Mr Brian Silverstone

Brian Silverstone

Research Associate in Economics


Labour Economics, Macroeconomics.

Qualifications: B.Com, M.Com, M.Phil

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Room: MSB.2.09
Phone: +64 7 838 4848

About Brian

Brian Silverstone joined the University of Waikato in 1969 and retired in 2010. He is now a Research Associate in Economics at Waikato Management School. His current research interests include business surveys and labour market behaviour. He has been a visiting scholar at the Universities of York, Bristol, Durham and New South Wales, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, NZIER and NIESR (London).

He is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Waikato, a Life Member of the New Zealand Association of Economists, and a former Editor of the New Zealand Economic Papers and President of the Association of Economists.

Research Interests

Business confidence,
Labour market dynamics,
Macroeconomic analysis,
Relationship between unemployment and output.

Recent Publications

  • Dutu, R., Holmes, M., & Silverstone, B. (2016). Modelling a Regime-Shifting Beveridge curve. Bulletin of Economic Research, 68(1), 90-104. doi:10.1111/boer.12048

  • Silverstone, B. (2014). Inflation targeting in New Zealand: The 1987 Reserve Bank survey questionnaire and related documents (11/14). Working Paper in Economics.

  • Silverstone, B., & Bell, W. (2011). Gross labour market flows in New Zealand: Some questions and answers: Department of Economics Working Paper (15/11). Waikato Management School. Open Access version:

  • Holmes, M. J., & Silverstone, B. (2010). Business confidence and cyclical turning points: a Markov-switching approach. Applied Economics Letters, 17(3), 229-233. doi:10.1080/13504850701720247 Open Access version:

Find more research publications by Brian Silverstone