Sean Kimpton

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Senior Lecturer

Phone: +649 9219999 ext 5438



  • Bachelor of Commerce (University of Auckland)
  • Bachelor of Arts; Honours in Political Studies (University of Auckland)
  • Master of Professional Business Studies; Economics (Auckland University of Technology)

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • New Zealand Association of Economists (NZAE)
  • History of Economic Thought Society of Australia (HETSA)

Teaching Areas:

  • Economic Principles 1
  • Economic Principles 2
  • Quantitative Methods for Business

Research Areas:

  • The History of Economic Thought
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Political Economy

Research Summary:

I am currently interested in the connection between Smith and Marx and their theories of original income. I explore the accuracy of their treatment. I am also focused on competing notions of the “entrepreneur” in the history of economic thought. While also considering a more robust, modern theory of the entrepreneur.