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Research institute appoints new head

Media Release 15 December 2003

Research institute appoints new head

The New Zealand Institute for the Study of Competition and Regulation (ISCR) at Victoria University of Wellington has appointed Professor Glenn Boyle as its new executive director.

He takes up this position in his capacity as a newly appointed professor at Victoria University.

Professor Boyle is currently Professor of Finance at the University of Otago's School of Business.

He will replace current executive director Professor Lewis Evans who has held the position since the establishment of ISCR in February 1998. Professor Evans will continue his association with the Institute on a part-time basis.

Professor Boyle is a 44 year old New Zealander with distinguished academic credentials.

ISCR chairman Adrian Orr says Professor Boyle’s appointment consolidates the Institute’s work between business and academia.

“Professor Boyle will further develop the research base of the Institute which aims to build a better understanding of the New Zealand economy, its institutions, and its domestic and international markets,” he said.

“Professor Boyle’s strong background in finance will see a broadening and strengthening of the Institute in the areas of banking and finance.”

The new executive director will take up the position on 1 March 2004.

*attached biographical details

New Zealand Institute for the Study of Competition and Regulation

New Executive Director

Biographical Details

Professor Glenn Boyle has held the position of Professor of Finance at the University of Otago's School of Business since 1991. For the last two years he has also been Consulting Principal with global expert services firm LECG Asia-Pacific.

He holds a PhD in finance from the University of Texas and an MA (First Class Honours) in economics from the University of Canterbury.

From 1983 he studied at the University of Texas in the United States and went on to become Assistant Professor of Finance at the Louisiana State University in 1987.

He has consulted to Treasury, World Bank, Reserve Bank, Commerce Commission and worked as an economist with the Reserve Bank of New Zealand in the early 1980s. He sat on the NZ Debt management Office (Treasury) Advisory Board. From 1995-2001.

Professor Boyle has published articles in a number of leading finance and economics journals, including American Economic Review, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, and Journal of Political Economy.

His current research interests include real options theory, corporate governance and executive compensation, and the economics of popular investment advice.

Professor Boyle is married with three children.

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