Tagged: University of Canterbury

Currency controls invite arbitrage - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Sep 29, 2013

Among the items of Departmental Lore handed down through the ages to me, a then recent migrant to the country and member of the Department, were the tales from New Zealand's dark ages of capital controls and import controls. Prior to the reforms of the 1980s, you needed permission from the government to purchase foreign currency as capital controls were … Read More

Glaeser Glaeser Glaeser Glaeser Glaeser GLAESER Glaeser! - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Jun 26, 2013

Mark your calendars: Ed Glaeser delivers the Economics Department's Condliffe Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, 10 July. Ed Glaeser is the world's best urban economist (says me). His book, The Triumph of the City, is the culmination of decades of serious work on urban issues. Do register for his talk and attend. Event Details Presenter: Professor Edward … Read More

Increasing consumer surplus through price increases - The Dismal Science

Seamus Hogan May 07, 2013

As I noted last year, the University of Canterbury administration has this year increased the price of an annual parking permit threefold from (roughly) $100 to $300. This raises the price from what was a subsidised rate to something they calculate as being approximately marginal cost. Needless to say, this is something that the Economics department … Read More

Where's the Best Place for a University? - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Jan 12, 2013

A  debate over whether the University of Canterbury should move back into the Christchurch CBD seems to be starting again in the letters pages of the Christchurch Press. With large areas of empty land now appearing in the CBD after the demolition of many broken buildings some local residents see this as an opportunity to move the university back into … Read More

Congratulations Professor Roy Kerr - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Dec 19, 2012

News out today is that Professor Kerr, an Emeritus Professor at the University of Canterbury, is to be presented the 2013 Albert Einstein Award, given by the Albert Einstein Society in Switzerland for ‘to deserving individuals for outstanding scientific findings, works, or publications related to Albert Einstein’. Previous Einstein Award winners … Read More

It is NOT Chemical-Free - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Oct 03, 2012

Today the Christchurch Press contained an advertising supplement for the University of Canterbury which included articles on various types of research being carried out there. One such area of research is work by Professor Shusheng Pang who in collaboration with various other groups including Scion, AgResearch and Mastaguard has been working on a new building material made from radiata pine … Read More