Welcome to the website of the New Zealand Finance Colloquium
The New Zealand Finance Colloquium was an initiative introduced in 1996 to promote the discussion, dissemination and development of finance related research within New Zealand. The colloquium is an annual event organised and held at universities throughout the country.
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(updated 1 February 2013)
2013 New Zealand Finance Colloquim
The 2013 conference was hosted by the Department of Accountancy and Finance at the University of Otago on the 7th and 8th of February 2013. Continuing with the trend, the Colloquium also incorporated a PhD Symposium with special presentations by Scott Linn from the University of Oklahoma.
2012 Prize Winners
The 2012 colloquium was hosted by the School of Economics and Finance, Massey University at the Albany campus. The event also included a PhD Symposium.
The following prizes were awarded:
PhD Symposium Awards
- The Centre for Finance Services and Markets - best PhD student paper ($750)
Best paper presented at the PhD symposium
Doing Nothing Wrong vs. Doing Nothing Right: The Effect of Peer Pressure on the Dynamic Process of Corporate Social Responsibility
Christo Ferreira, Massey University
NZ Finance Colloquium Awards
- INFINZ - best paper in investment ($1,000)
Best paper on any aspect of investments, Preference is given to papers that have practical implications for investment professionals, Acceptance of this award carries with it a commitment to provide a 2,500-word practitioner-oriented version suitable for publication in the May issue of INFINZ Journal.
Rare Disaster Risk and the Equity Premium Puzzle
Henk Berkman, University of Auckland
Ben Jacobsen, Massey University
John Lee, University of Auckland
- MED/RBNZ/Treasury - best paper in capital market ($1,000)
Best paper on any aspect of capital market operations. Preference is given to papers that contribute to understanding of the organisation and development of New Zealand capital markets.
What drives issue spreads in the New Zealand commercial paper market?
Russell Poskitt, University of Auckland
- ISCR - best paper in financial regulation ($1,000)
Best paper on any aspect of financial regulation. Acceptance of this award carries with it a commitment to provide a 1,500-word summary version suitable for publication in ISCR’s Competition and Regulation Times.
Partisanship and Corporate Performance
Art Durnev, University of Iowa
Jon Garfinkel, University of Iowa
Alexander Molchanov, Massey University
- The New Zealand Centre for Personal Financial Education Prize - ($1,000)
Best paper on personal financial education to include research topics such as financial literacy, financial planning, and the financial behaviour of investors.
The Role of Financial Experience in Creating Financial Knowledge
Bart Frijns, Auckland University of Technology
Aaron Gilbert, Auckland University of Technology
Alireza Tourani-Rad, Auckland University of Technology