Graduate Students - NZ Experimental Economics Laboratory - College of Business and Economics - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Graduate Students

Current Graduate Students

Rosie Bolderston

Rosie Bolderston
Rosie is currently working towards her Masters degree having completed her Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Media and Communications in 2013.  Rosie is interested in the economics of charity and is currently looking at the effect of deadlines on charitable donations.

Rebecca Brook

Rebecca Brook
Rebecca completed a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics at the University of Canterbury in 2013. She is now working towards her Masters degree in Economics. Her research interests involve both economics and psychology, where her research project is trying to examine whether non-verbal communication increases trustworthiness.

Katarina Dankova

Katarína Danková
A native of Slovakia, Katarína holds a Masters degree in Economics and International Business Management. She arrived at Canterbury in March 2012 to work on her PhD degree. Her dissertation research explores the importance of entitlements for reciprocal behaviour. In her current project she experimentally studies how workers’ concerns for equity depend on their perceptions of procedural fairness in organisational decision-making.

CV
2012 College of Business and Economics Best Research Poster Award
[Poster] [Photo]

  • "The House Money Effect and Negative Reciprocity," (with Maroš Servátka), Journal of Economic Psychology, forthcoming. [download]

 Economics team studying workers' comparing wages

Annie Hsiao

Annie Hsiao
In 2013, Annie graduated from the University of Canterbury with a first class Honours degree in Psychology. In her project Annie tested cross-cultural comparison of risk-taking in investment choices, especially the underlying reason that New Zealanders prefer to buy a house as their main choice in investment. In March 2014, she started to work on her PhD degree. Her dissertation explores whether overconfidence impairs people’s ability to make optimal decisions.

Shanshan Wei

Shanshan Wei
After graduating from Victoria University of Wellington in 2012 with a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics and Finance, Shanshan moved to the University of Canterbury. She is currently working  towards her Masters degree in Economics. In her Masters project she studies the importance of social influence in charitable giving.

Daniel Woods

Daniel Woods
In 2010, Daniel graduated from the University of Canterbury with a first class Honours degree in Economics.  In his project Daniel experimentally tested whether people update their beliefs as predicted by the psychological forward induction. His thesis received the highest score of all honours theses that year. In 2013 he completed his Masters degree, receiving a grade of A+. In his Master's thesis, he experimentally tested self-serving generosity and how people respond when altruism is self-serving.  Currently, he is working towards editing his thesis for publication in an academic journal.

[Poster] [Media Release]

Former Students

 

Tim Bathurst
Tim graduated from Canterbury in 2008 with a first class Honours degree in Economics. In his honours project Tim developed and experimentally tested a conjecture that giving workers the opportunity to select their target group output will increase the effort level of workers paid using a forcing contract. The conjecture was based on an idea that a worker who selects a certain target may be sending a signal to the other workers in his group.Tim's thesis received the highest score of all honours theses that year. After graduating, Tim took up a position in research at the macroeconomic consultancy Medley Global Advisors, initially working in their branch in Christchurch. After a year he was sent to the company's headquarters in New York where he worked as an analyst. After 6 months in that role, Tim was promoted to a Global market strategist. In this role he works closely with Medley's clients at Hedge Funds, Investment Banks, Institutional Investors and Asset Managers and spreads his time between New York and London.

 

Joanne Laban
After graduating from Canterbury in 2007 with an Honours degree in Economics, Joanne spent three years working as a Statistical Analyst for Statistics New Zealand. In 2010 she moved to the United Kingdom, where she completed a Masters in behavioural economics at the University of Nottingham. Currently she is working towards a PhD degree in experimental economics at the University of Exeter. Her research interests include behavioural economics, game theory, and development economics. In her PhD dissertation Joanne is investigating the role of cultural background in economic decision making.

Alecia Love Alecia Love
Alecia graduated from the University of Canterbury in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Psychology. She is particularly interested in the area of behavioural economics as it can be applied to many different aspects of life and work. Alecia currently holds a graduate position in the advisory division at KPMG in Wellington.
Rosie Parry Rosie Parry
Rosie completed a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Chemistry in 2011and obtained an Honours degree in Economics in 2012. Rosie's main research interest is in water markets. For her honours research exercise she experimentally studied the impact of storage across periods on the efficiency of the market and how the overallocation of water affects the market price. After graduating, Rosie took up a Policy Analyst role with the Marine Environment Team at the Ministry for the Environment.
David Potter David Potter
David completed his Bachelors' degree in Economics in 2012 and his Honours degree in 2013. His research interests lie at the intersection of game theory and experimental economics. David's honours project explored a methodological issue whether or not knowing the exact number of tasks in a multiple task experiment matters.
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