Australasian Meeting

Jul 9 - 11, 2008

New Zealand

The 2008 Econometric Society Australasian Meeting will be held in on 9-11 July, 2008 in Wellington, New Zealand and serves as a symposium to mark the life and work of AWH Phillips. The New Zealand  Association of Economists (NZAE) and the Australasian Standing Committee of the Econometric Society (ESASC) felt that 2008, the 50th anniversary of the Phillips curve paper, would be an appropriate time to celebrate the life and work of the late Bill Phillips.

Of course, Phillips' career embraced much more than just the curve that came to carry his name. His work embraced economic modelling, including stabilisation policy, economic dynamics, continuous time modelling, economic development, with a particular interest in China, and of course, the famous MONIAC machine.

The program will consist of a number of keynote speakers as well as contributed papers and special sessions broadly themed around Phillips fields of interest. Abstracts are due 28 February, 2008.  The deadline for full paper submission is 30 April, 2008. Further information is available on the conference website: The Program Committee is co-chaired by Bob Buckle (New Zealand Treasury) and John Gibson (University of Waikato). The local Steering Committee welcomes you on behalf of the International Advisory Board for this event. We hope you will plan to participate in an outstanding event, to hear world class speakers and visit New Zealand's exciting capital city.

At least one co-author must be a member of the Econometric Society or must join prior to submission.  This can be done electronically at