Martin Berka

Martin Berka
School of Economics and Finance
Massey University
Private Bag 11222, Palmerston North, New Zealand
ph: +64 6 951 7022

I am a Professor of Macroeconomics at the School of Economics and Finance, Massey University, and a director of the New Zealand Centre for MacroeconomicsMy primary research interests lie in international finance, open economy macroeconomics, and monetary economics. 

I also serve as the founding director of the Open Economy Macroeconomics Research Programme at Centre of Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA) at the Australian National University, an associate editor of the Journal of Economic Surveys and New Zealand Economic Papers, an executive officer of the Central Bank Research Association, a Fellow of the Asian Bureau of Financial and Economic Research, an occasional member of the External Economic Forecast Panel at the New Zealand Treasury, a fellow of the Slovak Economic Association, a board member of the Australasian Macroeconomics Society, and a research associate at the Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
In the past, I have served as an Academic Fellow of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, a programme organizer of the ABFER conference and the Southern Workshop in Macroeconomics (VUW Macro Workshop in the past). I was an organizer of RBNZ 2013 December Macro conference and a local organizer of NBER EASE 2013 in Wellington. 




Trends in European Real Exchange Rates (with Michael B. Devereux), Economic Policy Vol. 28(74), 2013 (lead article). Working paper (longer) version, slides, and data.

Real exchange rate adjustment in and out of the Eurozone (with Michael B. Devereux and Charles Engel), American Economic Review (Papers & Proceedings) 102(3), 2012

International Risk-sharing and commodity prices (with Mario J. Crucini and Chih-Wei Wang), Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol 45 (2), 2012 (Working paper version here)

The Consumption Terms of Trade and Commodity Prices (with Mario J. Crucini), published in Commodity Prices and Markets, NBER book series published by University of Chicago Press (eds. Ito and Rose), February 2011 (NBER WP 15580 here)

Non-linear Adjustment in International Prices and Physical Characteristics of Goods, published in Review of International Economics, Vol 17 (1), 2009.

Funding of regions in New Zealand, published in Clm. Economia, No. 6, 2006

Working papers
General Equilibrium Model of Arbitrage Trade and Real Exchange Rate Persistence 

Deviations in real exchange rates across OECD economies and their structural determinants (with Daan Steenkamp). Also an ABFER WP 19029. The current version is here.

Price setting in a leading Swiss online supermarket (with Michael B. Devereux and Thomas Rudolph, first draft (NBER WP 17126))

Credit Crunch as an Optimal Decision of Risk-Averse Banks under Uncertainty

Book review: Ethics, Economics and Politics: Principles of Public Policy, 2002 in Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics, 16(3), April 2005

Recent Teaching
Econ 413 - International economics: monetary
Econ 305 - Advanced macroeconomics
Econ 202 - Intermediate Macroeconomics

Concordances between
Note: second column denotes a weight (assumed equal across all industries in a particular row

Restructuring the Banking Sector in Slovakia (M.A. thesis), with defense notes (all you really need to know, encrypted)

Some recent conference discussions:
Research reports and theses of some of the students I supervised: Media
New Economics Papers in Open Economy Macroeconomics
RePEc - Research Papers in Economics, the largest database of econ literature, free of charge.
Massey University / School of Economics and Finance
"A perfection of means and a confusion of aims seems to be our main problem" - Albert Einstein (other quotes)
A writeup for a UBC VOC Journal about a trip across the Tasman. And one that UBC Trek magazine wrote about the row. A tiez pre SME.