Our big four banks own their New Zealand counterparts. If they were to tank, we’d have our own ‘too big to fail’ taxpayer-funded bailout.
Matthew received his PhD in Economics from the University of Leeds in 2009. He joined the department as a Lecturer in January 2013 having previously held a Lectureship at Leeds University Business School. His primary areas of research are Macroeconomics and Applied Macroeconometrics, with a focus on global modelling and the analysis of regime-switching and asymmetric behaviour.