Our Friends across the Ditch: A Brief Sketch of the New Zealand Academic Economics Profession


  • I am indebted to the comments and input of James Alvey, Tony Endres and Amanda Martin without incriminating any of them.

Alex Millmow, School of Business, University of Ballarat, P.O. Box 663, Mt Helen, VIC 3353. Email: a.millmow@ballarat.edu.au


This paper undertakes a census of how the New Zealand university economics profession changed over a decade. It shows that this small academics economics community has become more professionalised. It also explores whether the profession has become more internationalised in the new millennium.