Covid-19 lockdowns following a record economic contraction,…
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