Mark J. Holmes

Mark Holmes

Professor of Economics


Economics; Energy; International Finance; Labour Market

Qualifications: BA (Hons), MSc, PhD (Economics)

Contact Details

Room: MSB.2.20
Phone: +64 7 838 4454

Papers Taught

About Mark

Mark's research interests include applied macroeconomics as well as the behaviour of interest rates, real estate and energy markets. Recent and older publications include studies of the labour market, interest rate behaviour, inflation targeting and house prices. Mark received his PhD in Economics from the University of Dundee, and has previously been employed by the University of Dundee and then Loughborough University in the UK. Mark has previously served as President of the New Zealand of Association of Economists and as Editor-in-Chief of New Zealand Economic Papers.

Recent Publications

  • Holmes, M., Otero, J., & Panagiotidis, T. (2019). Property heterogeneity and convergence club formation among local house prices. Journal of Housing Economics, 43, 1-13. doi:10.1016/j.jhe.2018.09.002

  • Holmes, M. J., & Otero, J. (2019). The Beveridge Curve across US states: New insights from a pairwise approach. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, online 20, 20 pages. doi:10.1111/obes.12337

  • Hu, J., Jiang, H., & Holmes, M. (2019). Government subsidies and corporate investment efficiency: Evidence from China. Emerging Markets Review, online, 100658. doi:10.1016/j.ememar.2019.100658

  • Holmes, M. J., Iregui, A. M., & Otero, J. (2019). Interest rate convergence across maturities: Evidence from bank data in an emerging market economy. North American Journal of Economics and Finance, 49, 57-70. doi:10.1016/j.najef.2019.03.008

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