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NOTICE/CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

 

Annual General Meeting

 

The Law and Economics Association of New Zealand (LEANZ) wishes to give notice to its members of its 2018 Annual General Meeting.

 

Date:                                                      Monday 25 June 2017, 5:30pm

 

Venue:                                                   Russell McVeagh, Level 24, 157 Lambton Quay,
Wellington

 

Nomination for 2018/19 Committee

 

Nominations are sought for the following positions on the LEANZ Executive Committee for 2018/2019: 

 

  • President
  • Vice President (two positions available)
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Committee member (four positions available)

 

Note: The Secretary has been notified of nominations for the four designated officers.  In addition to the elected committee members, the Committee may co-opt up to four non-elected members. The Committee commonly exercises that power to secure particular skills or to represent particular “constituencies” so please do not hesitate to make known your willingness to serve. 

 

The positions will be filled at the AGM.  If competing nominations are received, there will be a vote which may be conducted by post or by email before the AGM.  To nominate, please complete the form available here and return it to the Secretary by post, fax, or email (details below) by 5.00pm on Monday 11 June 2017. An earlier call for nominations should have been circulated, so that date is after the date by which nominations would normally be required.

 

Sophie Harker
LEANZ Secretary
PO Box 993
Wellington

Fax: 044727111

Email: sophie.harker@chapmantripp.com

 

LEANZ Essay Competition 

We are pleased to announce the launch of the inaugural LEANZ Essay Competition.

The competition is open to current or recent under- or post-graduate New Zealand university students of any discipline. We invite academic essays that approach a legal or public policy issue using an economic analysis (or specifically addresses the failings of such an analysis). Economic analysis means an analysis focussing on efficiency of outcomes and the incentives on the subjects of the rule or policy in question. The essay should recognise the significance of legal instruments and institutions in creating or moulding the incentives. Please note that only sole-authored papers are eligible for entry.

A first prize of $3,000 will be offered together with the opportunity to present the work at a LEANZ seminar event in 2018. A discretionary prize of $1,500 may be awarded to a high-quality runner up. 

Entries closed on 8 May 2018. Judging is progressing. 

Please see flyer with full entry criteria here. Entries and/or expressions of interest can be sent to Andreas.Heuser@castalia-advisors.com and info@leanz.org 

 

 

Next Wellington seminar

 Speaker: Dr Isabelle Sin

Topic: Evidence on the Gender Pay Gap

Date: Tuesday, 22 May 2018 (from 5:30 pm)

Venue:  Bell Gully, Level 21, 171 Featherston Street, Wellington

 RSVP: Eventbrite link
 
or

andreas.heuser@castalia-advisors.com

 

 

 

Next Auckland seminar

 Speaker: Dr Andrew Coleman

Topic: Tax reform and the housing market: why retirement income taxes are key

Date: Tuesday, 3 April 2018 (from 5:30 pm)

Venue:  KPMG Auckland, 18 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Auckland

 RSVP: Eventbrite link

or

richard.meade@cognitus.co.nz

 

 

LEANZ Visiting Scholar 2017 

 

Slides from the seminars delivered by the 2017 LEANZ Visiting Scholar, Professor Justus Haucap, are now available here.

 


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