After an exhaustive nominations round the final 20 New Zealand economists have been selected. To quote from someone who nominated for this round of “New Zealand’s Sexiest Economist” (NZSE).
At first I thought this was ridiculous. But thinking about the work New Zealand economists do, I think there are a lot of ‘sexy economists’ ~ Anonymous
I’ll be honest, I’m impressed with the list of economists we ended up with from nominations. Looking through the list of people who got into the final twenty, and those who missed out, I see a series of names of people who’s work I enjoy. Sure there are a lot of other economists I’d love to see represented but opportunity cost right!
Here is the poll. The top 20 were selected via the quantity of nominations they received. We had 51 economists nominated, which was pretty exciting! A lot of the nominations were from other economists, and people were incredibly supportive of the quality of each others work when nominating. Compared to the partisan ego fights we all publicly see on US and UK economics blogs, this shows that the economics community in New Zealand is incredibly warm and excited by good work.
To help you make an informed decision, below the poll is a profile section. I am sure that after reading the profile section you will want to vote for all twenty of the candidates, and so below that I’ve included a gallery because … why not!
Who is New Zealand's sexiest economist?
- Marie Marconnet (27%, 273 Votes)
- Özer Karagedikli (16%, 158 Votes)
- Geoff Cooper (15%, 150 Votes)
- Zoe Wallis (12%, 125 Votes)
- Jane Turner (4%, 43 Votes)
- Vladimir Petkov (4%, 38 Votes)
- Chris Green (3%, 30 Votes)
- Kevin Fox (2%, 25 Votes)
- Paul Conway (2%, 23 Votes)
- Steve Stillman (2%, 19 Votes)
- Andrew Coleman (2%, 19 Votes)
- Sharon Zollner (2%, 18 Votes)
- Jean-Pierre de Raad (2%, 17 Votes)
- Adolf Stroombergen (2%, 16 Votes)
- John Gibson (1%, 13 Votes)
- Gareth Kiernan (1%, 9 Votes)
- Darren Gibbs (1%, 8 Votes)
- Dominick Stephens (1%, 7 Votes)
- Jacques Poot (1%, 6 Votes)
- Nick Tuffley (1%, 6 Votes)
Total Voters: 1,003
The poll will run until midnight on Saturday March the 1st.