Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 

Leading economist appointed to Research Centre


Leading economist appointed to Stout Research Centre

Distinguished economist and social statistician Dr Brian Easton has been appointed as the 2008 J. D. Stout Research Fellow to Victoria University's Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies.

A well-known public commentator on a wide range of economic and social topics, most notably as the economic columnist of The New Zealand Listener, Dr Easton will use the fellowship to write a history of New Zealand from an economic perspective.

Funded by the Stout Trust, the J. D. Stout Fellowship is awarded yearly to a scholar of high-standing in order to foster research in New Zealand society, history and culture by providing the Fellow with an opportunity to work within an academic environment for the year of tenure.

Centre Director Professor Lydia Wevers says the Centre is delighted to welcome Dr Easton, as an independent scholar with a prolific publication record spanning four decades. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the New Zealand Economics Association (2006), a Fellow of the Royal Statistics Society, a Chartered Statistician, an Honorary Fellow of the Centre for Social and Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation at Massey University, and an Adjunct Professor of the Institute for Public Policy at the Auckland University of Technology.

Some of his more recent works include: Globalisation and the Wealth of Nations (Auckland University Press 2007); The Nationbuilders (Auckland University Press, 2001); In Stormy Seas: The Post-War New Zealand Economy (University of Otago Press, 1997); Towards a Political Economy of New Zealand: The Tectonics of History (Hocken Library, 1994).

He features in Laurence Simmons’ (editor) recently-published book Speaking Truth to Power: Public Intellectuals Rethink New Zealand (AUP), which is centred on eleven interviews with leading New Zealand intellectuals including James Belich, Jane Kelsey, Nicky Hager, Marilyn Waring and the late Michael King.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 


Howard Davis: Emerald Fennell's Promising Young Woman'


The Guardian needed not one, but three reviews to do justice to Fennell's unsettling approach, which indicates exactly how ambiguous and controversial its message really is. More>>


Howard Davis: Jill Trevelyan's Rita Angus

Although Angus has become one of Aotearoa’s best-loved painters, the story of her life remained little known and poorly understood before Jill Trevelyan's acclaimed and revelatory biography, which won the Non Fiction Award at the Montana New Zealand Book Awards in 2009, and has now been republished by Te Papa press. More>>

Howard Davis: The Back of the Painting

Painting conservators are the forensic pathologists of the art world. While they cannot bring their subjects back to life, they do provide fascinating insights into the precise circumstances of a painting's creation, its material authenticity, and constructive methodology. More>>


Howard Davis: Black Panthers on the Prowl

A passionate and gripping political drama from Shaka King, this is an informative and instructive tale of human frailty that centers around the charismatic Chicago Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, who was murdered at the age of twenty-one during a police raid. More>>

Howard Davis: Controlling the High Ground

Stephen Johnson's raw and angry film not only poses important questions with scrupulous authenticity, but also provides a timely reminder of the genocidal consequences of casual bigotry and xenophobia. More>>

Howard Davis: Dryzabone - Robert Conolly's The Dry

After the terrible devastation caused by last year’s bushfires, which prompted hundreds of Australians to shelter in the ocean to escape incineration and destroyed uncountable amounts of wildlife, The Dry has been released during a totally different kind of dry spell. More>>


Howard Davis: Hit the Road, Jack - Chloé Zhao's Nomadland

Nomadland is perhaps the ultimately 'road' movie as it follows a group of dispossessed and disenfranchised vagabonds who find a form of communal refuge in camp sites and trailer parks after the economic contraction of 2008. More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland