Dr Gazi M Hassan

Gazi Hassan

Senior Lecturer in Economics
Convenor - Work Integrated Learning (Internships/Projects)


Climate; Economic Development; Economics; Globalisation; International Finance; Labour Market; Migration; Pacific Issues; Poverty; Religion; Social Science Research; Statistics; Sustainability

Economic Growth, Clean Energy, Climate Vulnerability, Climate Finance, Global Inequality, Health Expenditure, Remittances.

Qualifications: B.B.A. Marketing (NSU, Bangladesh); M.A. Econ. (Kent, UK) ; M.A. Econ. (York, Canada); Ph.D. Econ. (Western Sydney, Australia)

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Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Room: MSB2.22
Phone: +64 7 858 5164
Cellphone: 021 041 1978

Papers Taught

About Gazi

Gazi Hassan is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Waikato. He is also a Research Associate in the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA) at the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, and a Visiting Academic at the Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society, Oxford University. His research field is broadly development macroeconomics, specifically looking into overseas migration of manpower from developing countries and the consequences of international remittances. He is currently working on a couple of new research projects investigating how inflowing remittances at the household level could be a source of finance for sustainable development goals, in particular, climate adaptation costs and clean energy expenditures in poor coastal countries. Gazi is among the top 25% of all economics authors in New Zealand (RePEc) and is an internationally recognised researcher in the field of "workers' remittances" according to the ranking of Google Scholar. Gazi supervises a number of Ph.D. and Masters theses in economics and teaches graduate research methodology at the Waikato Management School covering both qualitative and quantitative approaches to social science research.

Gazi is currently supervising a number of PhD students and is no longer accepting a new student until mid 2022 or early 2023. He is however keen on collaborating with scholars working on interesting and insightful research projects in economics or in related disciplines that apply innovative identification strategies using either econometrics or qualitative methods. However, he encourages the use of a mixed-methodology approach to a preferably cross-disciplinary research problem. Collaboration queries related broadly to the following research themes are welcome:

1. Understanding the nature and flows of private unearned income (remittances, foreign aid, gifts or charity), and their welfare impact on the aggregate, institutional, community, and household level.

2. Innovative Financing for the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG). In particular, the role of new forms of capital (e.g. remittances securitization or sustainability bonds or sovereign wealth funds) in promoting the achievement of SDG.

3. Financial inclusion, gender and mobile technology, inclusive economic growth, and pro-poor macroeconomic policies in the developing and pacific countries.

4. Funding for clean energy and climate adaptation expenditures by remittances flows in developing countries and small island developing states (SIDS).

5. Role of government, public policy and communities to attract and channel remittances as climate finance in the pacific island economies. In particular, what climate leadership role can Australia and New Zealand play through their recognised seasonal migration programs.

Research Supervised

Doctor of Philosophy (Chief Supervisor): 

  1. Chan Mono Oum – “Temporary migration, micro-credit and remittances in Cambodia”. (2018 - ongoing)
  2. Noushad Khan Feroz – “Investors perception and information network in social media”. (2019 - ongoing)
  3. Jahan Abdul Raheem – “Remittance and monetary transmission mechanism during pre and post-conflict era in Sri Lanka ”. (2019 - ongoing)
  4. J. M. D. S. Wijayarathne – “Migrant remittances and Sustainable Development Goals in Sri Lanka” (2019 - ongoing)

Doctor of Philosophy (Supervisor): 

  1. Harold Glenn A. Valera – "Inflation and Macroeconomic Performance in Asian Economies Under Inflation Targeting Framework: Time Series and Data Analysis"  (Completed – IRRI-Manilla)
  2. Mohammad Irfan  – "Determinants of Fossil Fuel and Clean Fuel at Household Level: Evidence from Pakistan"  (Completed – Otago University)
  3. Van Ha – "The effects of Foreign Direct Investment on Domestic Firms: the Case of Vietnam" (completed)
  4. Kola Fatokun -  "Refugee resettlement and social-economic participation through Entrepreneurship: A focus on New Zealand"  (ongoing)

Masters Dissertation (Chief Supervisor):

  1. Devarsh Nirav Pathak – "An Investigation into the Interest Rate Pass-Through in New Zealand" (Completed – ASB Bank NZ)
  2. Balbir Kaur Samra – “Inequality and gender gap in New Zealand household and workplace ” (Completed – Ministry of Social Development, Government of NZ)
  3. Yi Yang – “Role of macro-economic factors affecting international trade and consumer behaviour in China and New Zealand?” (Completed – overseas)
  4. Atikul Islam – “International students’ perception of and financial contribution to New Zealand: an empirical study” (Completed – tax consulting)
  5. Asena Pouli – “Energy poverty, fuelwood consumption and women’s health in Tongan households” (Ongoing – intern The Treasury, NZ)

Research Interests

Workers' remittances; empirical growth economics; development macroeconomics; gender issues in health and education; inflation targeting in Asia; economies of South Asia.

Recent Publications

  • Hasan, I., Hassan, G., Kim, S. J., & Wu, E. (2021). The impact of risk-based capital rules for international lending on income inequality: Global evidence. Economic Modelling, 98, 136-153. doi:10.1016/j.econmod.2021.01.003

  • Hasan, I., Hassan, G., Kim, S., & Wu, E. (2021). The real impact of ratings-based capital rules on the finance-growth rates. International Review of Financial Analysis, 73, 23 pages. doi:10.1016/j.irfa.2020.101628

  • Ha, V., Holmes, M. J., & Hassan, G. (2021). Does foreign direct investment influence R&D activity in the host country? Evidence from Vietnam. International Journal of Emerging Markets, online, 21 pages. doi:10.1108/IJOEM-08-2020-0932

  • Ha, V., Holmes, M. J., & Hassan, G. (2020). Does foreign investment benefit the exporting activities of Vietnamese firms?. The World Economy, 43(6), 1619-1646. doi:10.1111/twec.12912

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