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This paper is compulsory. Students will select a project from a list offered by lecturers. Students may suggest topics of their own though they will need to find a lecturer willing to supervise their project.The following is the list of 2014 projects undertaken by students in ECON680 and FINC680:• An Empirical Study of the Effects of the Market Maker’s Quote on Trading Flow• Do High Housing Prices Affect Fertility and Family Size in New Zealand? Theory and Evidence• Has It Paid to be a Stock Market Optimist?• Do Deadlines Increase Charitable Giving?• Testing the Importance of Non-Verbal Communication• The Costs of Prohibition: the Law and Economics of New Zealand’s Organ Transplant Regime• Teen Births in New Zealand• Bank Integration and Transmission of Financial Shocks: Evidence from Japan• Core Inflation• Comparative Energy Markets: The Context and Effects of the Subsidisation of Renewable Energy in the New Zealand and European Union Energy Markets• Global Stock Markets in the Last 100 Years: Performance, Market Efficiency, and Integration• An application of Principal Component Analysis to Stock Portfolio Management
Subject to approval of the Head of Department
Domestic fee $1,985.00
International Postgraduate fees
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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Department of Economics and Finance.