Les Oxley is Professor in Economics, University of Waikato; Adjunct Professor, Curtin University; Honorary Professor University of Stirling; Affiliate at Motu; Research Associate, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA); and Research Affiliate, Centre for Economic History (CEH), ANU. He is an Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand (FRSNZ). His research interests include time series econometrics; cliometrics; economic history; the economics of innovation; energy economics; environmental economics and economic wellbeing. He is Chair of the Business and Economics Panel of the 2018 PBRF NZ research assessment exercise. He is Co-Editor in Chief and joint Founding Editor of the Journal of Economic Surveys and a Member of the NZ Minister of Finance’s Committee of Academic Advisors. He has published on a wide range of topics and is currently engaged in his sixth Marsden Funded research project.