My most recent public lecture was a talk I gave on “The Economics of Fairness” . This was delivered as part of the University of Auckland’s Spring Week on Campus in November 2019. I also gave a version of this talk to the Annual Meeting of the New Zealand Commerce and Economics Teachers Association in September 2019.
I write extensively for the media about many issues including my own own research findings. In fact, I prefer to write things up on my own rather than talk to the press to make sure that what gets written up is accurate. Much of this is available on the page on “Popular Writings”. However, other than my own pieces, my research and related comments appear in the media frequently. These are too numerous to list all of them. Here is a selection of some of these.
- In July 2020, I appeared on Newstalk ZB and TVNZ Seven Sharp. Here is a clip from the Seven Sharp appearance. https://www.facebook.com/sevensharp/videos/auckland-university-professor-wants-self-isolation-for-returning-kiwis-rather-th/2680172798924408/.
- Here are a couple of clips, both of me talking about the Covid-19 pandemic and the policy responses to the same.
- A few years ago, I “starred” in a TV show called “Late Night Big Breakfast” which was hosted by the NZ Comedian Leigh Hart with Jason Hoyte and Jeremy Wells as co-hosts. I appeared in multiple episodes of the show. Here is a YouTube clip for the first episode. I make my appearance around Minute 16 on this clip. Late Night Big Breakfast Season 1, Episode 1.
- For information about my writings as part of the Covid Plan B group that raised questions about the assumptions, the modelling and the policy response; particularly the decision to enforce strict lock downs resulting in significant economic downturns, see Covid Plan B. Here is a recent post asking about the modelling and conclusions.
- Covid-19 has sparked a “buy NZ made” resurgence, will it last? Stuff.co.nz, May 3, 2020.
- The psychology of Christmas spending, New Zealand Herald, December 16, 2018.
- First home buyers psyching themselves out of the market, New Zealand Herald, December 3, 2018.
- Why old habits are hard to kick in the New Zealand Herald, July 7, 2018.
- The Narada Sting case; Mamata Banerjee and TMC have nothing to fear from CBI, First Post, India, April 18, 2017.
- Men, Women and Corruption, Kathmandu Post, June 5, 2016.
- Are men more altruistic, helpful and chivalrous than women? Probably not. Psychology Today, March 10, 2016.
- All Girls’ Schools show edge, New Zealand Herald, September 17, 2012.
- Women worse at commission selling, New Zealand Herald, September 15, 2012.
- Optimistic beliefs offer escape from recessions, Multiple outlets including Media Release by British Royal Society, 2009.