Les Oxley

Les Oxley (FRSNZ, FMSSANZ, FIEMSS) is Professor in Economics at the University of Canterbury. He is also Adjunct Professor at the University of Western Australia’s School of Economics and School of Mathematics and Statistics, and Adjunct Professor at Chiang Mai University, Thailand.

His current research includes: defining and measuring the size, scale and effects of the ‘knowledge economy’ in New Zealand; the effects of land ownership and sales on the New Zealand economy in the late 19th and early 20th century; measuring and effects of innovation on the New Zealand economy; non-parametric methods applied to forecasting electricity prices; and non-linear cointegration. Some of this work is funded with support from the Royal Society of New Zealand’s Marsden Fund and the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology