Research and publications

Information for researchers and academics, including staff publications, current vacancies at the School of Economics and Finance, and journal rankings.

Research and publications

The School of Economics and Finance has an active research environment with very strong links to business, government and financial institutions in Wellington and wider New Zealand. Our School staff have a wide range of research interests and are currently involved in several major research projects.

Staff publish a wide variety of scholarly articles, books, case studies, chapters, edited collections, monographs, reports as well as attending conferences.

Access to individual staff member contact details and biographical information is available by selecting an individual from the staff list . Each staff member's publications are also listed on these pages. You can also find out more about the University's research programmes at Research at Victoria University of Wellington.

Academic careers and research visitors

Interested in a position within the School of Economics and Finance? Have a look at our list of current vacancies. Enquiries about visiting positions or sabbaticals should be directed to the Head of School, Jack Robles.

Australian business deans council journal rankings

In April 2008, the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) created a ranking of 2,498 business (and business-related) journals. The ABDC classified 38 Economics journals, and seven Finance journals, as A*.

An A* journal is defined by the ABDC as “Best or leading journal in its field - publishes outstanding, original and rigorous research that will shape the field. Acceptance rates are typically low and the editorial board is dominated by leading scholars in the field or subfield, including from top institutions in the world. Where relevant to the field or subfield, the journal has the highest impact factors or other indices of high reputation.”

A* journal outputs since 2000 in the School of Economics and Finance can be found here.

Other journal rankings and impact factors

The ABDC provides only one set of journal rankings available and respected internationally. As with all rankings there is an element of subjectivity involved in the ranking process. Also, leading generalist and field journals are found the below A* ranked journals. SEF celebrates publications of excellence of its staff in the variety of journals and books staff publish research in. Moreover, of increasing concern in academia is the impact that academic research has. Wherever one publishes, it is of importance that ones research is noticed amongst ones peers. Information of the impact of SEF staff can be derived from the information provided through Scopus and through Publish or Perish.