Dr Les Oxley is Professor of Economics at the University of Waikato’s Management School; and is ranked in the top 2% of economists worldwide over the last 10 years.
Les is an Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand since 2006, who has received seven Marsden grants and published on a wide range of research topics.
Les is currently engaged in research on the circular economy and sustainable economic development; the effects of COVID-19 on financial markets; and the effects of colonisation on the wellbeing of all New Zealanders.
He also applied his expertise on intergenerational wellbeing to the New Zealand Treasury, in relation to developing the new Living Standards Framework.
He is an associate investigator of Te Pūnaha Matatini, the Aotearoa New Zealand Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) for Complex Systems; and research leader on the MBIE-funded project, Āmiomio Aotearoa: A Circular Economy for New Zealand.
He is also an Affiliate at Motu; Adjunct Professor at Curtin University; Research Associate at the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA); and Research Affiliate at the Centre for Economic History (CEH) ANU.