Dr Gazi M Hassan
Senior Lecturer in Economics
Convenor for ECONS495/499/599
Economic Development; Economics; Globalisation; International Finance; Labour Market; Management; Migration; Pacific Issues; Poverty; Religion; Social Science Research; Statistics; Sustainability
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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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, overseas migration of manpower from developing countries and the consequences of workers' remittances flows. 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 a top 'remittances' scholars in the world according to Google Scholar. Gazi is currently supervising four Ph.D. students in economics and is a specialist teacher of a core paper in graduate research methodology covering both qualitative and quantitative approaches to social science research.
Gazi is keen on supervising interesting and insightful empirical Ph.D. projects in economics that apply innovative identification strategies using either econometrics or qualitative methods but encourages a mixed-methodology approach to research. Supervision queries related broadly to the following research themes will be prioritised:
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).
Doctor of Philosophy (Chief Supervisor):
- Chan Mono Oum – “Temporary migration, micro-credit and remittances in Cambodia”. (2018 - ongoing)
- Noushad Khan Feroz – “Investors perception and information network in social media”. (2019 - ongoing)
- Jahan Abdul Raheem – “Financial crisis, remittance and monetary transmission mechanism”. (2019 - ongoing)
- J. M. D. S. Wijayarathne – “Migrant remittances and households’ investments in Sri Lanka” (2019 - ongoing)
Doctor of Philosophy (Supervisor):
- Harold Glenn A. Valera – "Inflation and Macroeconomic Performance in Asian Economies Under Inflation Targeting Framework: Time Series and Data Analysis" (Completed – IRRI-Manilla)
- Mohammad Irfan – "Determinants of Fossil Fuel and Clean Fuel at Household Level: Evidence from Pakistan" (Completed – Otago University)
- Van Ha – "The effects of Foreign Direct Investment on Domestic Firms: the Case of Vietnam" (2017 - ongoing)
- Devarsh Nirav Pathak – "An Investigation into the Interest Rate Pass-Through in New Zealand" (Completed – ASB Bank NZ)
- Balbir Kaur Samara – “Inequality and gender gap in New Zealand household and workplace ” (Completed – Ministry of Social Development, Government of NZ)
- Yi Yang – “Role of macro-economic factors affecting international trade and consumer behaviour in China and New Zealand?” (Completed – overseas)
- Atikul Islam – “International students’ perception of and financial contribution to New Zealand: an empirical study” (Completed – tax consulting)
- Asena Pouli – “Energy poverty, fuelwood consumption and women’s health in Tongan households” (Ongoing – intern The Treasury, NZ)
Workers' remittances; empirical growth economics; development macroeconomics; gender issues in health and education; inflation targeting in Asia; economies of South Asia.
Ha, V. T. C., Holmes, M., Doan, T., & Hassan, G. (2019). Does foreign investment enhance domestic manufacturing firms’ labour productivity? Evidence from a quantile regression approach. Economic Change and Restructuring, online, 18 pages. doi:10.1007/s10644-019-09251-x
Valera, H. G. A., Holmes, M. J., & Hassan, G. M. (2018). Is inflation targeting credible in Asia? A panel GARCH approach. Empirical Economics, 54(2), 523-546. doi:10.1007/s00181-016-1212-3
Hassan, G., & Shakur, S. (2018). Are there significant externality effects of remittances in Asian economic growth?. Applied Economics Quarterly, 64(2), 127-135.
Valera, H. G. A., Holmes, M., & Hassan, G. (2018). Does inflation targeting matter for the behavior of inflation and output growth? Some regime-based evidence for Asian economies. Journal of Economic Studies, 45(5), 932-955. doi:10.1108/JES-01-2017-0023
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