Sam Richardson

Dr Sam Richardson has been at Massey University since 1994 when he began as a first year student studying Applied Economics. He was a Graduate Assistant in 1998, an Assistant Lecturer from 1999-2001 and has been a Lecturer since 2002. he has taught several papers, predominantly principles and intermediate microeconomics papers. He been fortunate to receive a number of Massey teaching awards throughout my career. He blogs for The Dismal Science.

Why I love sport - The Dismal Science

Oct 03, 2012

It is possible for economists to have a non-dismal side. I double as a sports economist and a sports fan, and often do both at the same time. I find this an ideal combination, especially when the teams I follow do well (or, as is usually the case, do b...

Auckland stadium review - The Dismal Science

Sep 26, 2012

This column by Herald columnist Brian Rudman stirred me into action this afternoon with the upcoming decision on what to do with Auckland's stadium situation.On the one hand, as Brian points out, the decision is easy if you subscribe to the efficiency-...

Don’t believe the hype - The Dismal Science

Sep 04, 2012

In preparation for an interview with Close Up that will appear on TV One some time next week, I took the liberty of drawing up an interview 'cheat sheet' with key reasons why people shouldn't get swept away in the euphoria that surrounds the announceme...

Stadiums and the broken window fallacy - The Dismal Science

Sep 04, 2012

One of my colleagues here in the School of Economics and Finance has forwarded me this link, and I have to confess that I haven't actually come across this before! I'm very pleased that I now know of it, as the broken window fallacy seems to fit the ec...