Professor John Gibson

John Gibson

Professor of Economics


Development Economics, Economic Modeling and Econometrics, Industrial Economics, Information and communication technology, Labour Economics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Qualitative Research, Urban and Regional Economics.

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Room: MSB.2.15
Phone: +64 7 838 4289

Papers Taught

About John

Professor John Gibson previously taught at the University of Canterbury and Williams College, was a research visitor at the Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford and is an Associate Researcher at the LICOS Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance at KU Leuven. He received his PhD from Stanford University and has since worked around the world in countries like Cambodia, China, India, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Tonga, Vanuatu, and Vietnam. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand and a Distinguished Fellow of the New Zealand Association of Economists and of the Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.

Research Interests

Development, labour and the international economy,
Panel econometrics,
Poverty analysis.

Recent Publications

  • Gibson, J. (2022). Rebuttal of Hendy, Wiles, Binny and Plank. New Zealand Economic Papers, 56(1), 36-40. doi:10.1080/00779954.2022.2034177

  • Gibson, J. (2022). Hard, not early: putting the New Zealand Covid-19 response in context. New Zealand Economic Papers, 56(1), 1-8. doi:10.1080/00779954.2020.1842796

  • Gibson, J., Kim, B., & Boe-Gibson, G. (2022). How effective are sanctions on North Korea? Popular DMSP night-lights data may bias evaluations due to blurring and poor low-light detection: Working Paper in Economics (22/6). Waikato Management School.

  • Gibson, J., Jiang, Y., & Susantoo, B. (2022). Revisiting the role of secondary towns: Effects of different types of urban growth on poverty in Indonesia: Working Paper in Economics (22/5). Waikato Management School.

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