Statistics NZ Jacoby Prize


2015 Statistics New Zealand Jacoby Prize

* Calling for entries *

The Statistics New Zealand Jacoby Prize is awarded by the Population Association of New Zealand for the best report on a New Zealand related population topic written during a course of university study. The competition is open to tertiary students throughout New Zealand, and is held during the year of the biennial PANZ Conference to all current or immediate past students who present a paper based on their student research.

The prize includes $500 from Statistics New Zealand, travel and accommodation for the Our People, Our Places conference courtesy of PANZ, a year’s free subscription to PANZ, and publication of the winning essay in our journal – the New Zealand Population Review.

We are now calling for entries to coincide with the 2015 Our People, Our Places conference.

Entries close 15 May 2015.

All submissions to be lodged by email please to Dr Arvind Zodgekar –

IMPORTANT NOTE – Submissions must be of a high standard, have been thoroughly checked for typos and errors, and must be free from plagiarism.

Previous winners

The 2013 Jacoby Prize was awarded to Xingang Wang. Xingang is a PhD candidate in Economics at the University of Auckland. His winning paper was titled Assimilation, Ethnic Capital, and the Earnings of Immigrants in New Zealand: A Spatial Approach.

The 2011 Jacoby Prize was awarded to Rachael Hutt from the National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis at Waikato University for her paper titled ‘New Zealand’s Sole Parents and their Marital Status – Updating the Last Decade’. Read the abstract here. Rachael’s paper will be published in the upcoming New Zealand Population Review (Vol 38).

The 2009 Jacoby Prize was awarded to Alexandra Boyle from the School of Geography and Environmental Services at The University of Auckland for her paper titled ‘Conceptions of Diaspora in a Globalising World: The Indian Diaspora Case Study’. Read the abstract here.

The 2007 Jacoby Prize was awarded to Catherine Schroder from the School of Geography and Earth Sciences at Victoria University, for her paper titled ‘Place Attachment in New Zealand’. Read the abstract here.

Background to Dr Jacoby