Assistant Governor and Head of Economics
John is the Assistant Governor and Head of Economics at the Reserve
He has held posts at Victoria University of Wellington, the International
Monetary Fund and National Bank of New Zealand.
He has also spent time as a visiting scholar at the International Monetary
Fund and taught at the World Bank Institute.
He gained a BSc and MCom from the University of Auckland and a PhD from Yale
Current research interests:
- Monetary policy
- Business cycles
- Commodity prices
- “Is there an unobserved components common cycle for Australasia?
Implications for a Common Currency,” (with V. B. Hall), New Zealand
Economic Papers, Forthcoming.
- “A Quarterly post-Second World War real GDP Series for New
Zealand,” (with V. B. Hall), New Zealand Economic Papers, 45, 3,
- “Unobserved Components Business Cycles for New Zealand. What Are They,
and What Might Drive Them?” (with V. B. Hall), Economic Record,
2011, 87, 294-317.
- “The New Zealand Business Cycle,” (with V. B. Hall),
Econometric Theory, 2009, 25,