Institute for Governance and Policy Studies

antong

Contact Details


Mobile: +64 21 293 9322;
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Email: antong.victorio@vuw.ac.nz antong@post.harvard.edu

Title

Senior Associate

Profile

Dr Antong Victorio, who also writes as Andres G. Victorio, previously taught economics and quantitative methods as Senior Lecturer in Economics and Public Policy.  His many published contributions have helped to foster an understanding of financial crises, fiscal policy, non-market insurance, school leaving, trade liberalisation, externalities with altruism, the consumer price index, bargaining in housing demand and union power in the face of globalisation. He is the author of Applied Models in Public Policy (2005), and The Benefits and Wider Costs of Leaving School (2006), co-editor of The New Zealand CPI at 100: History and Interpretation (2014) and has served as editor of the Journal of Business and Governance.  His research methods include cost-benefit and economic analysis, statistics, econometrics, decision methods and micro-simulations.

Education

Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Master of Public Policy (MPP)
Boston College, PhD in Economics

Selected Publications

Victorio, A., “Nga Haerenga, The Great Rides of the New Zealand Cycle Trails: Some Benefits in Relation to Costs”, Downloadable at http://www.mbie.govt.nz/info-services/ sectors-industries/tourism/documents-image-library/folder-nga-haerenga-new-zealand-cycle-trail-nzct/independent-cost-benefit-analysis.pdf. August 2016.
______“The CPI versus a Cost of Living Index: Some Sources of Bias”, In Victorio, A., and Forbes, S. (Eds.), The New Zealand CPI at 100: History and Interpretation. Wellington, Victoria University Press, 2014. 
______“Conceptualising the CPI: A Note”, In Victorio, A., and Forbes, S. (Eds.), The New Zealand CPI at 100: History and Interpretation. Wellington, Victoria University Press, 2014, with Gary Hawke.

______“Union Wages, Strikes and Profits”, Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 19, No. 6, March 2012, pp. 517-520, with Stephen Blumenfeld. 
______“Trade Liberalization and Union Power”, International Advances in Economic Research, Vol. 17, No. 3, August 2011, pp. 366-367, with Stephen Blumenfeld.
______“A Game-Theoretic Approach to Hedonic Housing Prices”, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 67, July 2010, pp. 1-4, with Cielito Habito and Michael Santos.
______“Hedonic Prices from Sequential Bargaining”, Published Conference Paper, The New Zealand Association of Economists’ 50th Conference, Wellington, 1-3 July 2009. (www.nzae.org.nz/conferences/2009/pdfs/Hedonic_Prices_From_Sequential_Bargaining.pdf)
______“Altruism and Externalities”, Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 16, No. 15, October 2009, pp. 1529-1531. 
______“Do Free-Trade Agreements Really Work?”, Published Conference Paper, The New Zealand Association of Economists’ 50th Conference, Wellington, 1-3 July 2009. (www.nzae.org.nz/conferences/2009/pdfs/Do_FreeTrade_Agreements_Really_Work.pdf)
______“Union Membership with Import Liberalization”, International Journal of Business, Finance and Management Sciences. Vol. 1, No. 2,  July 2009, pp. 116-120, with Stephen Blumenfeld and Aaron Crawford.
______"Some Estimates for the Effect of Removing Import Tariffs", International Advances in Economic Research, Vol. 15, No. 1, February 2009, pp.138-139. 
______“Institutional Analysis of Strategic Choice: Development of a Conceptual Framework”, Singapore Management Review, Vol. 30, No. 2, July 2008, pp. 47-72, with Hernan Roxas, Val Lindsay and Nick Ashill.
______"The Effect of a Free Trade Agreement Upon Agricultural Imports", International Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 3, No. 4, Fall 2008, pp. 253-256, with Montita Rungswang.
______“Asymmetric Information Bargaining and Housing Characteristics”, Journal of Business and Governance, Vol. 10, No. 2, December 2008,  pp. 63-67. 
______“Rationalizing Social Security”, Journal of Business and Governance, Vol. 10, No. 2, December 2008,  pp. 129-137. 
______“Nature versus Nurture in Lupus Infection Risks”, Journal of Business and Governance, Vol. 10, No. 2, December 2008, pp. 107-113, with Sandra Navarra.
______“Outsourcing Through Contingent Labour”, Journal of Business and Governance, Vol. 10, No. 2, December 2008,  pp. 19-26, with Valerie Alcala and Tina Tan-Cruz. 
______“Search Theory and Subsidized Housing Demand in New Zealand”, Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 14, No. 6, May 2007, pp. 395-399. 
______"Search-theoretic Motives in Housing Demand", Conference Paper of the Economic Science Association, Hongkong, China, January 25, 2006.
______“Contemporary Economic Games”, Policy Quarterly Vol. 1 No. 3 (July 2005).
Wellington, Victoria University. 
______“Non-Market Insurance and Intrafamily Transfers”, Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 9, No. 2, February 2002, pp. 99-102. 
______“The Asian Economic Crisis: Lessons for Small and Medium Enterprises”, in Asian Small and Medium Enterprises: Challenges in the 21st Century, M.A. Abdullah, ed., Delhi: Wisdom House, 2001, pp. 115-123.
______“Microsimulation and Corporate Income Taxation”, Journal of Business and Governance, Vol. 2, No. 2, July-December 2000, pp.1-8. 
______“Understanding the Asian Crisis: Recommendations for Policy”, Asian Studies Institute Working Paper 6, (March 1999). Wellington, Victoria University. 
______“The 1997 Asian Currency Crisis: Panic and Fundamentals”, Victoria Economic Commentaries Vol. 15 No. 2 (November 1998): 6-10. Wellington, Victoria University.
______“Search, Housing Demand and New Zealand Economic Reforms”, Conference Paper of the American Economic Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, January 5, 1997. 
______“The Rate of Return to Superannuation and Adverse Incentives”, Public Sector  Vol. 20 no. 2 (June 1997), Institute of Public Administration, Wellington.
______“Water Demand and the Pricing of Common Property”, Public Sector  Vol. 18 no. 4 (December 1995), Institute of Public Administration, Wellington.
______“Motives Behind Helping Parents”,  Conference Paper of the American Economic Association, Boston, Massachusetts, January 4, 1994. 
______“Wealth, Bequests and Attention”, Economics Letters 42 (1993): 149-154, with Richard Arnott.