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

  • Ameye, H., De Weerdt, J., & Gibson, J. (2021). Measuring macro- and micronutrient consumption in multi-purpose surveys: Evidence from a survey experiment in Tanzania. Food Policy, online, 17 pages. doi:10.1016/j.foodpol.2021.102042

  • Gibson, J. (2021). Lockdowns only slightly postponed deaths in New Zealand. Poster session presented at the meeting of 61st Annual Conference of the New Zealand Association of Economists. Wellington, New Zealand. Open Access version:

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

  • Gibson, J., Olivia, S., Boe-Gibson, G., & Li, C. (2021). Which night lights data should we use in economics, and where?. Journal of Development Economics, 149, 12 pages. doi:10.1016/j.jdeveco.2020.102602

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