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. (2021). Better night lights data, for longer*. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 83(3), 770-791. doi:10.1111/obes.12417

  • Li, C., Gibson, J., & Boe-Gibson, G. (2021). Rising immigration and falling native-born home ownership: A spatial econometric analysis for New Zealand (21/03). Waikato Management School.

  • Gibson, J. (2021). Life expectancy reductions from New Zealand's unbalanced Covid response. Poster session presented at the meeting of 61st Annual Conference of the New Zealand Association of Economists. Wellington, New Zealand. Retrieved from Open Access version:

  • Alimi, O., & Gibson, J. (2021). Self-reported fever may be a poor proxy for the prevalence of Malaria: Evidence from Nigeria and Tanzania on the effect of deforestation on measured Malaria. Poster session presented at the meeting of International Health Economics Association (IHEA) 2021 Congress. Virtual. Open Access version:

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