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School of Economics and Finance

The School of Economics and Finance is a New Zealand centre of expertise for the areas of finance, banking, economics and property. We have a strong focus on applied research and business consultancy and actively seek the participation of all relevant sectors of New Zealand society.

We aim to conduct our activities fairly, effectively and in accordance with recognised ethical standards, providing a productive environment for both staff and students.


Study at the School of Economics and Finance

Massey’s economics, finance and property programmes are industry-relevant and applied. You will be taught by some of New Zealand’s leading practitioners and learn the application of techniques in real world environments, like our Trading Room – the only one of its kind in a New Zealand university.


We conduct an internationally-recognised research programme. We are also involved in or lead several renowned research centres in the areas of applied and theoretical economics, financial services, public policy evaluation, financial literacy, real estate, social innovation and sustainable development.


Find out more about the Massey study programmes, research, facilities, services and people working in the School of Economics and Finance's areas of specialisation.

Meet our graduates


Auckland campus

In Auckland Massey’s campus is in Albany on the North Shore. The School of Economics and Finance is based in the Quadrangle Building B, Level 2.

Building on Massey''s Auckland campus

Manawatū campus

The School of Economics and Finance administration and teaching team’s offices are located in the Business Studies West building in the centre of Massey’s Manawatū campus in Palmerston North.

Wellington campus

In Wellington we have a smaller number of staff, predominantly teaching staff. The Westpac Massey Fin-Ed Centre is also based in Wellington.

Pyramid on Massey University''s Wellington campus

Research centres and groups

    New Zealand Centre for Macroeconomics

    The Centre, led by Massey University, brings together researchers from universities and industry in New Zealand and around the world. Projects focus on policy-oriented projects of international, national and regional macroeconomics.

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    Real Estate Analysis Unit

    The Real Estate Analysis Unit at Massey University leads research in New Zealand around the property market. The group produces the Home Affordability Report which is frequently cited in the media and in academic journals, and the New Zealand Residential Rental Survey. The research is freely available and they also offer consultancy or bespoke research services.

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    Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Centre

    The New Zealand Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Centre (SIERC) is a hub for interdisciplinary academic research in social innovation and entrepreneurship.

    The Centre investigates the application of ideas to areas of social value and entrepreneurial action by organisations and individuals that creates significant social value.

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    Westpac Massey Fin-Ed Centre

    The Westpac Massey Financial Education (Fin-Ed) Centre works to help New Zealanders become more financially savvy by improving their knowledge, attitudes and behaviour towards money. The Fin-Ed Centre is globally unique for the breadth of its work around financial literacy, covering education, research and consultancy. We undertake research and run courses for both groups and individuals.

    Westpac Massey Fin-Ed Centre


    Foreign exchange board

    The School runs a series of regular seminars showcasing latest the economics, finance and property research from Massey academics and visiting speakers.

    Accreditation and rankings


    The School of Economics and Finance is a member of the Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT). The group is concerned with leveraging trade, investment and innovation as powerful engines for growth and sustainable development in the Asia and the Pacific.

    International flags


    Martin Berka

    Head of the School of Economics and Finance


    Martin's research is focused on international finance, open-economy macroeconomics and monetary economics. His research has been published in leading economic journals, including in the American Economic Review, Canadian Journal of Economics, and Economic Policy.

    Martin is a founder of the New Zealand Centre of Macroeconomics, a Fellow of Asian Bureau for Financial and Economic Research at National University of Singapore, a co-director of an Open Economy Macroeconomics Research Programme at the Australian National University, and is a research associate at Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

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    Massey Business School

    The School of Economics and Finance is one of five interconnected schools within the Massey Business School.

    Massey Business School