Finance and financial services research

The Massey Business School has current and historical research strength in finance, investment and banking. 

The group has strong links to industry, especially major New Zealand banks, through its financial services research centres.

Research centres and groups

Westpac-Massey Fin-Ed Centre

The Fin-Ed Centre works to help New Zealanders become more financially savvy by improving their knowledge, attitudes and behaviour towards money. We are actively researching in the area of financial literacy.

Real Estate Analysis Unit (MUREAU)

This unit works on public and contracted private research. Two key reports are the Massey University Home Affordability Report and the New Zealand Residential Rental Survey.

Our research expertise includes

  • Finance
  • Investment
  • Banking
  • Property



  • Prof Nuttawat Visaltanachoti

    Prof Nuttawat Visaltanachoti

    Dean's Chair in Finance - School of Economics and Finance




Scenic view of Timor-Leste beach

Using a strategic approach to increase the economic prosperity of Timor-Leste, the South-East Asian nation’s government called upon Massey University for assistance in developing a national financial literacy strategy.

In an effort to cultivate a culture of financial good health, the government of Timor-Leste made the financial education of its “under-served” people a priority. Following wide consultation and garnering the support of its financial sector, the government then commissioned the expertise of Massey University’s Dr Pushpa Wood to work with the Central Bank of Timor-Leste to develop a national strategic plan for financial literacy.


desk showing spreadsheets and pie chart

A Massey University research project that sought to find out how useful financial reports really are to its users has been cited internationally.
Information Needs of Users of New Zealand Capital Markets Entity Reports was published in March 2016. Since then, results from this research have featured in the National Business Review and on Scoop, as well as internationally on the IASPlus global accounting news website.


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