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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.

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 close on Monday, 7 May 2018.

Please see flyer with full entry criteria here.



Next Wellington seminar

 Speaker: Professor Quentin Grafton

Topic: Innovations and Incentives in the Blue Economy

Date: 6 November 2017 (from 5:30 pm)

Venue:  Russell McVeagh, Level 24 Dimension Data House, 157 Lambton Quay, Wellington

 RSVP: Eventbrite





Next Auckland seminar

 Speaker: Tim Cowen

Topic: Concentration in the Tech and Telecoms sector: Is it Necessary to Regulate Oligopoly?

Date: 16 October 2017 (from 5:30 pm)

Venue:  Bell Gully, Level 21, Vero Centre, 48 Shortland street

 RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/leanz-auckland-seminar-concentration-in-the-tech-and-telecoms-sector-is-it-necessary-to-regulate-tickets-38487572365





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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