Past event: 2018 Public Economics Research Day

An overview of the 2018 Public Economics Research Day.

  • When: Tuesday 10 April 2018 Time: 9.30am - 4.45pm
  • Where: Rutherford House, 23 Lambton Quay, Pipitea, Mezzanine Floor, Room MZ05

The Public Economics Research Day brought together scholars from across New Zealand and Australia to share recent research on topics such as tax compliance, elasticities of taxable income, optimal income tax reforms, etc. Presenters include Dr Peer Skov (AUT), Professor Robert Breunig (ANU), Dr Christian Gillitzer (University of Sydney).

Objective: Providing an opportunity for informal interaction among public economics/finance researchers and other interested parties in New Zealand and Australia. Key objectives were:

  • knowledge sharing: to bring participants up-to-date on our recent PE research
  • to facilitate feedback on specific pieces of work
  • to share plans for future research including opportunities for collaboration
  • to help promote a public economics community of officials and researchers in New Zealand and Australia

You can view the outline programme here.


1. The Use of Third-Party Information Reporting for Tax.  Deductions: Evidence and Implications from Charitable Deductions in Denmark

2. Estimating Elasticities of Taxable Income in Australia

3. Does Measurement Error Bias Survey-Based Estimates of Income Under-reporting? Evidence from New Zealand

4. Nudging Businesses to Pay Their Taxes: Does the Timing of Reminder Letters Matter?

5. Using Tax Microsimulation to Estimate Optimal Income Tax Reforms in New Zealand