Blogging from me has been very quiet this year, owing to a combination of it being my more intensive teaching semester and working on the 2012 annual conference of the New Zealand Association of Economists.
So in lieu of a regular post, let me use this forum to shill for the conference. It is being held in Palmerston North from Wednesday June 27 - Friday June 29. Early-Bird registration closes on Thursday so be in quick. To register, go to the conference website here and follow the link to on-line registration.
Followers of New Zealand economics blogs will find some familiar material. I packaging up some of my tax posts into a paper; Eric will be talking about minimum wages; and Sam Richardson of Fair Play and Forward Passes, will be talking about some of his work on over-egging the economic benefits of sports stadia and the like. James Z from TVHE, and Bill-Kaye Blake from Groping Towards Bethlehem are also presenting papers. Finally, we are also featuring a round-table discussion on the impact economics blogs, featuring all the above authors plus Matt Nolan of TVHE. Berk Ozler from the World Bank, who blogs at their site, will lead off the session with a paper quantifying the impact of economics blogs.
It would be great to meet followers of the blogsphere in PN.