Dr Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy

BA, BCom (Hons), PhD (Auckland)


Ryan joined the department in July 2014. Prior to this he was a Research Economist in the Office of the Chief Statistician at the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) in Washington, D.C. Ryan is the Director of the Centre for Applied Research in Economics (CARE) and Deputy Head of Department.

Research | Current

Ryan is an econometrician working in both the theoretical and applied fields of the discipline. His theoretical research focusses primarily on developing methods for forecasting panel data structures. In 2016 he was awarded a Marsden Grant with Professor Peter Phillips to further develop these methods. His work in econometric theory has appeared in the top field journals in the discipline, including the Journal of Econometrics and Econometric Theory. His applied research focusses on urban and regional economics, international finance, and macro labour, and has appeared in top field and general interest journals, including the Journal of Urban Economics and the International Economic Review.


  • Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Fund Grant, Principal Investigator. $705,000, 2017-2020
  • University of Auckland Foundation. $50,000, 2017-2020.

Teaching | Current

The Economics of Labour Markets ECON 302

Econometrics 2 ECON 723

Introduction to Econometrics ECON 221

Applied Econometrics ECON 322

Postgraduate supervision

Doctoral Students (completed)

  • Daan Steenkamp, Co-supervisor, 2017.
  • Tony So, Co-supervisor, 2017.
  • Huixian Zhang, Main Supervisor, 2018.

Doctoral Students (ongoing)

  • Kade Sorensen, Main Supervisor (expected June 2020)
  • Yun So, Main supervisor (expected May 2021)
  • Yury Chernykh, Co-supervisor
  • Mohammad Salimifar, Co-supervisor

Honours and Masters Students

  • Peter Nunns, 2018
  • James Stewart, 2018
  • Cameron Haworth, 2018
  • Alex Koh, 2017
  • Sam Yoon, 2017
  • Michael Sivendra, 2016
  • Prince Siddarth, 2016
  • Ashleigh Lee, 2016


Prizes and Awards

  • University of Auckland Business School Research Excellence Award, 2018
  • A.R. Bergstrom Prize in Econometrics, 2005
  • New Zealand Econometric Study Group (NZESG) Award in Econometrics, 2004

Editorial Appointments 

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Economic Surveys, 2019-
  • Guest Editor, New Zealand Economic Papers: Special Issue on Housing Affordability, 2019


Deputy Head of Department, 2018-

Director of the Centre for Applied Research in Economics, 2016-

Areas of expertise

Time Series and Panel Data Econometrics, Forecasting

Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • Member, University of Auckland Business School BCom/BProp review panel, 2018-2019
  • Member, Professorial Interview Panel for the Department of Economics, 2018
  • Local organizing committee member, Econometric Society Australasian Meetings, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand, 2018.
  • Program committee member, Econometric Society Australasian Meetings, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand, 2018.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)


Contact details

Primary office location

Level 6, Room 6113
New Zealand

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